Estimates & Price Transparency

Understanding Hospital Charges, Billing, & Payments

Price Transparency File (also known as Chargemaster, CMS Machine Readable File)

The file is updated annually as required by section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act, which was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act. This file was last updated on January 1, 2024.

Price Estimator Tool (also known as a Price Transparency Tool)

Methodist Health System has provided an easy tool for our patients to determine an estimate for a procedure/test/surgery. Please follow the link below to create an estimate.

Understanding Hospital Charges, Billing, and Payment

Methodist Health System is committed to fulfilling its mission to provide quality and compassionate health care services to people from all walks of life. Our goal is to help you understand the charge, billing, and payment process prior to your visit so you can make an informed decision regarding your health care out-of-pocket costs.

Methodist Health System believes it is important for our patients to understand their potential financial liability before services are performed. Patients are encouraged to request a charge estimate for any hospital procedure/service/test by completing an estimate in the Price Transparency Tool, Using the Price Transparency File, or calling our facility financial counselor by phone or in person.

Financial Counselor Contact Information:
Methodist McKinney – (972)-569-2700, option 9, option 5

Financial counselors are available free of charge to answer any questions you may have about your health insurance benefits, insurance contracted discounts, and uninsured discounts. The counselors can provide you with a written estimate which details individual charges from the chargemaster, insurance or uninsured discounts and patient portion due for tests, surgeries or inpatient stays, or you can click on the Patient Estimate Tool to produce your own estimate.

Estimates are based on information provided by you (the patient) and do not include additional tests/procedures/services ordered by your physician after the initial estimate or post unforeseen complications, or physician charges which are billed separately by your physician.

Uninsured Patient Rights: Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 1-877-696-6775.

Multilingual Resources | CMS

Market-Based Services (Flat Rate)

Coronary Calcium Score Screening: $85

Texas PricePoint

You may also compare average inpatient charges using the Texas Hospital Associations website called Texas PricePoint. Data presented on this site includes charges on the most common inpatient services, links to quality data, and general information about Texas hospitals.

Disclaimer: Methodist Health System makes no guarantees regarding the charge information provided on this website. The charge information is strictly an estimate of charges and Methodist Health System cannot guarantee the estimates because patient services may vary by patient due to physician treatment decisions, unforeseen complications, additional tests or services ordered by your physician, and the needs of each individual patient. In addition, estimates may change based on your contracted insurance benefits, pending financial assistance, or pending state/federal program aid.

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