Texas Regulations for ERs

Did you know that state of Texas guidelines require insurance carriers to pay in-network benefits to any patient who receives emergency medical treatment? This means when you seek emergency treatment at Memorial Heights Emergency Center, regardless of how your health insurance provider classifies our facility they are required to cover any of your emergency room treatment. According to Texas state law, you are empowered to decide whether your condition is a medical emergency or not.

If your insurance provider has refused to reimburse you for your emergency medical care at Memorial Heights Emergency Center you should file an official complaint with the Texas Department of Insurance. For more information about the Texas Department of Insurance or filing your official complaint visit:http://www.tdi.state.tx.us.

Senate Bill 425 And House Bill 3276

  • Memorial Heights Emergency Center is a freestanding emergency room.
  • Memorial Heights Emergency Center charges rates that are comparable to a hospital based emergency room, including a facility fee.
  • The physicians at Memorial Heights Emergency Center may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to the patient.
  • Memorial Heights Emergency Center and our emergency physicians may not be a participating provider in your the patient’s health plan network. However, by Texas state law your health insurance provider must process your emergency medical visit at “in network benefit levels”.