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Top 20 Texas physician groups by Medicare charges

Texas is the second largest state in the U.S., both in terms of area and population. With more than 10,300 practicing physician groups, it also has one of the highest concentrations of physician organizations in the country.

The Definitive Healthcare PhysicianGroupView product lists nearly 123,000 active physician groups across the United States. Using data from the most recent 12-month interval tracked in our database, we’ve compiled a list of the top physician groups operating in Texas, ranked by Medicare charges.

Top physician groups in Texas by 2020 Medicare charges

RankPhysician group nameMain specialtyCityDefinitive IDMedicare chargesExplore dataset
1Texas OncologyOncology - Hematology/OncologyDallas553058$3,102,870,926 Explore
2Texas Health Physicians GroupInternal MedicineArlington550635$1,686,565,410 Explore
3Renaissance Physician OrganizationFamily PracticeHouston552341$992,889,694 Explore
4Baylor Scott & White HealthTexas Provider NetworkInternal MedicineDallas552769$740,766,934 Explore
5Houston Methodist Primary Care GroupInternal MedicineBellaire624224$484,073,848 Explore
6NorthStar AnesthesiaAnesthesiology - AnesthesiologistIrving955535$476,961,960 Explore
7BSA Health System PhysiciansObstetrics/GynecologyAmarillo1009026$380,773,111 Explore
8QuestcareInternal MedicineDallas957171$371,422,922 Explore
9UT Southwestern Medical Center Physicians (FKA UT Southwestern Medical Group)HospitalistDallas597174$334,304,315 Explore
10UT Health East Texas PhysiciansFamily PracticeTyler650621$316,767,425 Explore
11University of Texas Physicians (AKA UT Physicians)Anesthesiology - AnesthesiologistHouston550857$316,414,767 Explore
12Texas Digestive Disease ConsultantsGastroenterologyAllen553057$302,758,060 Explore
13Dallas Medical Center PhysiciansRadiology - Diagnostic RadiologyDallas1053954$279,647,540 Explore
14Green Oaks Physical TherapySurgery - Orthopedic SurgeryArlington604325$265,034,843 Explore
15UTMB Health Physicians (FKA UTMB Faculty Group Practice)Radiology - Diagnostic RadiologyAlvin645282$248,700,335 Explore
16Texas Radiology AssociatesRadiology - Diagnostic RadiologyPlano553060$238,860,590 Explore
17Paragon Infusion Centers TexasNurse - Nurse PractitionerPlano704315$197,823,330 Explore
18Therapy Partners of North TexasSurgery - Orthopedic SurgeryEuless618504$192,296,018 Explore
19Radiology Associates of North Texas PARadiology - Diagnostic RadiologyFort Worth585301$191,593,665 Explore
20Patient Physician Network IPAPediatric MedicinePlano581862$191,505,984 Explore

Fig. 1. Medicare data is from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (PUF). The most recent data is from calendar year 2020; 2021 data is scheduled to be released in July 2023.

Which Texas physician groups had the highest Medicare charges?

Texas Oncology reported the highest Medicare charges in 2020, with more than $3.1 billion in total charges. This Dallas-based oncology group has 829 physicians and more than 1,000 total practice members.
In second is Texas Health Physicians Group, with more than $1.6 billion in total Medicare charges. Based out of Arlington, this internal medicine-focused physician group counts more than 2,500 doctors among its membership. 

Houston’s Renaissance Physician Organization takes third on our list, with more than $992 million in Medicare charges. Just more than 1,400 doctors are parts of this family practice group, which also specializes in internal medicine and ophthalmology

Ninety percent of the organizations on our list are categorized as single- or multi-specialty physician groups. University of Texas Physicians represents the only academic practice group on the list, while Patient Physician Network IPA is the sole independent practice association in the top 20, meaning it is owned by its member physicians, rather than another healthcare network or organization.

What are physician groups?

Physician groups are organizations comprising one or more doctors who provide coordinated care. They may be classified as private practices run by a single physician, or as group practices with two or more physicians delivering care in the same setting, and are often owned by health networks. In rarer cases, physician groups may be owned and operated by academic organizations or by the group’s member physicians.

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