Provider Based Billing (PBB)

Your Complete Guide

Thank you for being a valued patient at one of Knox Community Hospital’s employed physician locations. These physician locations now function as part of two separate departments of Knox Community Hospital, the Departments of Primary Care and Specialty Care.

What is Provider Based Billing (PBB)?
PBB refers to the billing process for services rendered in a hospital department or location. This process takes place when the hospital owns space and employs physicians and other support personnel who are involved in patient care.

This benefits patients as all departments of the hospital are subject to rigorous quality standards and are monitored by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

NOTE: Provider Based Billing and the information contained on this page pertain to Medicare and Medicaid patients only.

Physician Listing

Department of Primary Care

Family Medicine

Amber Daugherty, MD
Jasmine Usher-Ledet, MD
Ron T. Martinson, MD
Amy Murnen, MD
Larry C. Reed, MD
Daniel Smith, DO

Internal Medicine

Frederick Carroll, MD
Elizabeth Klenk, MD, MS
Thomas McKinley, MD
Shailesh C. Patel, MD


Department of Specialty Care


Jaime Goodman, MD

General Surgery

Michael Heuman, MD
Hydi Laidlaw-Smith, DO
Lauren McDowell-Jacobs, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Paul Prior, MD
Rebecca Stilson, MD
Michael Sullivan, MD


Gregory J. Cush, MD
Kenneth H. Doolittle, II, MD
Jarrett Helming, DO

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Christopher Hetrick, DO
Suzanne Helming, DO


Julie Costello, MD


David H. Brown, MD
Adam Clemens, MD
Jed W. Henry, MD