TX Surprise Billing Law Goes Into Effect Without Changes From Providers

By Ariel Cohen / January 10, 2020 at 3:19 PM
A Texas surprise billing law went into effect on Jan. 1 without an exception for most non-emergency cases that was sought by a group of hospitals and providers. Texas state lawmakers in May approved legislation to tackle surprise medical bills that relies on an arbitration process for insurers and providers to settle disputes. The bill, SB 1264, also includes a “non-emergency waiver” disclosure form that allows a patient to waive their protections from balance billing when they intentionally choose to...

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