Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 185.002
Itemized Bill Required


A health care provider that requests payment from a patient after providing a health care service or related supply to the patient shall submit with the request a written, itemized bill of the alleged cost of each service and supply provided to the patient during the patient’s visit to the provider. The provider must submit the itemized bill not later than the 30th day after the provider receives a final payment on the provided service or supply from a third party.


The itemized bill must include:


a plain language description of each distinct health care service or supply the health care provider provided to the patient;


if the provider sought or is seeking reimbursement from a third party, any billing code submitted to the third party and the amounts billed to and paid by that third party; and


the amount the provider alleges is due from the patient for each service and supply provided to the patient.


A health care provider may issue the itemized bill electronically, including through a patient portal on the provider’s Internet website.


A patient is entitled to obtain from the health care provider an itemized bill on request at any time after the itemized bill is initially issued under Subsection (a).


A health care provider may not pursue debt collection against a patient for a provided health care service or supply unless the provider has complied with this section.
Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 271 (S.B. 490), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 185.002 — Itemized Bill Required, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­185.­htm#185.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 185.002’s source at texas​.gov