Health & Safety Code Section 241.252
Notice of Fees
(a)In this section, “provider network” has the meaning assigned by Section 1456.001 (Definitions), Insurance Code.
(b)A facility described by Section 241.251 (Applicability) shall post notice that:
(A)the facility is a freestanding emergency medical care facility;
(B)the facility charges rates comparable to a hospital emergency room and may charge a facility fee;
(C)a facility or a physician providing medical care at the facility may not be a participating provider in the patient’s health benefit plan provider network; and
(D)a physician providing medical care at the facility may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to a patient; and
(A)lists the health benefit plans in which the facility is a participating provider in the health benefit plan’s provider network; or
(B)states the facility is not a participating provider in any health benefit plan provider network.
(c)The notice required by this section must be posted prominently and conspicuously:
(1)at the primary entrance to the facility;
(2)in each patient treatment room;
(3)at each location within the facility at which a person pays for health care services; and
(4)on the facility’s Internet website.
(d)The notice required by Subsections (c)(1), (2), and (3) must be in legible print on a sign with dimensions of at least 8.5 inches by 11 inches.
(e)Notwithstanding Subsection (c), a facility that is a participating provider in one or more health benefit plan provider networks complies with Subsection (b)(2) if the facility:
(1)provides notice on the facility’s Internet website listing the health benefit plans in which the facility is a participating provider in the health benefit plan’s provider network; and
(2)provides to a patient written confirmation of whether the facility is a participating provider in the patient’s health benefit plan’s provider network.
Section 241.252 — Notice of Fees,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.241.htm#241.252 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).