Ins. Code Section 1453.001
(1)“Health care provider” means:
(A)a hospital, emergency clinic, outpatient clinic, or other facility providing health care services; or
(B)an individual who is licensed in this state to provide health care services.
(2)“Managed care entity” means:
(A)a health maintenance organization;
(B)a preferred provider benefit plan issuer;
(C)an approved nonprofit health corporation that holds a certificate of authority under Chapter 844 (Certification of Certain Nonprofit Health Corporations); or
(D)another entity that offers a managed care plan, including:
(i)an insurance company;
(ii)a group hospital service corporation operating under Chapter 842 (Group Hospital Service Corporations);
(iii)a fraternal benefit society operating under Chapter 885 (Fraternal Benefit Societies);
(iv)a stipulated premium company operating under Chapter 884 (Stipulated Premium Insurance Companies);
(v)a multiple employer welfare arrangement that holds a certificate of authority under Chapter 846 (Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements); and
(vi)an entity not authorized under this code or another insurance law of this state that contracts directly for health care services on a risk-sharing basis, including a capitation basis.
(3)“Managed care plan” means a health benefit plan:
(A)under which health care services are provided through contracts with health care providers to individuals enrolled in or insured under the plan; and
(B)that provides financial incentives to individuals enrolled in or insured under the plan to use health care providers participating in the plan and procedures covered by the plan.
Section 1453.001 — Definitions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.1453.htm#1453.001 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).