Limitations on Charges, Billing, and Collections
Mississippi law limits the amounts nonprofit and for-profit hospitals may charge patients, and limits hospital billing and collection practices.

Mississippi generally prohibits both nonprofit and for-profit hospitals from “charging, accepting, or retaining any additional payment” for hospital services from an indigent patient unless it appears that the patient’s qualification or admission as “indigent” was erroneous. Miss. Code Ann. §41-7-35.