Tennessee
Limitations on Charges, Billing, and Collections
Tennessee law limits nonprofit hospital charges, billing, and collection practices.

Tennessee law prohibits all hospitals from requiring an uninsured patient to pay an amount that exceeds 175 percent of the cost for the services provided (calculated using the cost-to-charge ratio in the most recent joint annual report to the state’s Department of Health). The Department of Health is required to maintain the confidentiality of information regarding the amounts a hospital bills for services obtained pursuant to §68-11-262. Tenn. Code §68-11-262.