TENNESSEE

Overview

In the 2018 legislative term, Tennessee introduced and passed legislation that prohibits healthcare providers from collecting out-of-network charges from an insured unless they provide written notice to the insured (HB 1935/SB 1869). In 2017, Tennessee took steps to increase price transparency among health care providers and passed legislation that requires annual coverage assessments on hospitals.

The State Database

The Source tracks state activities impacting healthcare price and competition in both legislation and litigation in a searchable database to help stakeholders at the state level understand their legal and regulatory environment as they make efforts to improve access, quality, and efficiency, and reduce costs in healthcare.

The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ), created by The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition and Catalyst for Payment Reform, catalogues state legislation governing price transparency, provider market power, provider payment, provider networks, and benefit design.

Search the database across all jurisdictions on the State Overview page, or view and filter existing legislation or litigation on individual state pages. The database allows customized search and filter by keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.

*Note: Current legislative session bill updates are ongoing. Check back weekly for updates. 



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© 2018-2019 The SLIHCQ DatabaseInitial funding for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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© 2018-2019 The SLIHCQ DatabaseInitial funding for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
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Additional Resources

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR

Tennessee’s latest legislative session ran from 1/8/2019 – 4/26/2019. Bills from 2019 will carry over to 2020 as part of the 2019-2020 legislative term.

FY 2019-2020 BUDGET

Tennessee’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 the following year. Tennessee enacted its FY 2019-2020 Budget during the regular legislative session. To view Tennessee’s FY 2019-2020 Budget, click here.

REGULATION & ENFORCEMENT

  • Tennessee was one of 16 states to file an amicus brief supporting the FTC’s winning position in the Ninth Circuit appeal of St. Luke’s Health Care Sys. v. FTC, No. 14-35173 (March 7, 2014), decided February 10, 2015. The States’ brief stated that the acceleration of health care costs due to the growth of large health care provider systems had become a matter of grave concern for the states.

KEY RESOURCES