In the 2018 legislative term, Tennessee introduced and passed legislation thatprohibits 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. We currently cover bills from the 2017-2018 legislative term and key statutes from each state. Search the database for specific bills, statutes or cases by using keyword, key issue category, and/or jurisdiction.
*Note: 2019 legislative session updates are currently in progress. Check back weekly for updates.
LEGISLATIVE CALENDARTennessee’s current legislative session runs from 1/8/2019 – 4/26/2019. Bills from 2019 will carry over to 2020 as part of the 2019-2020 legislative term.
FY 2018 BUDGETTennessee’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 the following year. Tennessee enacted its FY 2018 Budget during the regular legislative session. To view Tennessee’s FY 2018 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.