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Texas Medicaid Provider Surety Bond

Who needs a Texas Medicaid Provider Surety Bond?

Certain Medicaid providers in the State of Texas are required to maintain a surety bond by the Health and Human Services Commission pursuant to Title 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 352.15. A bound amount of $50,000 is required for each enrolled location.


Why is the Medicaid Bond required?

The bond’s purpose is to ensure all providers follow all relevant statutes and laws in the State of Texas. Specifically, the bond requires that the Principal will pay the Texas HHSC any uncollected overpayments.


How do I know this is the bond I need?

If you are based in Texas and have been told you need a Medicaid Bond, or a Medicaid Surety Bond, you are in the right place. If you have questions, we recommend contacting the Texas Health and Human Services Commission directly.

General Questions
What is a surety bond? 
What is a surety bond?

A surety bond is a three-party agreement among a principal, an obligee, and a surety.

The bond formalizes the principal's obligation to the obligee. The surety guarantees that the principal will fulfill their obligation.