8-K 1 g26879e8vk.htm FORM 8-K e8vk
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 15, 2011
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in charter)
Delaware   001-15925   13-3893191
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
4000 Meridian Boulevard
Franklin, Tennessee 37067
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (615) 465-7000
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On Friday, April 8, 2011, Community Health Systems, Inc. received a document subpoena, dated March 31, 2011, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (the “OIG”), in connection with an investigation of possible improper claims submitted to Medicare and Medicaid. The subpoena, issued from the OIG’s Chicago, Illinois office, requests documents from all of our hospitals and appears to concern emergency department processes and procedures, including our hospitals’ use of the Pro-MED Clinical Information System, which is a third-party software system that assists with the management of patient care and provides operational support and data collection for emergency department management and has the ability to track discharge, transfer, and admission recommendations of emergency department physicians. The subpoena also requests other information about our relationships with emergency department physicians, including financial arrangements. The subpoena’s requests are very similar to those contained in the Civil Investigative Demands received by our Texas hospitals from the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas on November 15, 2010 (and disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, p. 39). We do not know if the subpoena is related in any way to the allegations contained in the lawsuit styled Tenet Healthcare Corporation vs. Community Health Systems, Inc., et al. (No. 3:11-cv-00732-M) filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on April 11, 2011. We are cooperating fully with the OIG in connection with this subpoena and are currently unable to predict the outcome of this investigation.
The information furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  By:   /s/ W. Larry Cash    
    W. Larry Cash   
    Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Director
(principal financial officer)