Equity firms partner for $100M buyout of eligibility firm

In a move that further underscores the industry's renewed determination to get patients registered appropriately for state and federal medical programs, a group of private equity firms have partnered to acquire Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates of Atlanta, which provides specialized eligibility determination services to hospitals. It helps hospitals qualify patients not only for Medicaid and federal and state programs, but also, SSI, Society Security Disability and charity care programs, and even crime victims compensation funding.

Chamberlin Edmonds guides uninsured patients through the process of applying for reimbursement for uncompensated care, particularly federal and state disability programs. It has more than 160 customers in 27 states. Chamberlin Edmonds' top executives should remain with the company. The private equity firms involved in the buyout include New York's Charterhouse Group, Highlander Partners and MTS Health Investors. The deal is valued at about $100 million.

To learn more about the deal:
- read this Modern Healthcare article (reg. req.)
- read the equity firms' release

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