Hagens Berman Continues Investigation of Community Health and Tenet after Announcement of DHHS Subpoena and New Buyout Off

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hagens Berman LLP, a nationwide, investor-rights law firm, is continuing its investigation of Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) (“Community Health”) and Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) for securities law violations. Community Health announced on April 15 that, on April 8, 2011, it received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The subpoena requests documents relating to emergency department procedures and is connected to an investigation into potential improper Medicare and Medicaid claims.

Investors who purchased Community Health or Tenet stock before April 11, 2011, and incurred significant losses are encouraged to speak with Hagens Berman Partner Reed R. Kathrein at 510-725-3000. Investors can contact the Hagens Berman legal team via email at [email protected]. The firm is also interested to speak with witnesses who may have more information about these claims. Additional information is available at www.hbsslaw.com/CommunityHealth.

Community Health’s announcement came four days after Tenet Healthcare filed a lawsuit alleging that Community Health has committed securities fraud through medically unnecessary admissions at its hospitals in order to increase revenue from Medicare and Medicaid. On news of the lawsuit, Community Health’s stock dropped 35 percent to $26.24 per share. At the same time, Tenet’s stock dropped to $6.51, a loss of nearly 14 percent. Some analysts and media reports rebut Tenet’s allegations, claiming that they themselves are misleading. On April 18, 2011, Tenet announced that it is reviewing a new all cash buyout offer from Community Health.

Hagens Berman Partner Reed R. Kathrein is leading the firm’s investigation from its San Francisco office.

“The announcement of a DHHS investigation suggests that Tenet’s allegations should be taken a bit more seriously,” said Mr. Kathrein. “At the same time, Tenet’s stake in this must also be considered in light of Community Health’s unsuccessful takeover attempt. As our investigation continues, we hope to uncover who is telling the truth.”

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