On Oct. 8, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III, along with the AGs of 27 other states, reached a settlement with CHS/Community Health Systems Inc. and CHSPSC LLC. This settlement is a result of a data breach that affected approximately 6.1 million patients. CHS and CHSPSC LLC recently settled with the HHS Office for Civil Rights for $2.3 million regarding this same data breach.
CHSPSC provides services, including management, consultation, and information technology services, for hospitals and other affiliates of CHS. CHS is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute-care hospitals in nonurban and mid-sized markets throughout the country.