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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
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Commitments and Contingencies

Note 23: Commitments and Contingencies


The Company has non-cancelable contractual agreements primarily related to leases. For additional discussion on leases, see Note 21 “Leases.”.


The Company is a party to various claims, legal and regulatory proceedings, lawsuits and administrative actions arising in the ordinary course of business and associated with the Business Combinations. The Company carries general and professional liability insurance coverage to mitigate the Company’s risk of potential loss in such cases. An accrual is established when a specific contingency is probable and estimable. The Company also faces contingencies that are reasonably possible to occur that cannot currently be estimated. The Company believes that disposition of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, net loss or cash flows. It is the Company’s policy to expense costs associated with loss contingencies, including any related legal fees, as they are incurred.

In 2021, a discrepancy was identified in the service agreement with one of the Company’s health plans resulting in a renegotiation of the agreement. As of the date of issuance of this Form 10-Q, the renegotiation was in process. The Company has determined it is reasonably possible that resolution of this discrepancy will result in a payment to the health plan of approximately $10.6 million. This contingent liability was reflected in the Company’s financial statements presented in the 2021 Form 10-K. In the fourth quarter of 2021 during the Predecessor Period, the Company recorded a $3.6 million reduction in operating revenue and a $7.0 million charge to operating expense to account for amounts not previously recorded.


The healthcare industry is subject to numerous laws and regulations of Federal, state, and local governments. These laws and regulations include, but are not limited to, matters of licensure, accreditation, government healthcare program participation requirements, reimbursement for patient services, and Medicare / Medicaid Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention. Recently, government activity has increased with respect to investigations and allegations concerning possible violations of Fraud, Waste and Abuse statutes and regulations by healthcare providers. Violations of these laws and regulations could result in expulsion from government healthcare programs together with imposition of significant fines and penalties as well as significant repayment for patient services billed.

Management believes the Company is compliant with Fraud, Waste and Abuse regulations as well as other applicable government laws. While no regulatory inquiries have been made, compliance with such laws and regulations is subject to government review and interpretation, as well as other regulatory actions which might be unknown at this time.

Healthcare reform legislation at both the Federal and state levels continues to evolve. Changes continue to impact existing and future laws and rules. Such changes may impact the manner in which the Company conducts business, restrict the Company’s revenue growth in certain eligibility categories, slow down revenue growth rates for certain eligibility categories, increase certain medical, administrative and capital costs, and expose the Company to increased risk of loss or further liabilities. As a result, the Company’s consolidated financial position could be impacted by such changes.

COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization designated COVID 19 a global pandemic. The rapid spread of COVID 19 around the world and throughout the U.S. has altered the behavior of businesses and people, with significant negative effects on Federal, state, and local economies, the duration of which continues to remain unknown. Various mandates were implemented by Federal, state, and local governments in response to the pandemic, which caused many people to remain at home along with forced closure of or limitations on certain businesses. This included suspension of elective procedures by healthcare facilities. While restrictions have been eased across the U.S. and most states have lifted moratoriums on non-emergency procedures, some restrictions remain in place. COVID 19 disproportionately impacts older adults, especially those with chronic illnesses, which describes many of the Company’s patients.

The COVID 19 pandemic did not have a material impact on the Company’s revenues for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2022 and the year ended December 31, 2021. Nearly 99% of the Company’s total revenues are recurring, consisting of fixed monthly PMPM capitation payments received from Medicare Advantage health plans. Based on claims paid to date, direct costs associated with COVID-19 claims was approximately $93.3 million for the period March 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022. Management instituted multiple safety measures for the Company’s employees including a work-from-home policy and access to free vaccinations and personal protective equipment.

The full extent to which COVID 19 will directly or indirectly impact the Company, its future results of operations and financial condition will depend on factors which are highly uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted. This includes new and emerging information from the impact of new variants of the virus, the actions taken to contain it or treat its impact and the economic impact on the Company’s markets. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and duration of stay-at-home practices and business closures and restrictions, government imposed or recommended suspensions of elective procedures, and expenses required for supplies and personal protective equipment. Because of these and other uncertainties, management cannot estimate the length or severity of the impact of the pandemic on the Company’s business. Furthermore, because of the Company’s business model, the full impact of COVID 19 may not be fully reflected in the Company’s results of operations and overall financial condition until future periods. However, management continues to closely evaluate and monitor the nature and extent of these potential impacts to the Company’s business, results of operations and liquidity.