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Physician staffing firm Envision Healthcare officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, a move that will wipe away $5.6 billion of debt and hand over ownership of the company to its creditors.

Envision also plans on selling a separate subsidiary that runs outpatient surgery centers, and has already attracted two potential buyers.


Envision’s bankruptcy serves as a warning for other physician staffing firms that have a lot of debt and previously relied on balance billing patients.

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