Chamberlin Edmonds gives a whole new meaning to the word "recovery" in the health care industry. The company provides revenue recovery assistance to hospitals, governments, and managed health care organizations. On behalf of its clients, the company helps disabled, indigent, and uninsured patients navigate the often-complex application processes necessary to receive Social Security disability benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, crime victims' compensation, and charity care. Chamberlin Edmonds primarily serves acute care patients. Founded in 1986, it operates through about 10 regional offices across the US. The company was acquired by payments technology firm Emdeon for $260 million in 2010.