Washington, D.C.  20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 9, 2024 - Cross Country full logo_2-2024.jpg
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
6551 Park of Commerce Boulevard, N.W., Boca Raton, FL 33487
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)
(561) 998-2232
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share          CCRN            The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 8.01    Other Events.

As previously disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, we have experienced an increase in our bad debt expense in 2023 primarily driven by a deterioration in our accounts receivable aging stemming from a single managed service program customer (the “customer”). On May 6, 2024, the customer filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the “filing”). Prior to the filing, the customer had been making timely payments on their outstanding balance as part of a payment plan that also contemplated accelerated payment upon the occurrence of certain events, including access to additional capital. As of the date of the filing, the Company was owed an estimated $20 million, net of reserves and subcontractor receivables, and the Company expects to take an associated bad debt charge in the second quarter of 2024, the amount of which has yet to be determined.


In addition to historical information, this Form 8-K contains statements relating to expectations regarding our a potential bad debt charge which is a forward-looking statement within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are predictive in nature and/or depend upon or refer to future events. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following: the bankruptcy process for our customer, the overall macroeconomic environment, demand for the healthcare services, the effect of existing or future government regulation and federal and state legislative and enforcement initiatives in our industry, our customers’ ability to pay us for our services, and other factors, including, without limitation, the risk factors set forth in Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we cannot guarantee future results and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s opinions only as of the date of this Form 8-K. Except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements. All references to the Company, we, us, our, or Cross Country in this Form 8-K mean Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

Dated:May 9, 2024By:/s/ William J. Burns
   Name: William J. Burns
   Title: Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer