In Shelby County Health Care Corporation d/b/a Regional Medical Center v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that the statutory hospital lien act does not attach to medical payment benefits paid pursuant to an insurance policy. In this case, the “Med” attempted to recover the full amount of its medical treatment rendered to Kevin Holt, the Nationwide insured, which exceeded $33,000.00. The Nationwide policy included medical benefits coverage of $5000. The Trial Court had awarded $5000 in damages, and the Court of Appeals had actually increased the judgment to 33,823.02. The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals and dismissed the suit against Nationwide. For a PDF copy of the opinion, click here.