LHC Group Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

LHC Group Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group Inc.
(Nasdaq:LHCG), a national provider of post-acute care services, announced
today details for the release of its results for the third quarter ended
September 30, 2012.

LHC Group plans to issue its earnings release for the third quarter and nine
months ended September 30, 2012, after the market closes on Wednesday,
November 7, 2012, and will host a conference call on Thursday, November 8,
2012, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.The toll-free number to call for this
interactive teleconference is (866) 393-1608 (international callers should
call 973-890-8327).Atelephonic replay of the conference call will be
available through midnight on Thursday, November 15, 2012, by dialing
(855)859‑2056 (international callers should call 404-537-3406) and entering
confirmation number 37823587.

A live broadcast of LHC Group's conference call will be available under the
Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.LHCGroup.com. A
one-year online replay will be available approximately an hour following the
conclusion of the live broadcast.

About LHC Group Inc.

LHC Group Inc. is a national provider of post-acute care, providing quality,
cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their
home or place of residence.LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of
post-acute healthcare services through home health, hospice and private duty
locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its
facility-based division.

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995, such as statements about the Company's future financial performance
and the strength of the Company's operations.Such forward-looking statements
may be identified by words such as "continue," "expect," and similar
expressions.Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including changes in
reimbursement, changes in government regulations, changes in LHC Group's
relationships with referral sources, increased competition for LHC Group's
services, increased competition for joint venture and acquisition candidates,
changes in the interpretation of government regulations and other risks set
forth in Item 1A. Risk Factors in LHC Group's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.LHC Group undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Eric Elliott
         Investor Relations
         (337) 233-1307
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