LHC Group to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

LHC Group to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

LAFAYETTE, La., Jan. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG),
a national provider of post-acute care, announced today that Keith G. Myers,
chief executive officer of LHC Group and Peter J. Roman, executive vice
president and chief financial officer, will present at the 31^st Annual J.P.
Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California, on Thursday,
January 10, 2013.

The presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. To access a live
webcast of LHC Group's presentation, listeners should go to
http://investor.lhcgroup.com/events.cfm, approximately 15 minutes prior to the
event to register and download any necessary software, Microsoft Media Player
or RealPlayer. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will
be available for 30 days on the Company's website.

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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