LHC Group Acquires Infirmary Hospice Care in Alabama

LHC Group Acquires Infirmary Hospice Care in Alabama

LAFAYETTE, La., April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG)
has acquired the assets of Infirmary Hospice Care in the State of Alabama,
which is a Certificate of Need (CON) State for hospice services. The acquired
hospice agency, located in Mobile, Alabama, will continue to operate under the
name Infirmary Hospice Care through the remainder of 2013 and serve Mobile and
Baldwin counties. Current annual revenue for this agency is approximately $2.5
million.

This hospice acquisition continues LHC Group's strategy of acquiring hospice
providers located within the Company's current home health markets. LHC Group
currently owns 34 hospice locations across 10 states.

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, 2012, 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
         eric.elliott@LHCgroup.com
        
         Amy Stevens
         Media Relations
         (337) 233-1307
         amy.stevens@LHCgroup.com

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