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Amedisys Retains The Braff Group to Divest Certain Care Centers

  Amedisys Retains The Braff Group to Divest Certain Care Centers

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- May 31, 2013

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), one of America's leading home health and
hospice companies, today announced that it has retained the services of The
Braff Group to assist in the divestiture of approximately 35 care centers. In
addition to a possible sale of these locations, the Company will entertain
contributing these care centers into joint ventures with hospitals, health
systems, or other healthcare providers. They represent a portion of the 50
care centers being divested or consolidated as announced on the Company’s
first quarter 2013 earnings conference call.

The Braff Group is a healthcare merger and acquisition company specializing in
the sale of home health, hospice and other healthcare service companies. The
process to develop and assess divestiture and joint venture opportunities is
expected to extend into the third quarter of 2013. There can be no assurances
that this process will result in a transaction of any kind and Amedisys does
not intend to disclose developments or provide updates on the status of this
process until further disclosure is warranted or required.

About Amedisys

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is a leading health care at home company
delivering personalized home health and hospice care to approximately 380,000
patients each year. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best
for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after
an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic
disease, palliative care for those with a terminal illness, or hospice care at
the end of life. The Company's state-of-the-art advanced chronic care
management programs and leading-edge technology enables it to deliver quality
care based upon the latest evidence-based best practices. Amedisys is a
recognized innovator, being one of the first in the industry to equip its
clinicians with point-of-care laptop technology and referring physicians with
an internet portal that enables real-time coordination of patient care
seamlessly. Amedisys also has the industry's first-ever nationwide Care
Transitions program, designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions
through patient and caregiver health coaching and care coordination, which
starts in the hospital and continues throughout completion of the patient's
home health plan of care. For more information about the Company, please
visit: http://www.amedisys.com.

Our company website address is http://www.amedisys.com. We use our website as
a channel of distribution for important company information. Important
information, including press releases, analyst presentations and financial
information regarding the Company is routinely posted on and accessible on the
"Investor Relations" subpage of our website, which is accessible by clicking
on the tab labeled "Investors" on our website home page. We will also use our
website to expedite public access to time-critical information regarding the
Company in advance of or in lieu of distributing a press release or a filing
with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") disclosing the same
information. In addition, we make available on the Investor Relations subpage
of our website (under the link "SEC filings") free of charge our annual
reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form
8-K, ownership reports on Forms 3, 4 and 5 and any amendments to those reports
as soon as practicable after we electronically file such reports with the SEC.
Further, copies of our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, our Code of
Ethical Business Conduct and the charters for the Audit, Compensation and
Nominating and Governance Committees of our Board are also available on the
Investor Relations subpage of our website (under the link "Corporate
Governance").

Contact:

Amedisys, Inc.
Tom Dolan, 225-299-3391
SVP, Finance and Treasurer
tom.dolan@amedisys.com
or
The Braff Group
Steven Braff, 888-922-1833
Managing Director
sbraff@thebraffgroup.com
 
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