Amedisys Webinars to Educate Physicians about Home Health and Hospice Experts to deliver insights into topics often deemed too sensitive to discuss with patients Business Wire BATON ROUGE, La. -- November 22, 2013 In recognition of National Home Care and Hospice Month – and also in response to growing public demand – Amedisys and Antidote Education Company have teamed up again to offer Continuing Education webinars for physicians on two increasingly important topics: home health and hospice care. Fewer than half of all Americans eligible for hospice care ever receive it, despite the proven therapeutic benefits from receiving such physical, emotional and spiritual support. A specially designed webinar, “It’s Not Easy, But It’s Not That Hard: Discussing Hospice Goals of Care,” will deliver insights into the services available through hospice care as well as advice on carrying on the crucial, end-of-life conversation with patients and their families. For more information, access the free course at Antidote’s website at http://www.antidotecme.com/hospice. Equally essential, a webinar to educate physicians about the clinical advantages of home health care will be available. The session, “Health Care at Home” will address eligibility requirements and feature advice about how home health care can improve patient outcomes, prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions and lower healthcare spending. For more information, access the free course at Antidote’s website at http://www.antidotecme.com/homehealth. Dr. Michael Fleming, Chief Medical Officer for Amedisys will present the webinars featuring Kate Jones, Chief Clinical Officer for Amedisys; Kevin Henning, MD; and Lucia DaSilva, RN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse for Amedisys. Physicians, nurses, and social workers can receive ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for completing the course. Visit Amedisys’ education and resources page for more about home health and hospice care. About Amedisys: Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is a leading health care at home company delivering personalized home health and hospice care to approximately 360,000 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. Contact: Amedisys, Inc. Kendra Kimmons,225-299-3720 Marketing & Communications Kendra.Kimmons@amedisys.com
Amedisys Webinars to Educate Physicians about Home Health and Hospice
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