Amedisys Webinars to Educate Physicians about Home Health and Hospice

  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

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

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

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


Amedisys, Inc.
Kendra Kimmons,225-299-3720
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