Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP Announces Investigation of LHC Group, Inc.

  Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP Announces Investigation of
  LHC Group, Inc.

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SAN DIEGO -- November 25, 2013

Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP is investigating whether
certain officers or directors of LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) violated state
or federal laws in connection with a suspected long-term scheme to defraud
Medicare. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Company on behalf
of shareholders who purchased LHC securities between July 30, 2008 and October
26, 2011. Frank Johnson, partner at Johnson & Weaver, had this to say about
the lawsuit: “If the Company’s officers or directors are responsible for the
damage to the Company, then they should be held accountable rather than the
Company and its shareholders.”

The class action lawsuit claims that defendants manipulated the number of home
visits patients received in order to inflate Medicare payments to LHC and
boost the Company’s reported financial results. Medicare pays home healthcare
providers such as LHC for each home visit, with bonuses when certain visit
thresholds are met. In order to maximize revenue from Medicare, LHC allegedly
instructed its healthcare providers to meet these thresholds whether medically
necessary or not. A recent news report critical of LHC’s Medicare practices
prompted the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to start an investigation. The
Senate released a report concluding that “[t]he home health therapy practices
identified… at best represent abuses of the Medicare home health program. At
worst, they may be… defrauding the Medicare home health program at the expense
of taxpayers.”

If you are a long term holder of LHC, preferably since July 2008 or earlier,
and would like to know your rights as a shareholder, please contact lead
analyst Jim Baker ( or Frank Johnson
( at 619-230-0063.

Johnson & Weaver, LLP is a nationally recognized shareholders’ rights law
firm. The firm represents individual and institutional investors in
shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits. For more
information about the firm and its attorneys, please visit


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