Amedisys Announces Care Center Closures and Consolidations

Amedisys Announces Care Center Closures and Consolidations

BATON ROUGE, La., March 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys, Inc.
(Nasdaq:AMED), a leading home health and hospice company, today announced that
it will be closing 29 care centers (23 home health and six hospice) and
consolidating another 25 care centers (21 home health and four hospice) with
care centers servicing the same markets.

As a result of these actions, we expect to incur non-recurring charges in the
range of $7 to $9 million in the first quarter of 2014. These charges include
lease terminations of approximately $2 to $3 million, severance payments of
approximately $3 to $4 million and a non-cash other intangibles impairment
charge of approximately $2 million. These estimates are preliminary and could
change materially.

About Amedisys:

Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMED) is a "health care at home" company delivering
personalized home health and hospice care to more than 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. For more information about Amedisys, please visit:
http://www.amedisys.com.

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Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, our Code of Ethical Business Conduct
and the charters for the Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Corporate
Governance, Quality of Care and Compliance and Ethics Committees of our Board
are also available on the Investor Relations subpage of our website (under the
link "Corporate Governance").

This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined by the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those described therein. These risks
and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the following: changes in
Medicare and other medical payment levels, our ability to open care centers,
acquire additional care centers and integrate and operate these care centers
effectively, our ability to divest care centers currently held for sale,
changes in or our failure to comply with existing Federal and State laws or
regulations or the inability to comply with new government regulations on a
timely basis, competition in the home health industry, changes in the case mix
of patients and payment methodologies, changes in estimates and judgments
associated with critical accounting policies, our ability to maintain or
establish new patient referral sources, our ability to attract and retain
qualified personnel, changes in payments and covered services due to the
economic downturn and deficit spending by Federal and State governments,
future cost containment initiatives undertaken by third-party payors, our
access to financing due to the volatility and disruption of the capital and
credit markets, our ability to meet debt service requirements and comply with
covenants in debt agreements, business disruptions due to natural disasters or
acts of terrorism, our ability to integrate and manage our information
systems, our ability to agree on the terms of a settlement to resolve both the
U.S. Department of Justice investigation and the Stark Law Self-Referral
matter or fund required settlement payments in the manner currently
contemplated and changes in law or developments with respect to any litigation
or investigations relating the Company, including the SEC investigation, the
OIG Self-Disclosure issues and various other matters, many of which are beyond
our control.

Because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and
uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, you should not
rely on any forward-looking statement as a prediction of future events. We
expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking and we do not intend to
release publicly any updates or changes in our expectations concerning the
forward-looking statements or any changes in events, conditions or
circumstances upon which any forward-looking statement may be based, except as
required by law.

CONTACT: For Investors:
         Amedisys, Inc.
         David Castille
         Director - Treasury/Finance
         225.299.3665
         david.castille@amedisys.com
        
         For Media:
         Amedisys, Inc.
         Kendra Kimmons
         Managing Director, Marketing & Communications
         225.299.3720
         kendra.kimmons@amedisys.com

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