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CMS Rating for Amedisys Home Health Rises to 32 Percent Above the National Average

Company Release - 6/6/2018 7:00 AM ET

BATON ROUGE, La., June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s leading home healthcare, hospice and personal care companies, received an average rating of 4.30 Stars out of a possible 5 for Quality of Patient Care across its home health care centers from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April Star Ratings release.

This new average rating, which represents the tenth consecutive quarter of gains for Amedisys, is 32 percent above the national average. A total of 201 care centers achieved a rating of 4.5 Stars or higher, 54 of which received 5 Stars.  

“Our strategy of investing in our people so they can take the best possible care of our patients is paying off spectacularly,” said CEO and President Paul Kusserow. “I’m tremendously proud of our clinical leadership for continuing to position Amedisys as a national leader in quality. I’m proud of all our clinicians who serve their patients the best they can. It shows when you put patients first, good things follow. We’ll keep at this until every patient on every visit gets 5-Star care every time.”

According to the April release, 89 percent of Amedisys home health care centers received a 4-Star or higher rating compared to 75 percent one year ago. The CMS July Preview puts that number at 93 percent with the average rating climbing to 4.38 Stars.

“I’m confident that by continuing to focus on our empowerment methodologies with clinicians across the enterprise, 100 percent of our care centers can achieve 4 Stars or better,” stated Chief Clinical Officer Susan Sender.

According to CMS, its Home Health Compare website is designed to be a key tool for consumers to choose a home health provider – an “easy-to-access, convenient source of authoritative information on provider quality.” In 2015, CMS added to its reporting system a one-to-five Star Rating to “summarize” 24 measures of provider performance such as “timely initiation of care” and “improvement in ambulation.”

About Amedisys:
Amedisys, Inc. is a leading healthcare at home Company delivering personalized home health, hospice and personal care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based personal care; recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury; care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease; or hospice care at the end of life. More than 3,000 hospitals and 59,000 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a publicly held company. With more than 17,500 employees, in 426 care centers in 35 states, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of more than 369,000 patients in need every year. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.amedisys.com.

Contact:

Kendra Kimmons
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
225-299-3708
kendra.kimmons@amedisys.com

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3854 American Way
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 292-2031
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209 10th Avenue S.
Suite 512
Nashville, TN 37203
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