Press Release

Amedisys and Optum to Combine, Advancing Value-Based Care for Patients 


BATON ROUGE, La., June 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED), a leading provider of home health, hospice and high-acuity care, and Optum, a diversified health services company, have agreed to combine. The agreement calls for the acquisition of Amedisys’s outstanding common stock in an all-cash transaction for $101 per share.

The combination of Amedisys with Optum unites two organizations dedicated to providing compassionate, value-based comprehensive care to patients and their families. The agreement is subject to Amedisys shareholder approvals, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transaction, Amedisys, Inc. (“Amedisys”) will file relevant materials with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a proxy statement which will be mailed to stockholders of Amedisys. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF AMEDISYS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Amedisys through the website maintained by the SEC at Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Amedisys will be available free of charge on Amedisys’s internet website at or by contacting Amedisys’s investor relations department at

Certain Information Regarding Participants

Amedisys and its directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Amedisys is set forth in its proxy statement for its 2023 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 27, 2023. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction when they become available. You may obtain these documents (when they become available) free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at and from the investor relations department of Amedisys as described above.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This communication may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” “should,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include projections as to the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction as well as statements regarding the impact of the proposed transaction on the business of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (“UnitedHealth Group”) and Amedisys’s business and future financial and operating results, the amount and timing of synergies from the proposed transaction and the closing date for the proposed transaction.

Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on management’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of Amedisys’s business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of Amedisys’s control. Amedisys’s actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. These factors include, among other things, (1) the termination of or occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement or the inability to complete the proposed transaction on the anticipated terms and timetable, (2) the inability to complete the proposed transaction due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Amedisys or to satisfy any other condition to closing in a timely manner or at all, or the risk that a regulatory approval that may be required for the proposed transaction is delayed, is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated, (3) the effect of the pendency of the proposed transaction on Amedisys’s ability to maintain relationships with its patients, payers and providers and retain its management and key employees, (4) costs related to the proposed transaction, and (5) the diversion of management’s time and attention from ordinary course business operations to completion of the proposed transaction and integration matters. The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included elsewhere. Additional information concerning risks, uncertainties and assumptions can be found in UnitedHealth Group’s and Amedisys’s respective filings with the SEC, including the risk factors discussed in Amedisys’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and future filings with the SEC.

Any forward-looking statement made in this communication is based only on information currently available to Amedisys and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Amedisys undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. You are cautioned not to rely on Amedisys’s forward-looking statements.

About Amedisys

Amedisys, Inc. is a leading healthcare at home company delivering personalized home health, hospice and high-acuity care services. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is inpatient hospital, palliative, and skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) care in their homes; home-based 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 102,000 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 approximately 18,000 employees in 522 care centers in 37 states and the District of Columbia, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of more than 455,000 patients in need every year, performing more than 11.2 million visits annually. For more information about the Company, please visit:


Nick Muscato
Chief Strategy Officer
(855) 259-2046

Andrew Cole / Emily Claffey / Bridget Nagle
FGS Global
(212) 687- 8080

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Contact Information

Amedisys Corporate Headquarters
3854 American Way
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 292-2031
Amedisys Executive Office
1005 17th Avenue South
Suite 810
Nashville TN, 37212