Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K






Commission File Number: 0-24260





Amedisys, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)




Delaware   11-3131700

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

5959 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(225) 292-2031 or (800) 467-2662

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Section 7 - Regulation FD


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 31, 2013, Amedisys, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”) issued a press release entitled “Amedisys Retains the Braff Group to Divest Certain Care Centers,” a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to publicly update the information contained in the press release and does not intend to disclose developments or provide updates regarding the information contained in the press release until further disclosure is warranted or required. Any such updating may be made through the filing of other reports or documents with the SEC, through press releases or through other public disclosure.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, the information presented herein shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as previously set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Use of our Website to Distribute Material Company Information

Our company website address is We use our website as a channel of distribution for important company information. Important information, including press releases, analyst presentations and financial information regarding our company, is routinely posted on and accessible on the Investor Relations subpage of our website, which is accessible by clicking on the tab labeled “Investors” on our website home page. We also use our website to expedite public access to time-critical information regarding our company in advance of or in lieu of distributing a press release or a filing with the SEC disclosing the same information. Therefore, investors should look to the Investor Relations subpage of our website for important and time-critical information. Visitors to our website can also register to receive automatic e-mail and other notifications alerting them when new information is made available on the Investor Relations subpage of our website.

Certain Forward-Looking Statements

When included in this report, words like “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “may,” “might,” “would,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify 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, adverse effects of a failure of the federal government to fund government programs in which we participate, such as Medicare or Medicaid, adverse effects of a possible delay in the Federal budget process or a Federal government shutdown, our ability to open agencies, acquire additional agencies and integrate and operate these agencies effectively, 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 (including in the estimate of our preliminary impairment charge), 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, and changes in or developments with respect to any litigation or investigations relating to the Company, including the SEC investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Investigative Demands 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.



Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


  99.1 Press Release dated May 31, 2013 entitled “Amedisys Retains the Braff Group to Divest Certain Care Centers” (furnished only)




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


By:   /s/ Scott G. Ginn
  Scott G. Ginn
  Senior Vice President of Accounting and Controller
  (Principal Accounting Officer)

DATE: May 31, 2013



Exhibit Index


Exhibit No.



99.1    Press Release dated May 31, 2013 entitled “Amedisys Retains the Braff Group to Divest Certain Care Centers” (furnished only)