Senate Opens Investigation into Home Health Companies Amedisys, Almost Family, LHC Group, and Gentiva

On May 12, 2010, the Senate Finance Committee sent a bi-partisan letter to home-health care leader Amedisys, Inc. and three other home health care companies expressing concern about a recent Wall Street Journal article indicating that the companies may be gaming the Medicare system. The other companies were Almost Family, Inc.; LHC Group, Inc.; and Gentiva Health Systems, Inc. The letter requests that Amedisys supply documents and information to the Committee by June 2, 2010.