Amedisys Announces Homecare Homebase as Home Health & Hospice Solution Partner

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Today, Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), one of the nation’s leading providers of home health and hospice services, announced a strategic decision to partner with Homecare Homebase, the leader in home health software development, to implement the HCHB platform across 396 branches throughout the US. The decision comes after extensive consideration of the evolving needs of Amedisys, the goals of their clinical and operational teams and the desire to provide an integrated, scalable solution for their continued expansion plans.

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Homecare Homebase currently works with 74 of the top 100 home health and hospice providers in the country to provide an industry-leading solution that streamlines operational efficiency, increases financial health and improves clinical outcomes

Today, Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED), one of the nation’s leading providers of home health and hospice services, announced a strategic decision to partner with Homecare Homebase, the leader in home health software development, to implement the HCHB platform across 396 branches throughout the US. The decision comes after extensive consideration of the evolving needs of Amedisys, the goals of their clinical and operational teams and the desire to provide an integrated, scalable solution for their continued expansion plans.

“Homecare Homebase currently works with 74 of the top 100 home health and hospice providers in the country to provide an industry-leading solution that streamlines operational efficiency, increases financial health and improves clinical outcomes,” said Paul Kusserow, President & CEO of Amedisys. “After extensive due diligence, Homecare Homebase proved they would be the best strategic partner to advance our organization objectives and as a result we received a unanimous endorsement of HCHB from our clinical and operational teams.

For over 10 years, Homecare Homebase has been dedicated to providing homecare and hospice agencies with a best-of-breed healthcare information system that is fast, flexible and customizable to their unique operational requirements. Developed by industry veterans, Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive, integrated, cloud-based software solution that continues to stay ahead of the curve, as well as the competition, allowing customers to not only manage their business more effectively, but ultimately provide their patients with the best possible outcomes.

"We are proud to announce the partnership with Amedisys, one of the nation’s top providers, and work closely with them as they realize their goals for fully integrated operations and standardization of their processes,” said April Anthony, CEO of Homecare Homebase. “We are closely aligned with their vision for a more scaleable, integrated solution to not only insure long-term business success in the ever-changing post-acute space, but to empower their mission to continue to serve their caregivers and provide the best in patient care.”

About Homecare Homebase, LLC
Homecare Homebase, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading healthcare software company serving the technology needs of the fast growing post-acute care industry including homecare, hospice and private duty. Homecare Homebase has received the prestigious Best In KLAS for Homecare award for three consecutive years in the “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report. Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive integrated web-based software solution to improve the clinical, operational and financial success of homecare and hospice agencies. Homecare Homebase enables real-time, wireless information exchange and communication between office staff, field staff and physicians; automates workflow processes; enables accurate billing through numerous integrated checks and balances; and, provides powerful management reporting via a back-office data analysis tool that ties together all agency operational information. Founded by industry veterans in 1999, every aspect of the Homecare Homebase system was developed to be user-friendly, flexible and customizable to specific agency needs. For more information, visit http://www.hchb.com or contact us toll free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).

About Hearst Health
Homecare Homebase is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health and MCG. The mission of the Hearst Health network is to guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., the Hearst Health network guides the care of 76% of discharged patients, 133 million insured individuals, 30 million home health visits, 1.88 billion retail pharmacy prescriptions and 3.26 billion prescription claims. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab. http://www.hearsthealth.com

About Amedisys:
Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is a leading health care at home company delivering personalized home health and hospice care to more than 355,000 patients each year. More than 2,200 hospitals and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. 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. Amedisys also has the industry's first-ever nationwide Care Transitions program, designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions through patient and caregiver health coaching and care coordination, which starts in the hospital and continues throughout completion of the patient's home health plan of care. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.amedisys.com.

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