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July 19, 2011 08:52 ET

Research on Lincare Holdings Inc. and Amedisys Inc. - Home Health Care Sees Trouble in Short-Term

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Home Health Care industry and has completed analytical research on Lincare Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCR) and Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Home Health Care sector will have to deal with some problematic trends facing it in the short-term. The government has been investigating the books and billing practices of some companies in the sector after becoming suspicious that they may have been improperly taking advantage of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Home Health Care industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Home Health Care industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Lincare Holdings Inc. and Amedisys Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

It was believed that the government would drastically cut the amount of reimbursement the sector is paid for its services. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a $640 million cut to home health reimbursement budgets for 2012. While this will have obviously negative fallout in the short-term, the announcement is not as harsh as many had initially believed -- especially considering the pressure the two programs are under to pare back their budgets. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Along with this, changes are being made to how the sector can bill the two government programs. Doctor's now have to prevent documents verifying the need for various treatments, a move that could potentially impact the sector's volumes. Still, companies like Lincare Holdings Inc. and Amedisys Inc. should have upside in the long-term thanks to the aging population of baby boomers and a secular movement towards at-home care. Investors looking for free research on Lincare Holdings Inc. and Amedisys Inc. are welcome to sign up at or

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