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AMEDISYS, INC. Awarded Ryan White Contract

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- AMEDISYS, INC., (Nasdaq: AMED) announced today that the Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals awarded the Company's home care division the contract to coordinate services and funding for the Ryan White program effective November l, 1996. The Company will administer this program in a five parish area including: St. Tammany, Washington, Tangipahoa, St. Helena and Livingston. This program provides financial assistance to clients who are HIV positive or have been diagnosed with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Ryan White Title II funds are federal and state funds which are administered by the State of Louisiana.

Persons with HIV/AIDS may be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Ryan White program for medication, housing, transportation, food and utilities. According to Dee Green, Regional Vice President of AMEDISYS Nursing Services, "AMEDISYS is coordinating these services as part of the Company's overall plan to manage and participate in programs which assist patients to remain at home and benefit from quality health care services." For more information concerning eligibility and assistance call (800) 261- 7861.

AMEDISYS, INC. is a diversified health care Company offering physician practice management and alternative site provider services.

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/CONTACT: Barbara Carey, Vice President of Corporate Communications of AMEDISYS, 800-467-2662/

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