Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Mar. 08, 2012
Jun. 30, 2011
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name LHC Group, Inc    
Entity Central Index Key 0001303313    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   18,820,380  
Trading Symbol lhcg    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Public Float     $ 374.6
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No