Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Organization [Abstract]  

1. Organization

LHC Group, Inc. (the "Company") is a health care provider specializing in the post-acute continuum of care primarily for Medicare beneficiaries. The Company provides home-based services, primarily through home nursing agencies and hospices, and facility-based services, primarily through long-term acute care hospitals. The Company, through its wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries, equity joint ventures and controlled affiliates, currently operates in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington.