Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
May 05, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Entity File Number 001-33989  
Entity Registrant Name LHC Group, Inc  
Entity Central Index Key 0001303313  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 71-0918189  
Entity Address, Address Line One 901 Hugh Wallis Road South  
Entity Address, City or Town Lafayette  
Entity Address, State or Province LA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 70508  
City Area Code 337  
Local Phone Number 233-1307  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value of $0.01  
Trading Symbol LHCG  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   31,588,641