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Recovery amount of overpayment made to subsidiary including interest Recovery Amount of Overpayment Made To Subsidiary Including Interest Recovery amount of overpayment made to subsidiary including interest Number of claims submitted by subsidiary Number Of Claims Submitted By Subsidiary Number of claims submitted by subsidiary. Recovery amount of over payment made to subsidiary including interest withheld Recovery Amount Of Over Payment Made To Subsidiary Including Interest Withheld Recovery amount of over payment made to subsidiary including interest withheld Indemnity receivable related to amounts withheld prior to August 2009 Loss Contingency, Receivable, Noncurrent, Related To Amounts Withheld Prior To August 2009 Loss Contingency, Receivable, Noncurrent, Related To Amounts Withheld Prior To August 2009 Indemnity receivable Loss Contingency, Receivable, Noncurrent Actual claims payment Actual Claims Payment Actual Claims Payment Error rate (percent) Error Rate Percentage Error Rate Percentage Indemnification amount Indemnification Amount The amount to be reimbursed if and when certain assumed liabilities are paid Florida ZPIC revenue reduction Florida Zpic Revenue Reduction Reduction in revenue as a result of the Florida ZPIC audit Patient accounts receivable, net Accounts Receivable, Net, Current Health insurance retention limit Health Insurance Retention Limit Maximum potential amount of future payments the entity could be required to make related to a specific Health Insurance Claim. Workers compensation insurance retention limit Workers Compensation Insurance Retention Limit Maximum potential amount of future payments the entity could be required to make related to a specific Workers' Compensation Insurance Claim. Professional liability insurance retention limit Professional Liability Insurance Retention Limit Maximum potential amount of future payments the entity could be required to make related to a specific Professional Liability Claim. Business Combinations [Abstract] Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table] Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table] Christian Care at Home Christian Care At Home [Member] Christian Care At Home [Member] Business Acquisition [Line Items] Business Acquisition [Line Items] Payments to acquire business Payments to Acquire Businesses, Gross Goodwill recorded during period Goodwill, Acquired During Period Debt Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Long-term Debt, Type [Axis] Long-term Debt, Type [Axis] Long-term Debt, Type [Domain] Long-term Debt, Type [Domain] Term Loan Loans Payable [Member] Revolving Credit Facility Line of Credit [Member] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] 100 Million Term Loan One Hundred Million Term Loan [Member] 100 Million Term Loan [Member] 200 Million Revolving Credit Facility Two Hundred Million Revolving Credit Facility [Member] Two Hundred Million Revolving Credit Facility [Member] Variable Rate [Axis] Variable Rate [Axis] Variable Rate [Domain] Variable Rate [Domain] Eurodollar Rate Eurodollar [Member] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Debt instrument, face amount Debt Instrument, Face Amount Basis spread on variable rate (percent) Debt Instrument, Basis Spread on Variable Rate Maturity date Debt Instrument, Maturity Date LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] ASSETS Assets [Abstract] Current assets: Assets, Current [Abstract] Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Prepaid expenses Prepaid Expense, Current Other current assets Other Assets, Current Total current assets Assets, Current Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $130,877 and $146,814 Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Goodwill Goodwill Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $31,288 and $30,610 Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill) Deferred income taxes Deferred Tax Assets, Net of Valuation Allowance Other assets, net Other Assets, Noncurrent Total assets Assets LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Liabilities and Equity [Abstract] Current liabilities: Liabilities, Current [Abstract] Accounts payable Accounts Payable, Current Payroll and employee benefits Employee-related Liabilities, Current Accrued expenses Accrued Liabilities, Current Current portion of long-term obligations Long-term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations, Current Total current liabilities Liabilities, Current Long-term obligations, less current portion Long-term Debt and Capital Lease Obligations Other long-term obligations Other Liabilities, Noncurrent Total liabilities Liabilities Commitments and Contingencies—Note 5 Commitments and Contingencies Equity: Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract] Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding Preferred Stock, Value, Outstanding Common stock, $0.001 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized; 35,861,469 and 35,747,134 shares issued; and 34,056,627 and 33,964,767 shares outstanding Common Stock, Value, Outstanding Additional paid-in capital Additional Paid in Capital, Common Stock Treasury stock at cost 1,804,842 and 1,782,367 shares of common stock Treasury Stock, Value Accumulated other comprehensive income Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Retained earnings Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit) Total Amedisys, Inc. stockholders’ equity Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Parent Noncontrolling interests Stockholders' Equity Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Total equity Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Total liabilities and equity Liabilities and Equity Accounting Policies [Abstract] SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES Significant Accounting Policies [Text Block] COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value, Hierarchy [Axis] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value Hierarchy [Domain] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 1 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 1 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 2 [Member] Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 Fair Value, Inputs, Level 3 [Member] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Long-term obligations Financial and Nonfinancial Liabilities, Fair Value Disclosure Concentration Risk [Table] Concentration Risk [Table] Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Customer Concentration Risk Customer Concentration Risk [Member] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Axis] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Axis] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Domain] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Domain] Accounts Receivable Accounts Receivable [Member] Customer [Axis] Customer [Axis] Customer [Domain] Customer [Domain] Single Payor Major Single Payor Customer [Member] Major Single Payor Customer [Member] Concentration Risk [Line Items] Concentration Risk [Line Items] Concentration risk (percent) Concentration Risk, Percentage Percentage of patient receivables outstanding Percentage Of Patient Receivables Outstanding Percentage of patient receivables outstanding. Minimum days for accounts receivable outstanding to be fully reserved Minimum Days Accounts Receivable Outstanding Fully Reserved The number of days required before a patient accounts receivable must be outstanding to be fully reserved. Accounts receivable derived from Medicare Accounts Receivable, Portion Derived From Medicare Accounts Receivable, Portion Derived From Medicare Historical collection rate from Medicare Historical Collection Rate From Medicare Historical collection rate from Medicare. Revenue adjustment to Medicare revenue Revenue Adjustment To Medicare Revenue Description of the provisions that reduce the amount of Medicare revenue recognized by the entity. Rate of request for anticipated payment submitted for the initial episode of care Rate Of Request For Anticipated Payment Submitted For Initial Episode Of Care Description containing the percentage of estimated payment that is requested at the start of care for an initial episode of care. Rate of request for anticipated payment submitted for subsequent episodes of care Rate Of Request For Anticipated Payment Submitted For Subsequent Episodes Of Care Description containing the percentage of estimated payment that is requested at the start of care for any subsequent episodes of care. Maximum days to submit final bill from the start of episode Maximum Days To Submit Final Bill From Start Of Episode Description containing the number of days from the start of the episode in which the final bill must be submitted to Medicare. Maximum days to submit final bill from the date the request for anticipated payment was paid Maximum Days To Submit Final Bill From Date Request For Anticipated Payment Was Paid Description containing the number of days from the date the request for anticipated payment was received in which the final bill must be submitted to Medicare. Subsequent Events [Abstract] Subsequent Event [Table] Subsequent Event [Table] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event Subsequent Event [Member] East Tennessee Personal Care Services East Tennessee Personal Care Services [Member] East Tennessee Personal Care Services [Member] Subsequent Event [Line Items] Subsequent Event [Line Items] Total purchase price for acquisition Business Combination, Consideration Transferred Promissory Notes Promissory Notes [Member] Promissory Notes [Member] Principal amount Long-term Debt, Gross Deferred debt issuance costs Debt Issuance Costs, Net Long-term debt, including current portion Long-term Debt Current portion of long-term obligations Long-term Debt, Current Maturities Long-term debt, less current portion Long-term Debt, Excluding Current Maturities Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract] NATURE OF OPERATIONS, CONSOLIDATION AND PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure [Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Building and leasehold improvements Building And Leasehold Improvements [Member] Building And Leasehold Improvements [Member] Equipment and furniture Equipment And Furniture [Member] Equipment And Furniture [Member] Computer software Software and Software Development Costs [Member] Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items] Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items] Property and equipment, gross Property, Plant and Equipment, Gross Less: accumulated depreciation Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Property, Plant, and Equipment Property and equipment Net Service Revenue Sales Revenue, Services, Net [Member] Medicare Revenue Medicare Revenue [Member] Revenue from sale of goods and services rendered, in relation to Medicare, during the normal course of business, when it serves as a benchmark in a concentration of risk calculation. Personal Care Personal Care [Member] Personal Care [Member] Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Line Items] Percent of net services revenue Number of owned and operated care centers Operating Care Centers Description containing the number of care centers owned by the entity as of the balance sheet date. Number of states with facilities Number of States in which Entity Operates Minimum ownership percentage for controlling interest (percent) Minimum Percent Ownership For Controlling Interest Percent Description containing the percentage ownership required in order for a variable interest entity (VIE) to be consolidated in the entity's financial statements. Maximum ownership percentage for equity method investment (percent) Maximum Percent Ownership For Equity Method Percent Description containing the percentage ownership required in order for an investment to be treated under the equity method of accounting in the entity's financial statements. Equity method investment, aggregate cost Equity Method Investment, Aggregate Cost Maximum ownership percentage for cost method investment (percent) Maximum Percent Ownership For Cost Method Percent Description containing the percentage ownership required in order for an investment to be treated under the cost method of accounting in the entity's financial statements. Basis of Presentation Basis of Accounting, Policy [Policy Text Block] Use of Estimates Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block] Reclassifications and Comparability Comparability of Prior Year Financial Data, Policy [Policy Text Block] Principles of Consolidation Consolidation, Policy [Policy Text Block] Equity Investments Equity and Cost Method Investments, Policy [Policy Text Block] Revenue Recognition Revenue Recognition, Policy [Policy Text Block] Patient Accounts Receivable Trade and Other Accounts Receivable, Policy [Policy Text Block] Property and Equipment Property, Plant and Equipment, Policy [Policy Text Block] Fair Value of Financial Instruments Fair Value of Financial Instruments, Policy [Policy Text Block] Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding Earnings Per Share, Policy [Policy Text Block] Recent Accounting Pronouncements New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block] Property and equipment, accumulated depreciation Intangible assets, accumulated amortization Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Accumulated Amortization Preferred stock, par value (usd per share) Preferred Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Preferred stock, authorized (shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Authorized Preferred stock, issued (shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Issued Preferred stock, outstanding (shares) Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding Common stock, par value (usd per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common stock, authorized (shares) Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common stock, issued (shares) Common Stock, Shares, Issued Common stock, outstanding (shares) Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding Treasury stock at cost (shares) Treasury Stock, Shares SUBSEQUENT EVENT Subsequent Events [Text Block] Segment Reporting [Abstract] SEGMENT INFORMATION Segment Reporting Disclosure [Text Block] Number of reportable business segments Number of Reportable Segments New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Table] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncements [Axis] Type of Adoption [Domain] Type of Adoption [Domain] ASU 2014-09 Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member] Scenario [Axis] Scenario [Axis] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] As Previously Reported Scenario, Previously Reported [Member] Adjustment for the Adoption of ASC 606 Restatement Adjustment [Member] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items] New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items] Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets Balance Sheet Related Disclosures [Abstract] Allowance for doubtful accounts Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Income Statement Related Disclosures [Abstract] Net service revenue Health Care Organization, Patient Service Revenue Cost of service, excluding depreciation and amortization Cost of Services Provision for doubtful accounts Provision for Doubtful Accounts Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Supplemental Cash Flow Information [Abstract] Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of impact of acquisitions: Increase (Decrease) in Operating Capital [Abstract] Patient accounts receivable Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Receivable Income Statement [Abstract] General and administrative expenses: General and Administrative Expense [Abstract] Salaries and benefits Labor and Related Expense Non-cash compensation Share-based Compensation Other Other General and Administrative Expense Depreciation and amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Nonproduction Operating expenses Costs and Expenses Operating income Operating Income (Loss) Other income (expense): Nonoperating Income (Expense) [Abstract] Interest income Investment Income, Interest and Dividend Interest expense Interest Expense Equity in earnings (loss) from equity method investments Income (Loss) from Equity Method Investments Miscellaneous, net Other Nonoperating Income (Expense) Total other income (expense), net Nonoperating Income (Expense) Income before income taxes Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Noncontrolling Interest Income tax expense Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Net income Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Basic earnings per common share: Earnings Per Share, Basic [Abstract] Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders, basic (usd per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Weighted average shares outstanding, basic (shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic Diluted earnings per common share: Earnings Per Share, Diluted [Abstract] Net income attributable to Amedisys, Inc. common stockholders, diluted (usd per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted (shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted Schedule of Operating Income of Reportable Segments Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table Text Block] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Other Other Segments [Member] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] General and administrative expenses General and Administrative Expense Schedule of Effect of Adoption of ASC 606 Schedule of New Accounting Pronouncements and Changes in Accounting Principles [Table Text Block] Schedule of Property and Equipment Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block] Schedule of Fair Value of Financial Instruments Financial Instrument Details [Table Text Block] Financial instrument details, table. Schedule of Weighted-Average Shares Outstanding Schedule of Weighted Average Number of Shares [Table Text Block] Document And Entity Information [Abstract] Document And Entity Information [Abstract] Document Type Document Type Amendment Flag Amendment Flag Document Period End Date Document Period End Date Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Trading Symbol Trading Symbol Entity Registrant Name Entity Registrant Name Entity Central Index Key Entity Central Index Key Current Fiscal Year End Date Current Fiscal Year End Date Entity Filer Category Entity Filer Category Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Schedule of Long-Term Debt Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table Text Block] ACQUISITIONS Business Combination Disclosure [Text Block] Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Cash Flows from Operating Activities: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Net income Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Depreciation and amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization 401(k) employer match Pension Cost (Reversal of Cost) Loss (gain) on disposal of property and equipment Gain (Loss) on Disposition of Property Plant Equipment Deferred income taxes Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Equity in (earnings) loss from equity method investments Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs Amortization of Debt Issuance Costs and Discounts Return on equity investment Proceeds from Equity Method Investment, Distribution Other current assets Increase (Decrease) in Prepaid Expense and Other Assets Other assets Increase (Decrease) in Other Operating Assets Accounts payable Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable Accrued expenses Increase (Decrease) in Accrued Liabilities Other long-term obligations Increase (Decrease) in Other Noncurrent Liabilities Net cash provided by operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities Cash Flows from Investing Activities: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities [Abstract] Proceeds from sale of deferred compensation plan assets Proceeds from Sale of Restricted Investments Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment Purchase of investment Payments to Acquire Investments Purchases of property and equipment Payments to Acquire Property, Plant, and Equipment Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired Payments to Acquire Businesses, Net of Cash Acquired Net cash used in investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities Cash Flows from Financing Activities: Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities [Abstract] Proceeds from issuance of stock upon exercise of stock options and warrants Proceeds from Stock Options Exercised Proceeds from issuance of stock to employee stock purchase plan Proceeds from Stock Plans Shares withheld upon stock vesting Payments Related to Tax Withholding for Share-based Compensation Non-controlling interest distribution Cash Distribution To Noncontrolling Interest Payment of dividends or other distributions to noncontrolling interest holders. Principal payments of long-term obligations Repayments of Long-term Debt Net cash used in financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities Net increase in cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Period Increase (Decrease) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents at end of period Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information: Cash paid for interest Interest Paid Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds received Income Taxes Paid, Net Revenue Recognition, Multiple-deliverable Arrangements [Table] Revenue Recognition, Multiple-deliverable Arrangements [Table] Cap Year [Axis] Cap Year [Axis] Cap Year [Axis] Cap Year [Domain] Cap Year [Domain] Cap Year [Domain] Cap Year 2013 Through 2018 Cap Year Two Thousand Thirteen Through Two Thousand Eighteen [Member] Cap Year Two Thousand Thirteen Through Two Thousand Eighteen [Member] Revenue Recognition, Multiple-deliverable Arrangements [Line Items] Revenue Recognition, Multiple-deliverable Arrangements [Line Items] Episode of care as episodic-based revenue (days) Episode Of Care As Episodic Based Revenue Duration Description containing the number of days in a home health episode of care. Net service revenue episode payment rate (days) Net Service Revenue, Episode Payment Rate Duration Description containing the number of days from the date the request for anticipated payment was received in which the final bill must be submitted to Medicare. Percentage of total reimbursement of outlier payment Percentage Of Total Reimbursement Of Outlier Payment Percentage at which total reimbursement is capped if cost of care is unusually costly. Low utilization payment adjustment, maximum number of visits Low Utilization Payment Adjustment Number Of Visits Description containing the visit threshold for a low utilization payment adjustment. First threshold of therapy services required (visits) First Threshold Of Therapy Services Required Description containing the number of visits related to the first threshold of therapy services required. Second threshold of therapy services required (visits) Second Threshold Of Services Required Description containing the number of visits related to the second threshold of therapy services required. Third threshold of therapy services required (visits) Third Threshold Of Therapy Services Required Description containing the number of visits related to the third threshold of therapy services required. Non-Medicare revenue term rates Non-Medicare Revenue Term Rates Non-Medicare Revenue Term Rates as a percentage of Medicare Term Rates Hospice Medicare revenue rate accounted for routine care Hospice Medicare Revenue Rate Accounted For Routine Care Description containing the percentage of the entity's Hospice net Medicare service revenue that is derived from routine care. Estimated amounts due back to Medicare Estimated Amount Due Back To Medicare In Other Accrued Liabilities Estimate of obligations due Medicare upon demand due to overages for the inpatient cap and/or overall payment cap. Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic (shares) Effect of dilutive securities: Incremental Weighted Average Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect [Abstract] Stock options (shares) Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements Non-vested stock and stock units (shares) Non Vested Stock And Stock Units Non vested stock and stock units. Weighted average number of shares outstanding - diluted (shares) Anti-dilutive securities (shares) Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount Weighted average interest rate (percent) Long-term Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate, over Time Consolidated leverage ratio Total Leverage Ratio Ratio of debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio Ratio of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes , depreciation and amortization plus rent expense to certain fixed charges (interest expense, required principal payments and capital expenditures). Maximum borrowing capacity Line of Credit Facility, Maximum Borrowing Capacity Remaining availability under facility Line of Credit Facility, Remaining Borrowing Capacity Outstanding letters of credit Letters of Credit Outstanding, Amount