Amedisys to Host Complimentary Webinar for Health Care Leaders on Managing Diabetes in the Frail, Multi-Morbid Patient

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A representative from Baton Rouge-based Amedisys, Inc. will be joined by two other national health care leaders in a complimentary webinar that will provide insight on the latest ADA Standards for diabetes care. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 27, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST. Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) is a leading home health care and hospice company, providing care to more than 35,000 patients nationwide every day.

The webinar, titled “Managing Diabetes in the Frail, Multi-Morbid Patient,” will cover details and answer questions regarding the latest ADA Standards for diabetes care. These standards confirm the findings of multiple trials and systematic reviews which state that for some populations, particularly frail elderly patients who may be at the end of life, tight control of glycosolated hemoglobin does not prolong life, decrease hospital admissions, decrease cardiovascular complications, or improve quality of life. In fact, such tight control may render these frail patients at higher risk for falls and other accidents.

The webinar features Dr. Michael Fleming, Amedisys Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Peter Boling, MD, Director of Longterm Care and Geriatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia; and Dr. John Buse, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Director, Diabetes Care Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill, N.C.

“Frail, elderly diabetic patients with multiple chronic diseases present a significant management challenge recent studies have commented,” said Michael Fleming, MD, FAAFP and Chief Medical Officer for Amedisys. “Our panel will discuss the latest management recommendations for achieving the best outcomes for these patients,” continued Fleming.

Those interested in attending the webinar can register at The webinar is supported through an educational grant from Amedisys and is planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Antidote Education Company and Amedisys. The webinar is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and American Academy of Family Physicians Prescribed credit.

About Amedisys:

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is the nation’s leading health care company focused on bringing home the continuum of care. Each day Amedisys delivers personalized health care services to more than 35,000 individual patients and their families, in the comfort of patients’ homes. Amedisys has two divisions, home health care and hospice, and employs more than 16,000 skilled clinicians across the country. The Company’s state-of-the-art advanced chronic care management programs and leading-edge technology enable it to deliver quality care based upon the latest evidence-based best practices. Amedisys is a recognized innovator, being the first in the industry to equip its clinicians with point-of-care laptop technology and referring physicians with an internet portal that enables real-time coordination of patient care seamlessly. Amedisys also has the industry’s first-ever nationwide Care Transitions program. Amedisys Care Transitions is designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions through patient and caregiver health coaching and care coordination, which starts in the hospital and continues throughout completion of the patient’s home health plan of care. For more information about the Company, please visit:

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