Odyssey HealthCare to Broadcast Its Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call Live on the Internet

February 13, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Odyssey HealthCare, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODSY), announced that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its fourth quarter and year-end earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 21, 2007. The Company's results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2006, will be released after the close of the market on Tuesday, February 20, 2007.

The live broadcast of Odyssey's conference call will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 21, 2007. A 14-day online replay will be available approximately an hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast. A link to these events can be found under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.odsyhealth.com, or at www.earnings.com.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Odyssey is one of the largest providers of hospice care in the country in terms of both average daily patient census and number of locations. Odyssey seeks to improve the quality of life of terminally ill patients and their families by providing care directed at managing pain and other discomforting symptoms and by addressing the psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

Certain statements that will be contained in the presentation are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in the presentation to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include, but are not limited to, general market conditions; adverse changes in reimbursement levels under Medicare and Medicaid programs; adverse changes in the Medicare payment cap limits and increases in the Company's Medicare cap contractual adjustment; decline in patient census growth; increases in inflation including inflationary increases in patient care costs; challenges inherent in and potential changes in the Company's growth and expansion strategy; our ability to effectively implement the Company's 2007 operations initiatives; the ability to attract and retain healthcare professionals; the Company's dependence on patient referral sources and potential adverse changes in patient referral practices of those referral sources; our ability to implement a new integrated billing and clinical management and electronic medical records system; changes in state or federal income, franchise or similar tax laws and regulations; adverse changes in the state and federal licensure and certification laws and regulations; adverse results of regulatory surveys; delays in licensure and/or certification; government and private party, legal proceedings and investigations; cost of complying with the terms and conditions of our corporate integrity agreement; adverse changes in the competitive environment in which the Company operates; adverse impact of natural disasters; changes in our estimate of additional compensation costs under FASB Statement No. 123(R); and the disclosures contained under the headings "Government Regulation and Payment Structure" in "Item 1. Business" and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of Odyssey's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2006, and its most recent report on Form 10-Q and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which reflect management's views only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any of the forward-looking statements or publicly announce any updates or revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions, circumstances or assumptions underlying such statements.