NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP reminds investors that a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky against Almost Family, Inc. ("Almost Family" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:AFAM) and certain of its top officials. The class action (Case No. 3:10-CV00535)was filed on behalf of purchasers of stock during the period of November 4, 2009 – June 30, 2010 (the "Class Period"). The Complaint alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.
The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's operations and its business and financial results and outlook. Defendants misled investors by failing to disclose that: (i) the Company was deliberately increasing the number of unnecessary home therapy visits in order to receive increased Medicare reimbursements; and (ii) as a result of defendants' conduct, the Company's reported sales and earnings were materially inflated. As a direct result of defendants' false statements, Almost Family's common stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period, reaching a high of $43.96 per shares on April 29, 2010.
On April 26, 2010, The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled, "Home Care Yields Medicare Bounty." The article called into question whether four home healthcare companies, including Almost Family, were taking advantage of the Medicare reimbursement system. More specifically, the article revealed that the home healthcare companies, such as Almost Family, billed a higher number of the most profitable home therapy visits for their Medicare patients, while at the same time billing fewer of the least profitable therapy visits. Then, on July 1, 2010, before the market opened, Almost Family announced that the Company had received a civil subpoena for documents and a notice of an investigation from the SEC. The subpoena seeks all documents relating to "the Company's home health care services and operations, including reimbursements under the Medicare home health prospective payment system, since January 1, 2000." As a result of this negative news, Almost Family's common stock fell $3.88 per share or 11.11%, on July 1, 2010, on high volume.
If you are a shareholder who purchased the Almost Family securities during the Class Period, you have until October 4, 2010 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff for the class. A copy of the complaint can be obtained at . To discuss this action, contact Nicola Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address and telephone number.
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