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Enough top-performing CAPS investors are striking a newly bearish tone on Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) to lower the home-health and hospice-services company from its long-held five-star rank to a less-than-stellar three stars. With 779 members weighing in on Amedisys, there's plenty of analysis and commentary to give us insight on the company.

Although it operates in a boring industry, with peers such as Apria Healthcare and Lincare Holdings (NASDAQ:LNCR), Amedisys has spiced things up with an aggressive acquisition strategy. Along the way, it has picked up some smaller competitors, including TLC Health Care Services.

But recently, Citron Research -- which has reported on questionable accounting at companies such as ArthroCare (NASDAQ:ARTC) and Emcore (NASDAQ:EMKR) -- recently issued a negative report on Amedisys. Shares promptly sank 18% that same day. Citron compares the company's business, mostly Medicare reimbursement, to selling to Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) and questions how the company can grow margins that are way ahead of industry peers.

Although it stopped short of accusing Amedisys of Medicare fraud, Citron nonetheless spooked investors and stirred up memories of WellCare (NYSE:WCG) and Amerigroup (NYSE:AGP), which had shares hammered in the past two years in separate incidents with Medicare and Medicaid. Some investors also worry about the high turnover in the company's CFO position, especially given the newly raised billing questions. Now that investor favor has faded, 71 of the 779 CAPS members rating Amedisys believe it will underperform the market.

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Fool contributor Dave Mock has issued a downgrade on just about every movie sequel ever produced. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Wal-Mart is an Inside Value pick. Amerigroup is a Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy once skipped rope for three and a half hours straight.