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     Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative and Medicare Care Management
   Performance Embedded in Company's Electronic Health Record and Practice
                             Management Solutions

CHICAGO, July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that its data
capture tools support physician practices in preparing for the Physicians
Quality Reporting Initiative, the Medicare Care Management Program, and other
federal pay-for-quality programs. Allscripts clients can participate in the
federal programs using the current functionality of HealthMatics(R) Electronic
Health Record (EHR) and HealthMatics Ntierprise Practice Management (PM)
system, as well as the TouchWorks(TM) EHR and PM solution.


The Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), a program of the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that took effect on July 1,
provides a 1.5 percent bonus for physicians who successfully report a
designated set of quality measures for covered Medicare services. Allscripts
EHR and PM systems make it easier for practices to qualify for the PQRI
bonuses by helping to capture accurate, comprehensive PQRI data elements
generated during the patient encounter.

“Allscripts lets us avoid combing through thousands of paper charts
looking for the right data, and so substantially speeds the reimbursement
process for us,” said John Schaeffer, MD, President of North Ohio Heart
Center, a 30-physician cardiology practice in suburban Cleveland, and a
respected member of several national healthcare quality organizations. “By
helping us expedite information to CMS, Allscripts significantly enhances our
ability to respond to the data capture and reporting challenges of PQRI and
other pay-for-quality programs.”

Physicians using the Allscripts solutions can gather information required
for the federal programs during the normal course of documenting a patient
encounter with the Electronic Health Record. Appropriate disease codes,
procedure codes, and modifiers are all documented during the encounter and
included in the report that is sent to CMS. Current functionality of the
Allscripts solutions allows users to choose the programs in which they wish to
participate, as well as the measures that are applicable to their practice,
and the frequency of reports. Physicians also can define the metrics to best
fit local workflows, report outcomes via claim forms and data warehouses, and
receive feedback on adherence to evidence-based best medical practices.

The Allscripts pay-for-quality program is powered by the clinical
templates and short lists built into both of the company’s Electronic Health
Records. Allscripts clinical templates include care management protocols that
help guide physicians during patient encounters, and are mapped to CMS’s
Doctor’s Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT) quality indicators.
Allscripts was the first EHR vendor in the nation to meet all 35 reporting
requirements for the DOQ-IT program. Allscripts also was one of the first EHR
vendors to successfully submit patient data to the QualityNet Exchange, a

DOQ-IT program designed to encourage physicians to adopt Electronic Health
Records for collecting, utilizing and reporting health performance measures.
The data, obtained through HealthMatics EHR, was successfully submitted by The
Family Healthcare Center (TFHC), a family practice in Clinton, SC.

“Allscripts has made it far easier for us to enhance patient care by
taking part in pay-for-quality programs that critically analyze the quality of
care delivered,” said Nick Ulmer, MD, Partner and Co-founder of The Family
Healthcare Center. “The fact that our practice in rural South Carolina was
able to reach this level of clinical data measurement demonstrates how the
Allscripts team can successfully integrate innovation, connectivity, and
office systems technology in a busy primary care setting and bring the best in
healthcare to any practice, anywhere.”

Allscripts solutions also support participation in a second federal
pay-for-quality effort — the Medicare Care Management Performance (MCMP)
demonstration. The three-year CMS pilot program will compensate physicians
based on the quality of care they provide to Medicare beneficiaries in small
or medium-sized practices in Arkansas, California, Massachusetts, and Utah.
During the first year of the pilot, physicians will be paid for reporting data
on quality measures. In subsequent years, the program will offer physicians
annual performance-based bonuses of $10,000 per clinician, and an additional
reward enhancement of up to 25 percent for using automated tools approved by
the Certification Commission on Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).
Allscripts earned that designation in July 2006 as part of the first group of
healthcare IT vendors to be CCHIT certified. The Allscripts clinical templates
for MCMP are being used in practices across the country today.

“The architecture of our Electronic Health Record and practice management
solutions lets us respond quickly to support evolving healthcare quality
measures, requirements, and initiatives,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts. “Our clients can feel confident that Allscripts will
support future and current pay-for-quality initiatives because, in the final
analysis, we all share the same goal of providing higher-quality care at lower

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business units provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software applications include Electronic
Health Records, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department, and care management solutions, all offered through the
Company’s Clinical Solutions units. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical
product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit, and medication fulfillment
services through its Medication Services unit. To learn more, visit Allscripts
on the Web at

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements
are developed by combining currently available information with Allscripts
beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future
performance. Because Allscripts cannot predict all of the risks and
uncertainties that may affect it, or control the ones it does predict,
Allscripts’ actual results may be materially different from the results
expressed in its forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of
the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect Allscripts, see the
Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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