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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. & CHICAGO, Aug 22, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Blue Cross of California has named Facey Medical Group
as the top-performing medical group in Southern California, awarding
physicians with $1.2 million in pay-for-performance bonuses based on
their 2004 Quality Performance Scorecard.

“This great accomplishment is a reflection of the commitment and
dedication of our physicians, providers and our Facey Medical
Foundation team,” said Dr. Fredrick Russo, President of Facey Medical
Group. “Our improved quality scores have been strongly influenced by
Allscripts, which has made a major contribution to our initiatives for
continuous improvement. We couldn’t have achieved this award without
the Electronic Health Record from Allscripts. We have already earned
an additional $2.1 million from Pay-for-Performance initiatives in

In 2003, Facey Medical Group physicians deployed TouchWorks(TM)
Electronic Health Record from Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) to its 120
primary care and specialty physicians. It has played a major role in
Facey’s high performance rating and pay-for-performance award from
Blue Cross. This award and pay-for-performance bonus is based on
achievements Facey Medical Group accomplished in 2004. The Blue Cross
evaluation process monitored participating physician groups for their
efforts in improving the quality of care provided to HMO patients.

Blue Cross’s Quality Performance Scorecard is one of many
Pay-for-Performance initiatives. Another example of
pay-for-performance is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) pay-for-performance pilot program. The program’s goal is to
demonstrate whether paying financial incentives to physicians who use
information technologies such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
can lower the nation’s annual $290 billion Medicare tab while
improving patient outcomes.

“We congratulate Facey Medical Group for providing a perfect
example of how an Electronic Health Record can help physicians deliver
a higher quality patient care more cost-effectively and produce the
documentation and tracking to measure their progress,” said Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “We expect to continue
to work closely with Facey to allow them to realize better performance
from operations and qualify for pay for performance programs, funding
and additional research based on continued functionality being added
to TouchWorks every day.”

About Facey Medical Group

Based in Mission Hills, California, Facey Medical Group is the
area’s leading healthcare organization with more than 120
board-certified primary care and specialty physicians dedicated to
providing quality medical services to residents of the San Fernando,
Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys.

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The Company provides unique solutions that inform,
connect, and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s
award-winning clinical software applications include Electronic Health
Record, e-prescribing and document imaging solutions. Allscripts’
Physicians Interactive Group provides clinical product education and
connectivity solutions for physicians and patients. The Company’s
Medication Services Group provides medication fulfillment services. 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 2004
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE: Allscripts

Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
Facey Medical Group
Brendan Hooley, 818-837-5561
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