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Oklahoma’s Largest Locally Owned Healthcare Organization Expands Web-based

Care Management Solution System-wide, Prepares for Medicare RAC Audits

CHICAGO and OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
announced today that INTEGRIS Health will extend their deployment of
Allscripts Care Management from two hospitals to all 13 of their Oklahoma
facilities, helping to streamline patient movement through the hospital,
improve reimbursement, and enhance continuity of care across the INTEGRIS


INTEGRIS Health is Oklahoma’s largest locally-owned health care
corporation and one of the state’s largest private employers with hospitals,
rehabilitation centers, physician clinics, mental health facilities, fitness
centers, and home health agencies throughout much of the state. In 2006,
INTEGRIS implemented Allscripts Care Management in its two largest hospitals,
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, both in
the Oklahoma City area. Two years earlier, INTEGRIS Physician Services
implemented Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record for their 74

“Allscripts has proven to be an exceptional partner for INTEGRIS,
delivering significant savings in the form of reduced claims denials and
helping us to better manage our patients’ length of stays with a care
management application that’s virtually trouble free,” said Greg Meyers,
INTEGRIS System Vice President. “Now we’re expanding the Allscripts deployment
to all our hospitals and adding discharge planning to allow our case managers
to connect electronically with nursing homes and home care agencies so they
can find the best match for discharged patients who need further care.”

Allscripts Discharge Planning and Utilization Management are key elements
of the company’s Care Management solution, which is used by more than 700
hospitals nationwide. Allscripts Care Management is a Web-based “software as a
service” (SaaS) solution that can be deployed quickly and efficiently with
minimal IT support. It automates and streamlines the entire care management
process in hospitals, from admission through discharge. The result: increased
productivity, improved patient throughput, lower claims denials and better
health outcomes.

INTEGRIS plans to share patient information from Allscripts Utilization
Management with its numerous home care agencies to ensure providers have all
the information they need to deliver appropriate care,” said Denise Caram, MS,
CPUM, CPUR, Director of Support Services for INTEGRIS Rural Health. INTEGRIS
Samaritan Home Care Services, one of INTEGRIS’s largest home care agencies,
uses Allscripts Homecare (formerly Misys Homecare(R)) to improve clinical
quality of care, financial performance, and operational control in its

“INTEGRIS is committed to ensuring continuity of care for all of our
patients, no matter what care setting they’re in, and Allscripts is uniquely
able to help us deliver on that promise thanks to their presence in a wide
range of care settings,” said Caram. “Automating the care management process
across all our facilities will also help us standardize and better manage our
denials and appeals process, discharge planning, and prepare for the upcoming
Medicare RAC audits.”

The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program of the federal Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was created to identify and correct
overpayments to healthcare providers. The RAC audits will become a permanent
fixture in all 50 states on Jan. 1, 2010. Allscripts Care Management provides
real-time alerts, retrospective reports, analytics and other tools that help
hospitals identify current or past patient encounters at risk for a RAC audit,
track them through the audit and appeals process, and prevent unnecessary
dollar losses.

“The implementation of healthcare information technology within hospital
care management departments holds great promise for improving care while
delivering cost savings for hospitals in these difficult economic times,” said
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “We’re delighted that
INTEGRIS has decided to expand our partnership across their network to not
only improve care management processes but also create a seamless transition
to their post-acute care facilities, which provide the next level of care for
so many patients.”

Allscripts Utilization Management streamlines the utilization management
process by electronically capturing critical patient data and guiding case
managers in securing authorization and payment of care from insurers. The
solution also creates an effective denial management program to track claim
denials and improve an organization’s success rate with appeals.

Allscripts Discharge Planning automates the process of referring
discharged patients to post-acute facilities, eliminating the time-consuming
and costly process of case managers manually phoning and faxing to secure
post-acute care services, one provider at a time. Case managers send a
detailed electronic referral to selected locations across the Allscripts
network of 90,000 post-acute providers, and interested facilities reply, often
within minutes.

About INTEGRIS Health

INTEGRIS Health owns, manages or leases hospitals, primary care clinics,
mental health facilities, rehabilitation centers, fitness centers, hospice
services, home health agencies and independent living centers throughout the
state of Oklahoma. INTEGRIS Health is an Oklahoma-owned, not-for-profit
corporation. Our mission is to improve the health of the people and
communities we serve. More information about INTEGRIS Health facilities and
services is available at or by calling the INTEGRIS HeathLine
at (405) 951-2277 or toll free at 1-888-951-2277.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000 post-
acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of
their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning solutions
include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle
management, practice management, document management, medication services,
hospital care management, emergency department information systems and
homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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SOURCE: Allscripts – 01/06/2009

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