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`America's Best Hospitals' Routinely Select Per-Se Technologies For Revenue Cycle Management Solutions.

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Per-Se Technologies (Nasdaq: PSTI) is proud to announce that more than one-third of the healthcare organizations designated on the "Honor Roll" by U.S.News & World Report as "America's Best Hospitals" use Per-Se's e-health solutions to manage critical business operations. Per-Se is a leading provider of integrated business management outsourcing services, application software and Internet-enabled connectivity for the healthcare industry.

The annual ranking includes the top 205 hospitals out of more than 6,000 nationwide. U.S.News & World Report selected 17 of the 205 hospitals for its "Honor Roll" based on impressive quality and breadth of expertise. The "Honor Roll" comprises a who's who of America's leading hospitals, including Per-Se clients: The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Duke University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and more.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and Duke University Medical Center use Per-Se's proprietary ClaimTrack(R) system for efficient claims management, as well as its Virtual Processing System (VPS) for accurate cash posting and reconciliation. The Cleveland Clinic also uses ClaimTrack. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center use VPS.

"A hospital's ability to provide the highest level of healthcare depends largely on effectively managing its business office," says William N. Dagher, president of Per-Se's e-Health Solutions division. "The healthcare marketplace continues to recognize Per-Se because it successfully and seamlessly partners with hospitals to manage their revenue cycles so that they can focus on caring for patients."

In addition to the recognition Per-Se receives as a solution provider to these prestigious hospitals and institutions, Healthcare Informatics recently placed Per-Se at 16 in its ranking of the 100 leading information technology companies serving the healthcare industry. Companies are ranked according to 2002 revenues driven by software and associated services.

The "America's Best Hospitals" methodology used by U.S.News & World Report was devised in 1993 by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Initial rankings include 205 top medical centers, winnowed from 6,045, in 17 specialties. More information on U.S.News & World Report methodology is available at

About Per-Se Technologies

Per-Se Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTI) is a global leader in delivering comprehensive business management outsourcing services, application software solutions, and Internet-enabled connectivity with business intelligence to the healthcare industry. Atlanta-based Per-Se enables integrated delivery systems and physician practices to optimize the quality of care delivered and profitability of business operations. The leading provider of business management outsourcing services to physicians, Per-Se supports approximately 47,000 physicians and 2,000 healthcare organizations. Per-Se processes more than 240 million medical transactions annually, and its solutions manage 26 million patient lives online. Additional information is available at
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Date:Jun 23, 2003
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