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AutoZone Announces Organizational Changes
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced Tom Newbern has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Store Operations. A 21-year AutoZoner, Newbern has held several key management positions with the company, most recently Vice President of the Southwest Division.
athenahealth Helps Physicians Maximize Revenue Under New National Medicare Pay-for-Performance Program
WATERTOWN, Mass., March 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc., the premier provider of web-based services, knowledge, and software for medical practices, today announced that its web-based athenaNet(r) practice management system now includes new physician quality measures and coding rules for its entire national client base as part of the new Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA) that was signed into law in December 2006. Under the new law, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a physician quality reporting system -- the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). Providers who successfully report quality measure data on claims for services between July 1 and December 31, 2007, will be eligible for a single consolidated incentive payment in mid 2008. The bonus payment is the equivalent of 1.5 percent of total allowed charges for covered physician fee schedule services provided from July 1 through December 31, 2007.