This excerpt taken from the NOVA DEF 14A filed Apr 18, 2007.
Business Unit Performance Goals Under the Bonus Plan, business unit performance is based on operating income goals. In establishing the specific target for the year, we take into consideration a variety of factors including: prior year results, growth expectations, expected reimbursement changes and changes in accounting rules that would impact operating income.
At its February 2006 meeting, the Committee set an operating income target for Ms. Vickery of approximately $24,964,000, to be adjusted for ASC acquisitions during 2006. During 2006, ASC acquisitions increased the operating income target for Ms. Vickery to $30,185,000. The 2006 Bonus Plan required a minimum threshold performance equal to 85% of this target, or $25,657,000, before Ms. Vickery was eligible to receive a bonus.