Physicians always knew completing prior authorization (PA) requests were a drain on their time and energy. But this year, new survey data helped quantify just how much of a drain they actually were, and a plan of action was developed to tackle the issue. Survey says: “Burden is high.” A survey conducted in December 2016 helped arm physicians with the data they needed in 2017 to define just how much of a burden PA requests were to their staff and to themselves.
Assessments of hospital quality, including patient-experience surveys, that are tied to payment penalties should account for social-risk factors that can disproportionately affect the safety-net hospitals that serve America’s most vulnerable patient populations, says new policy adopted at the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Honolulu. It is one of several actions taken by the AMA House of Delegates (HOD), pursuant to a report from the AMA Council on Medical Service.
With the adoption of new policies, the AMA opposed Medicaid work requirements, the removal of categories from the essential health benefits (EHB) package and waivers of EHB requirements that could lead to the elimination of EHB categories and their associated protection against annual or lifetime benefit limits and out-of-pocket expenses.
AMA: Attempted health insurance mega-mergers reflected "industry-held belief that, by joining together, insurers can gain added negotiating leverage over physicians & hospitals." https://t.co/KKU84XJmsL
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".