As Medicare Advantage insurers show increasing interest in moving physicians down the path toward value-based care, Irvine, Calif.-based ConcertoHealth is taking a two-pronged approach to supporting the network needs of its health plan partners across a variety of settings. Originally a provider-led MA plan called Fidelis Secure Care, the company under new ownership was renamed and divested its MA assets in 2014 to focus on the provider side.
Medicaid enrollees and states may experience some temporary turbulence when managed care organizations choose to leave a state, but a new study finds that plan exits do not create significant changes in market-level quality or self-reported patient experience. This information may be useful to states as they contemplate a future with potentially fixed federal funding that is essential to GOP efforts to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, the study’s lead author suggests.
In writing the latest issue of Medicare Advantage News, which was made more difficult by late-breaking developments in the Senate’s effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, I was struck by how sensitive the issue of delivering health care is. At the end of the day, it’s about meeting people’s needs. And sometimes, the people defending, making or proposing laws might not be comfortable with some of those needs.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".