The benefits coming from the CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program have slowed enough that some industry experts and hospital leaders say it may be time to retire the program. The program was mandated by the Affordable Care Act as part of a larger effort to curb health costs—readmissions make up about $41 billion in healthcare spending—and to motivate providers to improve outcomes. By and large, the program seemed to work.
Community health centers, which offer primary care to approximately 24.3 million low-income individuals, are known for their high rates of employee turnover because of the stresses associated with caring for complex patients on a fee-for-service pay model. But efforts to transform care delivery at these centers to value-based approaches also contribute to workplace dissatisfaction and burnout, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Back in 2013, Dr. Lawrence Greenblatt was concerned about the rise of opioid prescribing in North Carolina. As medical director of Northern Piedmont Community Care, a Medicaid managed-care organization run by Duke Health in Durham, Greenblatt noticed a substantial increase in the number of patients who received opioid prescriptions and more reports of people overdosing from painkillers. Greenblatt's concerns were rooted in the data.
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".