Hospitals are facing tough times with high expenses and declining admissions, coupled at times with lower reimbursement rates. Recent closures in New Hampshire and Texas highlight some of those struggles. For example, Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas closed up shop earlier this month following a terminated Medicare provider agreement. And Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital is expected to shutter operations at the end of August due to unsustainable costs.
Physicians are aware of the change but unsure how to prepare, and CMS has offered no real guidance to date. If physicians aren't ready for the new cards, it could cause problems with billing Medicare and delays in providers getting paid. Providers also need to ready their EHR systems to recognize the new numbers.
Northern Virginia has a very competitive healthcare market, and the Ashburn expansion should boost its game in the region. Fairfax, Va-.based Inova Health System, another heavyweight in the region, opened a new facility in Ashburn in 2015 with ambulatory care, diagnostic services and an emergency room. And it is spending $275 million to expand the 183-bed Inova Loudon Hospital. Kaiser is affiliated with 11 hospitals in the Washington metropolitan area, three of them in Northern Virginia.
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".