More ACOs Than Ever: Medicare Shared Savings Program Swells in 2018There are more accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program this year than ever before. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released data online this month, listing 561 ACOs and 10.5 million assigned beneficiaries for performance year 2018—up from 480 ACOs and 9 million beneficiaries in 2017.
In a letter to state Medicaid directors across the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rescinded a memo Friday that had barred state programs from taking action against abortion providers without evidence of wrongdoing. The short letter, which was signed by Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) Director Brian Neale and Center for Program Integrity Director Alex Alexander, cited concerns that the Obama-era guidance could run afoul of the Administrative Procedure Act.
The CMS Innovation Center launched a new voluntary bundled payment model this week, continuing the Trump administration’s purge of mandatory programs from the Obama era. Although some experts worry optional models could be less effective, proponents say the new program builds on a proven foundation and will help to reorient the market away from a fee-for-service arrangement and toward a truly value-based system.
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".