The proposed rule released last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would strengthen and improve the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs, according to Marilyn Tavenner, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans. CMS's proposed 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D rule offers insurers greater flexibility in reporting and makes changes to how star ratings are calculated. Star ratings determine bonuses for insurers.
CMS Admin Seema Verma speaking at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting on Nov. 12. Credit: TwitterThe American Hospital Association has taken up Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma's invitation to suggest changes to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, filing a 17-page response Monday that lays out its concerns about the value-based models administered by CMMI.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is offering Medicare Advantage and Part D insurers greater reporting flexibility in updates that also change how star ratings are calculated. The proposed rule that came out on November 16 is estimated to save Medicare $195 million from 2019 to 2023. Some of the savings would be passed on to beneficiaries in the form of lower premiums or additional benefits, CMS said.
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".