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Welcome to the Weekly Gist, where we distill the latest healthcare news, trends and our conversations with industry leaders into actionable guidance for CEOs and senior executives.

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The Weekly Gist: The Ralph Wiggum Edition

Moderate Democrats in Congress propose a new Medicare buy-in option, CVS launches the first of its new HealthHUB stores, and a pilot program to change the role of ambulances is announced. Plus: The Millennials are Coming!
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The Weekly Gist: The Elementary, Dear Watson Edition

News from the Old Dominion, where Medicaid expansion gets the green light, and from the Lone Star State, where restrictions on emergency care are put on hold. Plus, layoffs at IBM, a look at the future of high-tech surgery and digital medicine, and our take on bending the price (not the cost) curve in healthcare.
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The Weekly Gist: The Medicare Gold Rush Edition

With news of more payers looking to acquire home health and hospice assets, we analyze the ongoing jockeying for position in the Medicare risk space. Also, a report from the future (artificial intelligence), and from the low-tech present (barber shops). And we recommend an alt-rocker from Down Under!
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The Weekly Gist: The Better Way Edition

We contemplate what Paul Ryan’s exit means for healthcare and give some (unsolicited) advice to new CMMI director Adam Boehler on the direction of Medicare innovation. And don’t miss a new album from a soulful Texas singer-songwriter, a great addition to your summertime playlist.
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