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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 End of Days Edition

Healthcare's "Deal of the Year" nears completion, new evidence that millennials are ditching doctors, troubling behavior from profit-seeking nursing homes, and a visit from the video dentist. Plus: a Tex-Mex rock concept album!
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The Weekly Gist: The Carbon Footprint Edition

Aetna slims down to clear a merger hurdle, United cracks down on ER docs, Medicare eases up on some hospitals, and we talk to the president of Trinity Health about finances. Plus, a love letter to the Mayo Clinic.
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The Weekly Gist: The Ongoing Saga Edition

CMS cracks down on ACO squatters, RiteAid gets left at the altar (again), and General Motors turns to Henry Ford for help with healthcare. Also, what you don't know about surgery centers might kill you, and new evidence on when to give birth.
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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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The Weekly Gist: The “ACOs Aren’t Working” Edition

We share our thoughts on the mounting evidence that ACOs and “population health” may not be producing the results everyone had hoped for. Also, a major California system in the antitrust crosshairs, a big physician group defects from its health system contract, and we recommend a new cult classic.
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