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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 Mission Impossible Edition

Policy and personnel changes at CMS, including a long-awaited move to site-neutral payment. More hospital M&A news and analysis, and new evidence that Walmart is aiming to shake things up. And we share a summer reading pick!
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The Weekly Gist: The Dog Days of Summer Edition

Amazon takes the pharmacy plunge, the AHA belly-flops on interoperability, and the courts put the chill on Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion. Also, a look at the value of scale in healthcare, and new analysis of end-of-life spending casts doubt on conventional wisdom.
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The Weekly Gist: The Telling It Like It Is Edition

Troubling reports from the worlds of military and veterans’ health, shenanigans in rural healthcare, and a leading transplant program stumbles. We unpack the psychology of America’s doctors, the future of physician practice. Plus, we share gun violence data and provoke some readers to angrily unsubscribe.
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The Weekly Gist: The Murmurs and Reckonings Edition

We read the tea leaves from remarks made by Alex Azar and Seema Verma about the future direction of health reform efforts and provide our own list of levers to reduce the cost of care. Also: data on the unsustainable burden of high-deductible plans, and the unusual prospect of genomic sequencing for all.
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