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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 Birth and Death Edition

We begin with a birth announcement and end with a look at the funeral industry and its many parallels to healthcare. Between the bookends, hints at a new direction for CMS, and a must-read report from the other side of the pond on the many attempts to transform Britain’s strained National Health System.
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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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