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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 Beautiful Game Edition

A major court case clears the path for big, vertical mergers in healthcare, the hospital industry pushes back against transparency, and new evidence casts doubt on a popular surgical technique. Plus, we compare the performance of national health systems in our World Cup of 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 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 Big Brother Edition

Doctors push back against Medicare quality reporting mandates, and we put numbers to the toll “information-driven” practice is taking on doctors. Plus, an unsettling profile of the 1984-esque firm Palantir Technologies—and a lighthearted return to post-Stalinist Russia.
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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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