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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 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 Frozen Tundra Edition

We look at HCA’s big acquisition of a leading not-for-profit system and share thoughts and analysis on the trend of hospitals employing physicians. Meanwhile DC’s snowy start to spring has us reading up on adventures at the South Pole and looking at the chilling impact of healthcare on household wealth.
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