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The Weekly Gist: The Jeopardy for Executives Edition

Medicare for All takes center stage on Capitol Hill and in the 2020 campaign, and the CBO weighs in with a report on single-payer proposals. Plus we look at a costly solution for medication compliance, and the troubling truth about dentistry.
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The Weekly Gist: The ALL CAPS Edition

Leadership change and ownership questions at a leading provider of electronic health records, and the roll-up of physician practices continues to gain steam. We take a look at a landmark antitrust case with big implications for the industry, share our thoughts on 401(k) healthcare, and celebrate an unlikely victory on the ice.
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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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The Weekly Gist: The “It’s the Prices Stupid” Edition

Payers on the prowl for provider assets, a setback for single-payer healthcare in California, and definitive proof that prices, not utilization, are at the root of our high healthcare spending. And from the road: a health system exploring its own Amazon Prime-like membership model.
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