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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 Ongoing Saga Edition

CMS cracks down on ACO squatters, RiteAid gets left at the altar (again), and General Motors turns to Henry Ford for help with healthcare. Also, what you don't know about surgery centers might kill you, and new evidence on when to give birth.
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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 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 Everyday Low Prices Edition

Walmart captures the attention of the healthcare world by considering a play for Humana, while another big deal between two giant hospital systems is put on hold. Plus: a look at one of the keys to Amazon’s success, something that we think health systems will need to emulate.
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