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What is Gist Healthcare Daily?

Gist Healthcare Daily is a health policy and business news podcast. Each weekday morning, we will release episodes to help you get caught up on the latest headlines in less than 10 minutes. We will bring you news, context, and commentary from our team and other industry experts.

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Alexandra Olgin leads production of Gist Healthcare's podcast and supports production of the Weekly Gist. A former public radio healthcare reporter, she helps Gist launch new ways of telling stories and bring insights to members and a broader audience.

Prior to joining Gist, Alexandra spent six years working at public radio stations in Charlotte, Charleston and Phoenix. She covered regional and national healthcare business and policy stories and could be heard on national NPR programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

On this episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, hospitals in states with strict abortion laws struggle to recruit physicians. CivicaScript starts selling its first outpatient generic drug to treat prostate cancer. And a new study published in Nature Climate Change finds climate change is exacerbating some infectious diseases.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

On this episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, the Senate passes a bill with major reforms for seniors on Medicare. A new NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health poll finds a fifth of sick patients weren’t able to get necessary medical care. And there are rumors that CVS is interested in acquiring Signify Health.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

On this episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, Kansas voters rejected a ballot measure that would have overturned a constitutional right to abortion. Medicare raises payment rates for hospitals next year. And the highly consolidated dialysis industry could spell problems for Medicare Advantage plans.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

In this episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, the trial challenging UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of Change Healthcare starts this week. Hospitals look beyond pay to retain employees. And New York alleges CVS Health of preventing hospitals from obtaining 340B discounts.


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A discussion with Centivo CEO Ashok Subramanian and Morgan Health co-lead Dan Hartman

A discussion with Centivo CEO Ashok Subramanian and Morgan Health co-lead Dan Hartman

Earlier this month, Morgan Health invested $30M in Centivo, an innovative health plan for self-insured employers. In this episode, we hear from Dan Hartman, Executive Director at Morgan Health, and Ashok Subramanian, CEO of Centivo, about how Centivo plans to leverage the Morgan investment to expand its services.  


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Friday, July 29, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

On this episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, Democrats reach a deal on a healthcare and climate bill. More than 40 percent of parents of kids under 5 say they won’t get their child vaccinated for COVID-19. And after years of sky high travel nurse wages, the market is starting to return to normal.


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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022

On this episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, the Biden Administration reinstates and expands Affordable Care Act nondiscrimination protections. In a rare move, nurses at a Mayo Clinic hospital decertify their union. And the White House estimates it could cost up to $7B to adequately respond to the growing monkeypox outbreak.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

On this episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s preventive care requirement is in front of a Texas federal court. Hospitals are still struggling to rein in labor costs. And the Wall Street Journal takes the latest look at how nonprofit hospitals lag on charity care.


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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

On today’s episode of Gist Healthcare Daily, providers await Medicare’s plan to remedy 340B reimbursement cuts. The White House is revamping its booster strategy. And racial disparities persist across insurance coverage.


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Shrinking margins push health systems to rethink their business model

Shrinking margins push health systems to rethink their business model

In this episode, Gist Healthcare co-founders Chas Roades and Lisa Bielamowicz discuss how the deteriorating economy and increased margin pressures are creating significant challenges for health systems.


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