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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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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The FDA expands the emergency use of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine for adolescents. Walmart buys telehealth company MeMD. And Cigna sees preventive care return to pre-pandemic levels.

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Concert Health aims to integrate mental health into primary care

Concert Health aims to integrate mental health into primary care

Concert Health CEO Spencer Hutchins discusses how the San Diego-based behavioral health medical group works in tandem with primary care providers to treat patients with behavioral health needs. 

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

The US is supporting the effort to waive patent protections for COVID vaccines. Almost all hospitals are still doing unnecessary procedures according to a Lown Institute study. And the story of a mental health hack in Finland should serve as a warning as the popularity of virtual mental apps grows.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The next step in the vaccine rollout is the hardest, convincing vaccine-hesitant people to get shots. Hospitals inTexas are concerned about the Medicaid funding showdown. And The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine joins calls to reinvest in primary care.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

President Biden wants 70 percent of American adults to get at least one vaccine dose by July 4. CVS Health is continuing to expand its care delivery business. And regulators are starting to fleshing out the details of the surprise billing protections.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

There’s doubt that the US will reach herd immunity, because of vaccine hesitancy and more contagious variants. Insurers were more profitable in 2020 despite paying for COVID-19 testing and treatment. And companies are overwhelmed by all the digital health options 

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Physician enablement company Privia Health goes public

Physician enablement company Privia Health goes public

Virginia-based Privia Health, one of a growing number of high-profile “physician enablement” firms that helps practices improve operations and transition to value-based care delivery, held its initial public offering this week. CEO Shawn Morris discusses how the company plans to grow. 

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

New York is planning to fully reopen on July 1. The FDA announced a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. And employers say it’s time the government helps control healthcare costs.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

President Biden’s American Families Plan doesn’t include drug pricing legislation, a priority of many Congressional Democrats.  CMS is proposing an inpatient rate bump for hospitals next year. And the American Medical Association calls for states to stop banning gender-affirming care for transgender kids.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Colorado lawmakers are bringing back a public option proposal. In West Virginia, young adults can get a COVID vaccine and a savings bond. And a new study in mice provides evidence that an old drug might help people heal from surgeries without a scar.

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