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Weekly Gist

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 Maddening Complexity Edition

Two competitors make a deal in Cincinnati, Tenet continues its strategic restructuring, disappointing news about bundled payments, and a concerning shortfall in rural maternity care. Plus, a merry prankster returns.
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The Weekly Gist: The Won’t You Be My Neighbor Edition

Medicare proposes a major overhaul of the way it pays doctors, a look at the healthcare impact of the Supreme Court appointment, and a key source of clinical guidelines under threat. Plus a double click on telemedicine, and a Fred Rogers biopic.
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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 Atul Gawande Edition

We provide our unsolicited advice to the new rockstar CEO of the Amazon-Berkshire-Chase venture, take a look at the possible rollback of Stark regulations, and examine the impact of work requirements and other new policies in Medicaid. Plus, some hot horn playing for your summer enjoyment.
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The Weekly Gist: The Beautiful Game Edition

A major court case clears the path for big, vertical mergers in healthcare, the hospital industry pushes back against transparency, and new evidence casts doubt on a popular surgical technique. Plus, we compare the performance of national health systems in our World Cup of Healthcare.
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