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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 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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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 Elementary, Dear Watson Edition

News from the Old Dominion, where Medicaid expansion gets the green light, and from the Lone Star State, where restrictions on emergency care are put on hold. Plus, layoffs at IBM, a look at the future of high-tech surgery and digital medicine, and our take on bending the price (not the cost) curve in healthcare.
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The Weekly Gist: The Medicare Gold Rush Edition

With news of more payers looking to acquire home health and hospice assets, we analyze the ongoing jockeying for position in the Medicare risk space. Also, a report from the future (artificial intelligence), and from the low-tech present (barber shops). And we recommend an alt-rocker from Down Under!
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