Visitors to Texas psych hospitals can bring guns; New list of hospital-owned physician practices;

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> The new open carry gun law in Texas permits visitors to psychiatric hospitals to carry firearms, the San Antonio Current reported. Article

> The trend of hospitals buying physician practices and clinics has become so prevalent that Arkansas Business is now keeping a list of such properties for its readers. Article

> A councilwoman in Newark, New Jersey is arguing in NJ Spotlight that the proposed public service tax on not-for-profit hospitals would shortchange her city and many other communities in the Garden State. Article

Provider News

> Twenty-one organizations will become the first to join Medicare's new accountable care organization (ACO) model, the Next Generation, taking on greater financial risk but potentially reaping greater financial rewards. Unlike other Medicare ACOs, the Next Generation model includes a prospective set benchmark, allows beneficiaries to choose to be aligned to the ACO and tests beneficiary incentives for seeking care at Next Generation providers, including increased availability of telehealth and care coordination services, according to an announcement. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The American Medical Association is jumping into healthcare innovation with a $15 million investment to help launch Health2047 Inc., a company that will examine solutions to the most pressing challenges in healthcare. Health2047, based in Silicon Valley, will work with AMA professionals to integrate healthcare companies and tech companies to create new tools for healthcare and medical practice, according to an announcement. Article

And finally... Man awaiting mail delivery of Kindle gets a tumor instead. Article