Teaching hospital in Amsterdam forced to relocate hundreds of patients after flooding; Minnesota hospitals dealing with new cannabis law;

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> The VU University teaching hospital in Amsterdam, New York, was forced to relocate hundreds of patients after a burst water pipe caused massive flooding, the New York Daily News reports. Article

>  Following an "unprovoked" assault, a Farmington, New Mexico, police officer shot a suspect in custody recently at the San Juan Regional Medical Center, according to the Daily Times. Article

> Hospitals in Minnesota are dealing with a difficult feature of the state's new medical cannabis law, which is how to appropriately handle the drug when it's used by hospitalized patients, the West Central Tribune reports. Article

Practice Management News

> While many practices regard becoming a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) as a better way to deliver medicine, new payment models make it an appealing way to do business as well. In particular, starting in 2019, practices that certify as a PCMH will be able to reap the benefits of Medicare's new alternative payment model program by receiving a five percent pay bonus while avoiding the downside risk often associated with other value-based payment models, Medical Economics reported. Article

> Industry support is building for the direct-pay model in primary care, and the trend has made its way into certain specialties as well. Earlier this year, Christopher Stephenson, M.D., became the first cardiologist in Charlotte, North Carolina, to start a membership-based practice, the Charlotte Observer reported. Article

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