Hospital cites documentation errors in not reporting sexual abuse; SUNY laying off 1,000 workers;

> Carlisle (Penn.) Regional Medical Center failed to report three cases of alleged sexual abuse or assault, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said last week. Carlisle Regional CEO John Kristel attributed the lack of reported incidents to "documentation errors," the Patriot-News reported. Article

> UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital developed a curriculum for pediatric residents on the handoff process, called the I-PASS protocol, which resulted in providers spending more time with patients. There is no national standard for handoffs. Announcement

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overpaid by $4.6 million in prescription drugs in the second quarter of 2012, the Office of Inspector General said in a report released to the public yesterday. CMS' proposed price substitution policy, if enacted, would have saved $4.2 million last quarter, the OIG said. Report (.pdf)

> More than 1,000 SUNY Downstate Medical Center workers are scheduled to lose their jobs next year at the financially troubled hospital, the New York Daily News reported. Article

> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting some heat from Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg for vetoing a bill that would have required for-profit hospitals to disclose finances similar to nonprofit requirements, reported. Article

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