Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Drug, Device Makers Could Get Hit for Not Reporting Payments to Doctors," published in Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report. Fader spoke with Bloomberg BNA about the Open Payments program, which requires drug and medical device makers to report all payments to physicians and teaching hospitals for provider education, travel, and compensation for speaking engagements. The Open Payments program was created under the Affordable Care Act and could be eliminated if the ACA is repealed, but Fader said it appears that no immediate changes are in store. "President Trump's promises to rein in drug prices suggest that his administration will favor continued or even increased disclosure requirements for pharma and device companies," he said. Payment information for 2016 will be released on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' website in June and CMS has redesigned the site and upgraded how users can display the data, but problems may still arise, Fader told Bloomberg BNA. "This year's data will undoubtedly continue to be difficult to analyze and misleading in spots, especially when larger companies spread their reporting under multiple subsidiaries, or use multiple names for the same drugs when they're marketed for different conditions," Fader said.
Last Thursday, Senate Republicans unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a bill that, if enacted, would make sweeping changes to the current system of federal healthcare taxes and subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Eric Fader authored a chapter in the 2017 edition of Westlaw's "Data Security and Privacy Law" treatise, published by Thomson Reuters.
Steven A. Cash, Benjamin H. Nissim and David Forscey, policy analyst for the Homeland Security & Public Safety Division of the National Governors Association, co-authored an article, "Cybersecurity Is The Next Frontier Of State Regulation," for Law360.
On March 15, Eric Fader will be presenting a live webinar, "Navigating Legal Issues in Neuromonitoring," for The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM).
On January 30, Jed Davis will speak at The Knowledge Group Webcast, "Best Strategies in Protecting Your Firm Against Hackers: What Hackers Can and Cannot Do?"
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "HHS Offers Health-Care Companies Cyberattack Response Checklist," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Does the Health-Care Industry Have a Handle on Cybersecurity?," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Blog.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Blue Cross Exec Tests HIPAA By Describing $12M Patient," published in Law360.
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Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Trump Budget Anticipates Spending, Net Savings From Fighting Health Fraud," in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report.