Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Health-Care Provider Pays $31K for Lack of Privacy Contract with Vendor," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report. The article reports that the Illinois-based Center for Children's Digestive Health may have violated HIPAA when it failed to sign a business associate agreement with a vendor before transferring nearly 11,000 paper medical records to the company for storage. Under a recent resolution agreement, CCDH agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights $31,000 and enter into a two-year corrective action plan. Fader told Bloomberg BNA that the $31,000 settlement appears small considering the severity of the storage company's underlying offense, disposing of unneeded patient records in an unlocked outdoor dumpster rather than shredding them. "This is a reminder from the OCR that a covered entity bears the ultimate responsibility when its business associate fails to comply with its HIPAA obligations," Fader told Bloomberg BNA. Signing a business associate agreement, ideally after both parties have actually read it, will help to educate any entity that still hasn't figured out its responsibilities under HIPAA, Fader added.
Susan Huntington will be one of the featured speakers during the Second Annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit, September 27-28.
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).
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Is the Federal Insurance Exchange Secure?," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Cybersecurity Costs Could Prompt Future Hospital Mergers," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Electronic Health Records Rise Above Harvey's Floodwaters," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article. "Cyber Risks Mounting for Networked Medical Devices," published in Bloomberg BNA's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Wellmark's Iowa ACA Exchange Exit Prompts Civil Rights Complaint," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.