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.
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, "Nurses Hit Hardest by Medicare and Medicaid Exclusions," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Fraud Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Health-Care Watchdog to Review Medicaid Opioid Claims," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Medicare Releases Drug, Device Open Payments Data," published in Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Anthem Class Suit Highlights Data Breach Risks," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "HHS Offers Health-Care Companies Cyberattack Response Checklist," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.