Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Texas Health System Pays $2.4M to Settle Unauthorized Patient Disclosure," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch. The article discusses a $2.4 million settlement that Texas-based Memorial Hermann Health System reached with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) after it disclosed a patient's identity in a press release without authorization. While one might assume that the OCR must have already covered all possible types of HIPAA violations in its press releases on settlements, Fader told Bloomberg BNA, the settlement illustrates that the agency is continually coming up with new wrinkles. "This settlement is the clearest example I've seen of the principle that the egregiousness of the conduct matters more than the number of individuals affected, and I have no doubt that the OCR, in making the settlement the subject of a press release, intended to drive home this exact point," Fader said. He added that Memorial Hermann's size and perceived ability to pay were likely factors in determining the settlement amount.
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.