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. The article points out that while the Trump administration's budget request calls for increased anti-fraud funding, HIPAA investigations could languish due to a $6 million cut at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The budget request would allocate $33 million for the OCR, down from $39 million for the prior year. The OCR's staff would also be cut from 179 to 162 full-time personnel. The proposed reductions in both funding and staffing would seem to be a missed opportunity, assuming they actually go into effect, Fader told Bloomberg BNA. "There are certainly more than enough HIPAA and HITECH [Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health] violations to keep the current number of people busy, and financial settlements with violators could potentially bring in a good return on the investment in personnel, not to mention the inherent value of helping to improve compliance," 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, "Wellmark's Iowa ACA Exchange Exit Prompts Civil Rights Complaint," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Federal Advisers Likely to Push for Better Health Data Exchange," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "DNA Testing Company Shakes Alaska Privacy Claims," in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch.
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.