Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Anthem Class Suit Highlights Data Breach Risks," published in Bloomberg BNA's Privacy Law Watch. As the article reports, Anthem Inc.'s recent $115 million settlement to resolve a 2015 data breach shows that healthcare companies that experience data breaches need to prepare for more than just federal government penalties. Fader told Bloomberg BNA that healthcare providers and insurers hit by data breaches now have to worry about not only investigations and enforcement actions by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, but also state attorneys general and plaintiffs' lawyers. "I have no doubt that we'll be seeing more of these class-action suits and settlements as data breaches continue to proliferate," Fader said. He also expressed surprise that there haven't been more private lawsuits in the nearly three years since the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that HIPAA does not preempt negligence and breach of confidentiality claims in state courts.
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.