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. The article discusses an administrative complaint filed with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) by three groups representing hemophiliacs, claiming that Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield's withdrawal from the Iowa health-insurance exchange deprived hemophiliacs of coverage and violated the Affordable Care Act's nondiscrimination provision. Fader told Bloomberg BNA that the OCR might not act on the complaint because, while the ACA does bar insurers from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions, it doesn't prevent insurers from deciding to stop offering plans altogether. Fader also expressed doubt about the hemophilia groups' allegation that a Wellmark executive's statements had violated HIPAA, questioning whether referring to a 17-year old male hemophiliac was sufficient to allow anyone to identify the individual. "I don't understand why she [the executive] felt it necessary or appropriate to mention the patient's gender and precise age in her speech, but it doesn't appear to me that this was a clear HIPAA violation," Fader said. However, he did not rule out the idea that the OCR might use the incident as a teachable moment.
Eric Fader authored a chapter in the 2017 edition of Westlaw's "Data Security and Privacy Law" treatise, published by Thomson Reuters.
On March 15, Eric Fader will be presenting a live webinar, "Navigating Legal Issues in Neuromonitoring," for The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM).
Susan Huntington authored a chapter, "Enterprise Risk Approach to Successful Population Management," in the recently published third edition of the "Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Entities."
Kathy Lawler, Susan Huntington and Erin Healy wrote an article, "Risks for Employers using Drug Import Companies to Manage Costs," for AHLA Weekly.
On November 2, Susan Huntington and Eric Fader will be speaking at a webinar jointly sponsored by Day Pitney and Wolf & Co. "Business Associates Are Under a Microscope - Are You Prepared?"
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.
Susan Huntington will be one of the featured speakers during the Second Annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit, September 27-28.