Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Rule Makes Substance Abuse Records Easier to Disclose," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report. The article discusses the new rule released January 2 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is intended to align privacy protections with new healthcare delivery models. The new rule and previous changes adopted last year are the first changes to the so-called Part 2 regulations since 1987, years before the creation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). "Industry awareness and compliance with HIPAA and the HITECH Act, and the available regulatory guidance regarding HIPAA, were far ahead of those for Part 2, so the new rule will certainly improve compliance with Part 2," Fader told Bloomberg BNA. He added that although Part 2 provides tougher protections for substance abuse records than HIPAA, the new rule references the more familiar HIPAA requirements, which should make providers' lives easier. "Just as information flow and interoperability of electronic health records systems are critical in this era of increasing care coordination and value-based care, the governing regulations should also be interoperable to the extent possible so that sloppy inconsistencies between them don't impede innovation," Fader said.
On May 31, Michael Furey will be speaking at "Commercial Litigation from the Masters," a program being presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) and being held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
Erin Magennis Healy, Lori J. Braender and Thomas A. Zalewski authored an article, "A Provider's Guide to Managing a Medical Device Recall," which was published in the American Health Lawyers Association Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law.
Susan Huntington and Danielle Corcione will present an educational call-in discussion, "The Focus on Individuals in Fraud Investigations and Considerations for D&O Insurance," for the American Health Lawyers Association on November 9 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
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).
On August 2, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "California's Dreaming of Tougher Health-Care Privacy," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News.
On July 24, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Help Wanted: Medicare Looking for Health Tech Expert," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News.
Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "An inside look at how Horizon used hospital costs – and quality – in plan to change N.J. health care," which was published on NJ.com and also appeared in the July 29 edition of The Star-Ledger under the headline, "Reports: Horizon Skewed Quality, Costs on New Plan."
Day Pitney partners Michael Furey and David Waizer were recognized in the inaugural NJBIZ Vanguard Series: Leaders in the Law.
Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "Confidential Documents Suggest Horizon Misled Public on how it Picked Hospitals for OMNIA Program," which was published in The Star-Ledger and on NJ.com.