Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "New Medicare Cards Could Spell Trouble for Doctors, Seniors," published by Health Care on Bloomberg Law. The article discusses whether new Medicare identification cards that do not contain Social Security numbers will deter fraud or end up encouraging scammers and hindering physician billing. The cards will initially be mailed out to Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia starting in April this year and the roll-out is expected to be completed by April 2019.
Fader told Bloomberg Law that reducing the number of Social Security numbers in circulation should be enormously helpful in preventing fraud, but it's just a matter of time before databases containing the new Medicare identifiers start getting hacked. "Implementing the new numbers will only delay and reduce, not eliminate, the theft of Medicare services," he said. Starting over with new Medicare identifiers is less critical than improving overall data security throughout the health-care industry, down to the individual hospital or provider's office level, Fader added. That being said, the year-long roll-out should give Medicare beneficiaries and health-care providers enough time to get used to the new cards, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning numerous outreach efforts, including mailings, social media posts, and public service announcements, he noted. "There are always some laggards with any major shift of this nature, but if need be the transition period can be extended if CMS perceives that widespread confusion persists," said Fader.
Day Pitney was a presenting sponsor of the 14th Annual Women of Innovation Awards gala, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council and held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT.
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.
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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.
Susan Huntington will be one of the featured speakers during the Second Annual Cohen Veterans Care Summit, September 27-28.
On June 6, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Feds Get Dinged for Subpar Health-Care Cybersecurity," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News.
On April 27, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, “Medicare Push for Data Exchange Still Burdening Providers,” published in Bloomberg Law’s Health Law & Life Sciences News.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, “Telemedicine Facing Increased Government Scrutiny,” published in Bloomberg Law’s Health Law & Life Sciences News.
Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Privacy Concerns Hit Ride-Hailing Push Into Health Care," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report.
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.