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. The article focuses on a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand patient access to medical records electronically. Fader told Bloomberg Law there is a marketing angle in CMS’s decision to rename the electronic health records incentive program from “Meaningful Use” to “Promoting Interoperability.” He said that “interoperability” has become the most widely used buzzword in the industry and a much better way to explain the ultimate goal of health-data exchange. “Renaming an initiative to emphasize the worthy result rather than a rule is a sound strategy, but dramatically reducing the number of required quality measures [as the proposal also does] will certainly help convince reluctant participants to buy in to the program,” Fader commented. He noted that CMS also plans to implement policies to further reduce compliance burdens for providers, as well as create incentives for them to improve their data sharing with patients. “Involving patients in the data sharing process empowers them to be more active in coordinating their own care,” 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.