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Outlook 2017: ACA Repeal Dominates Health Policy Predictions

Publisher: Bloomberg BNA's Health Insurance Report
January 4, 2017

Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Outlook 2017: ACA Repeal Dominates Health Policy Predictions," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Insurance Report. In the article, Fader discussed how HIPAA enforcement by the HHS Office for Civil Rights is expected to continue in new areas in 2017. "The higher level of enforcement activity that we saw in 2016 should continue, and it's also likely the Phase 2 HIPAA audits will spawn new areas of enforcement activity," Fader told Bloomberg BNA. Fader said that while Rep. Tom Price, the HHS secretary-nominee, is viewed as a friend to physicians, he doesn't think that will extend to protecting HIPAA violators from sanctions. "Although federal funding for certain health-care initiatives could be cut if the administration needs to allocate funds to pay for other priorities," Fader said, "ramping up the number of OCR HIPAA enforcement actions to generate more multimillion dollar settlements might be seen as an easy way to bring money into the system."

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