Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Robert Chu, Greg Fliszar, Nicole Martin, and Christopher Raphaely will be presenting at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Health Law Institute. Robert and Greg will be presenting "Cyber Ethics: The Crossroads of Cybersecurity and Ethics." They will focus on a lawyer’s ethical duty to safeguard sensitive client information and steps to take if the lawyer experiences a breach of client information. They will address an attorney’s duties of confidentiality and competence in regard to securing client information, cloud computing concerns, and recent ABA ethics opinions on securing client information and obligations after an electronic data breach.
Christopher and Nicole will be presenting "Surprise Billing: Can Plans Dictate Provider Prices?" Providers are seeing a rise in health plans that do no contract with providers, but offer payment to the provider based on a reference price (e.g. a percentage of Medicare) after the plans’ members are treated. They will explain referenced based pricing, as well as the public perception and the political and legal realities facing providers who treat members of plans that utilize referenced based pricing. Providers will be armed with the information they need to navigate the complex intersection of surprise billing legislation, the ACA, the Fair Debt Collection Act, and common law contract theory to preserve the integrity of their pricing structure.