Henry C. Fader, JD, MEd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-7583 fax
JD, Syracuse University
MEd, Temple University
AB, University of Rochester
Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health
Research & Practice Interests
Health Law & Regulatory Issues
Mr. Henry C. Fader is a corporate and healthcare attorney in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Mr. Fader’s practice includes counseling healthcare providers of all types and sizes–physicians, hospitals, integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers and medical schools, service providers and long-term care providers. He focuses on organizational structuring and advises clients on tax-exempt financing; the formation and governance of nonprofit organizations, corporate governance and regulatory issues; reimbursement, antitrust, antifraud and contractual matters; adapting new concepts to delivery, such as joint ventures and accountable care organizations, to assist in developing more efficient relationships between physicians and institutional providers.
He is experienced in technology and the innovations it brings to the healthcare industry and he counsels clients on the implementation of telemedical solutions and computerized patient records and the related regulatory, licensing, compliance and payment issues. He also counsels clients on compliance with the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the HITECH Act and state laws relating to privacy and breach of data.
Mr. Fader is active in many professional and civic organizations. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Commonwealth’s leading advocate for business. Appointed by the Pennsylvania business community, he also served as Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs and ensuring the quality of and access to health care and as Chairman of its Education Committee.
Mr. Fader is legal advisor to the Board of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), a national organization devoted to assisting persons coping with hearing loss and its annual national fundraiser, Walk4Hearing. He is the past Chairman of the social services agency Intercultural Family Services, Inc.. Mr. Fader is a faculty member in health law at the College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University and assisted in the development of the curriculum for its degree program in health policy. He is a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. He was recently elected to the Chairman's Council of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
Due to Mr. Fader’s background in patient readmissions and overutilization of services in acute care hospitals with respect to the homeless and underserved populations, he was asked to participate as a member of the Medical Standards Development Task Force of the Respite Care Providers’ Network (RCPN) in 2012. In May 2014 he was elected to a three-year term on RCPN’s Steering Committee, commencing on July 1, 2014. Mr. Fader is active in the American Health Lawyers Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Health Care Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley.
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Frequent-user patients: reducing costs while making appropriate discharges.
- Crack down. Proper HIPAA privacy controls and training could help prevent criminal liability for wrongful access and disclosure.
- Moving from portals to HIEs: legal issues to consider.
- Year 2000 issues in the healthcare setting. Prepare now for worst-case scenarios.
- Conflict: Federal confidentiality and state child abuse reporting regulations
- Warning: joint ventures may be hazardous to your hospital's health.