Henry C. Fader is a corporate and health care attorney in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office.
Mr. Fader’s practice includes counseling health care 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, as well as 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 health care 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 former chairman of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Commonwealth’s leading advocate for business. In his continuing role as a member of the Chamber’s Board, he is extremely conversant with the economic, political and financial drivers existing in Pennsylvania relating to health care.
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 past chairman of the social services agency Intercultural Family Services, Inc. Mr. Fader is a faculty member in health law at the newly formed School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University and assisted in the development of the curriculum for its degree program in public 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 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.