- Academic Medical Centers
- Behavioral Health Care, Developmental Disabilities and Child Welfare
- Health Care Regulatory Practice
- Health Care Taxation
- Hospitals/Health Care Operations
- Joint Ventures/Hospital-Physician Collaborations
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Managed Care
- Privacy and HIPAA Compliance/Health Information Technology
- Reimbursement Counseling/Fraud and Abuse Compliance
- State and Federal Health Care Government Relations
- Privacy & Data Security
- Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude,
Valparaiso University Law Review, Managing Editor, 2008-2009; Notewriter, 2007-2008
- Valparaiso University, M.S., with distinction, 2009
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2005
Bar & Court Admissions
Liam is an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the health care group. His practice focuses on advising health care industry clients on legal issues related to health information technology (HIT), including HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security, state confidentiality laws, and 42 C.F.R. Part 2; breach response; and telehealth.
He has significant experience counseling a variety of providers, including pharmacies, hospitals, and home health care providers on health care compliance and provider reimbursement issues, including preparing for and responding to federal Medicare and state Medicaid audits, including appeals of administrative determinations.
Liam is an editor of the blog HealtHITech Law. The blog provides interesting and pertinent analysis of a variety of issues involving HIT, specifically developments in HIT privacy and security including HIPAA/HITECH compliance and the interplay of state privacy laws, EHR implementation and use challenges, telehealth, and health information exchanges.
He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (HIT) practice group, the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the American Society for Pharmacy Law.
Liam received his J.D. magna cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review. He received his M.S. with distinction from Valparaiso University and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Liam served as a law clerk for Chief Judge John R. Pera of Lake County Superior Court in Indiana. He was also a judicial extern for The Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Professional and Community Activities
- St. Charles Alumni Association Board, 2011–2015
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters Project Mentor, Africentric Early College, 2011-2012
- South Bend Center for the Homeless, Volunteer and Tutor, 2002-2005
- Robinson Community Learning Center, Volunteer and Tutor, 2002-2005
- 6/13/2012Vorys’ fifth and newest blog was launched to provide interesting and pertinent analysis of a variety of issues involving health information technology (HIT). The blog, available at www.healtHITechlaw.com, will provide readers with frequent updates on developments in HIT.
- 10/5/2016Vorys attorneys Robin Canowitz and Liam Gruzs were speakers at Ohio Health Information Management Advocacy Day hosted by the Ohio Health Information Management Association on October 5, 2016.
- 6/9/2014Vorys attorneys Lisa Reisz, Jolie Havens, Michael Bronson, Victor Walton, Liam Gruzs, Linda Mendel and Matthew Albers presented at the Ohio Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting on June 9-10, 2014.
- 10/24/2013Vorys attorneys Robin Amicon, Liam Gruzs and Lisa Pierce Reisz will be spoke at the Academy of Senior Health Sciences 2013 Fall Conference on October 24, 2013.
- 5/21/2013Vorys attorneys Lisa Pierce Reisz and Liam Gruzs presented a webinar series to further discuss the release of the final omnibus HIPAA rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- 4/23/2013Vorys attorneys Lisa Pierce Reisz and Liam Gruzs presented a webinar on April 23 to further discuss the release of the final omnibus HIPAA rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- 3/19/2013Vorys attorneys Lisa Reisz and Liam Gruzs hosted a webinar to further discuss the release of the final omnibus HIPAA rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- 3/13/2013Vorys associate Liam Gruzs presented at the Akron Bar Association’s Health Law Section Meeting on March 13, 2013.
- 3/11/2013Several Vorys attorneys presented at the seminar, HIPAA, HITECH and Confidentially Training, on March 11, 2013. The training seminar was hosted by the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers.
- 2/7/2013On February 7, 2013, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease hosted a webinar discussing the release of the long-awaited final omnibus HIPAA rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- 3/22/2012New CMS Proposed Rule Implements 60-Day Deadline for Reporting and Return of Overpayments - But What Does it Really Mean?Vorys attorneys Matt Albers, Liam Gruzs and Jolie Havens presented a teleseminar on March 22.
- 2/11/2016Health Care Alert: Proposed Updates to Federal Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records RegulationsOn Tuesday, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a proposed rule which would amend the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, found in 42 C.F.R. Part 2.
- 2/1/2016CVS recently announced that it has entered into clinical affiliations with four additional health care providers to “help enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients.”
- 6/9/2014Health Care Alert: SAMHSA to Host Upcoming Public Listening Session on Substance Abuse Confidentiality RegulationsOn Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a public listening session to solicit information regarding the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulations, 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Under these regulations, a federally assisted substance abuse program generally may only release identifiable patient information related to substance abuse treatment services with the individual’s express consent.
- 1/27/2014In a recently published final rule, CMS established the requirements for settings that may be eligible sites for the delivery of reimbursable Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) provided under sections 1915(c), 1915(i) and 1915(k) of the Medicaid statute.
- 1/18/2013On January 17, 2013, HHS announced the release of the long-awaited final omnibus HIPAA rule. According to HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez, "This final omnibus rule marks the most sweeping changes to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules since they were first implemented. ..."
- 5/15/2012The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued two rulemakings aimed at alleviating procedural and administrative burdens on providers in response to the president's Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.