J. Liam Gruzs

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.6200
Fax 614.719.4819

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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.

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