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 health care compliance and provider reimbursement issues for a wide array of provider types and practitioners. He has counseled adult and children's hospitals, physicians, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), community behavioral health agencies, providers of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, and home health agencies on legal issues involving:

He also advises parties on Medicare Secondary Payer issues in the workers' compensation and liability settlements, and has experience with motion practice in medical malpractice litigation and disputes involving the confidentiality of health information.

Liam is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.

Liam has presented on numerous aspects of HIPAA, including business associate contracting, enforcement, and breach notification; meaningful use incentives; fraud and abuse compliance; and the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Liam is an editor of the blog HealtHITech Law. The blog provides interesting and pertinent analysis of a variety of issues involving health information technology (HIT), specifically developments in HIT privacy and security including HIPAA/HITECH compliance and the interplay of state privacy laws, EHR implementation and use challenges, review of new HIT tools and status of health information exchanges.

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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