Mr. Gruzs is an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the health care group. His practice focuses on health care compliance, including fraud and abuse, reimbursement, licensure and certification. He has experience with health care privacy and security issues, including HIPAA/HITECH, breach notification, and state privacy laws. He advises parties on Medicare Secondary Payer issues in workers' compensation and liability settlements.
Mr. Gruzs is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.
Mr. Gruzs has presented on various aspects of HIPAA, including business associate contracting and enforcement; meaningful use incentives; and fraud and abuse compliance.
Mr. Gruzs 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, HER implementation and use challenges, review of new HIT tools and status of health information exchanges.
Mr. Gruzs 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.
Mr. Gruzs 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–present.
- HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: The New Breach Standard
- HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Business Associate Challenges
- HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules: Updated Privacy Rule Changes
- HIPAA 2.0: How the Final Rule Will Affect Providers and Business Associates
- HIPAA, HITECH and Confidentiality Training
- Webinar: HHS Releases Long-Awaited Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule
- New CMS Proposed Rule Implements 60-Day Deadline for Reporting and Return of Overpayments - But What Does it Really Mean?
- Vorys Teleseminar: Meaningful Use and Physician Integration Strategies
"Responding to an Unforeseen Variation: Why Ohio Should Provide a Statutory Right of Rescission to All Defrauded Parties in a Stock-for-Stock Exchange," 43 Val. U. L. Rev. 307, 2008
- Health Care Alert: HHS Previews Long-Awaited Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule
- Health Care Alert: CMS Issues Rules Targeted At Reducing Compliance Burdens on Providers
- Health Care Alert: CMS Releases Interim Final Rule for ACO Fraud & Abuse Waiver Provisions
- Client Alert: HHS Issues Proposed Rule on HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting Requirements
- Client Alert: HHS Proposes Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules
- Labor and Employment Alert: Medical Interns and Residents Have Right to Organize Under The National Labor Relations Act