Cozen O’Connor: Chu, Robert A.

Robert A. Chu

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2101

(215) 701-2301

Rob is a member in the Health Law Practice Group. He primarily represents health care clients in Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payor reimbursement disputes. Rob also counsels health care clients on regulatory and compliance issues. He was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star (Health Care) for 2016-2019. Rob is a subcommittee chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation (Health Law Litigation).

Rob is the president of the St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia (2019-2021) and is a member of the board of directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABAPA) and the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG).

At Cornell University, Rob earned his Bachelor of Science, with honors, in policy analysis and management, with a concentration in health policy. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Villanova University. Robert received his Master of Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and administration, from Yale University, where he was a managing editor of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.

Rob earned his law degree, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law. During law school, he was a quarterfinalist in the Theodore Reimel Moot Court Competition, and he successfully secured immigration asylum for clients through Villanova's Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services. At graduation, Rob was awarded the ABA-BNA Award for excellence in the study of health law.

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News

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Wills Eye Takes Medicare Fight to Federal Court

December 28, 2016

Mark Gallant is representing Wills Eye Hospital in its federal lawsuit seeking to overturn a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services decision that says Wills does not qualify as a hospital under Medicare.

Robert Chu Elected to APABA-PA Board of Directors

December 12, 2016

Robert Chu was elected to the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors to serve a one-year term.

Robert A. Chu Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List

August 06, 2014

Robert A. Chu, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Health Law practice, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers of Color’s Hot List 2014 Issue. Chu, along with the other Eastern Region honorees, was also featured at a reception on July 17th in New York City.

Mark Gallant and Robert Chu Mentioned in Law360 for Representing the University of Pennsylvania Health System

November 06, 2013

Mark Gallant, chair of the Health Care Practice Group, and Robert Chu, of the Health Care Practice Group, were recently mentioned in a Law360 article for representing UPenn Health Systems.

Jeffrey G. Weil and Robert A. Chu’s Article Addressing Email Theft is Posted by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

December 01, 2009

Jeffrey G. Weil and Robert A. Chu’s Article Addressing Email Theft is Posted by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Publications

United States: Court Temporarily Enjoins CMS from Withholding Medicare Payments from Home Health Agency [Mondaq]

June 21, 2019

Robert Chu wrote about a home health agency victory in a fight to prevent CMS from withholding Medicare payments.

Court Orders Stay of Order Declaring Individual Mandate Unconstitutional and Inseverable [Health Law Informer Blog]

January 03, 2019

We previously reported that District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas declared on December 14, 2018 (1) that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate is unconstitutional and (2) that the remaining provisions of the ACA are “inseverable” and therefore...

Federal Court Enjoins Medicare Recoupment [Health Law Informer Blog]

December 31, 2018

A Houston federal judge preliminarily enjoined the government from recouping alleged Medicare overpayments made to an ambulance service company facing bankruptcy.  See Adams EMS, Inc. v. Azar, No. H-18-1443, 2018 BL 391263 (S.D. Tex. 2018). As you may be aware, there is a massive backlog in the...

“A Slow Game of Jenga:” Has a Federal Judge Toppled the Affordable Care Act? [Health Law Informer Blog]

December 18, 2018

Last Friday, in Texas v. United States, Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas (1) declared the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate to be unconstitutional.  In so doing, the Judge, a President George W. Bush appointee, also (2) declared the remaining provisions of the ACA...

Health Law Handbook 2018 Edition [Thomson Reuters]

June 22, 2018

Mark Gallant, Robert Chu, and Greg Fliszar all of Cozen O'Connor's Health Law group, co-authored the chapter titled, “Medicaid Managed Care” contained in Thomson Reuters’ newly released Health Law Handbook 2018 Edition.

Court Temporarily Enjoins CMS from Withholding Medicare Payments from Home Health Agency [Health Law Informer Blog]

June 19, 2018

A home health agency has scored a second win in its fight to prevent CMS from withholding Medicare payments (to effectuate a recoupment of alleged overpayments), at least for the time being.  We previously reported on the home health agency’s first win before the Fifth Circuit (which reversed the...

Court of Appeals Finds Jurisdiction in Medicare Appeals Backlog Case [Health Law Informer Blog]

April 25, 2018

The Fifth Circuit has recently held that its courts have jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit seeking to enjoin Medicare from recouping funds until after a hearing because (1) the provider’s claim is collateral to the underlying recoupment and (2) the recoupment may result in the provider’s bankruptcy and...

CMS Approves Medicaid Waiver Requiring “Community Engagement” [Health Law Informer Blog]

January 25, 2018

As a first in the history of the Medicaid program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved, on January 12, 2018, Kentucky’s section 1115 waiver application that imposes on many beneficiaries a “community engagement” requirement as a condition of Medicaid eligibility.  This is...

CMS Waives Medicaid Retroactive Eligibility for Iowa: Is Your State Next? [Health Law Informer Blog]

December 01, 2017

Since 1973, the Social Security Act has mandated that states provide retroactive Medicaid benefits for three months prior to the individual’s application.  SSA § 1902(a)(34).  Congress enacted this provision to provide coverage to those lacking knowledge about their Medicaid eligibility and to those...

The White House’s One-Two Punch to Obamacare: A Knockout Blow to the ACA? [Health Law Informer Blog]

October 16, 2017

In moves that stunned and alarmed insurers, providers, and consumers alike, on October 12, the White House issued an announcement and an Executive Order that appear to be purposefully designed to decimate the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange) under the ACA: The White House announced that...

Third Circuit Invalidates HHS’ Medicare Wage Index Reclassification Rule [Health Law Informer Blog]

August 04, 2015

On July 23, 2015, the Third Circuit invalidated, as being contrary to the Medicare statute, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Medicare wage index “reclassification rule,” 42 C.F.R. § 412.230(a)(5)(iii). That rule was designed to prevent (and did prevent) urban hospitals that...

Owners of Tax Exempt Properties in Philadelphia Required to Certify Tax Exemption Status [Health Law Informer Blog]

February 25, 2015

Non-profit hospitals, and other owners of tax exempt properties in Philadelphia, must certify as to their eligibility for continued property tax exemption with Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessment (OPA) by March 31, 2015.  Click here to view a Tax Alert on this issue.  With its deep...

With a New Year Rolls in a New OIG Work Plan [Health Law Informer Blog]

December 12, 2014

Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 (“Work Plan”).  The OIG protects the integrity of HHS programs by identifying fraud and abuse and by suggesting improvements to HHS programs.  The Work...

Highlights of the Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule [Health Law Informer Blog]

March 12, 2013

On January 25, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited omnibus final regulation governing health data privacy, security and enforcement (Omnibus Rule).[i]  The Omnibus Rule is a group of regulations that finalizes four...

Highlights of the Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule [Cozen O'Connor Whitepaper]

March 07, 2013

On January 25, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published the long-awaited omnibus final regulation governing health data privacy, security and enforcement (Omnibus Rule). The Omnibus Rule is a group of regulations that finalizes four sets of proposed or interim final rules, including changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and proposed in 2010; changes to the interim final breach notification rule; modifications to the interim final enforcement rule; and implementation of changes to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). The Omnibus Rule goes into effect on March 26, 2013, and compliance is required by September 23, 2013. As expected, the Omnibus Rule did not finalize the May 31, 2011 proposed regulation regarding accounting for disclosures.

Shedding Some Light on the ACA's Sunshine Provisions [Health Law Informer Blog]

October 01, 2012

On September 12, 2012, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a roundtable hearing on the Sunshine Provisions in Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Sunshine Provisions”).  Under the Sunshine Provisions, certain drug and device manufacturers must annually report...

Prevailing Parties May Recover E-Discovery Costs Under the Federal Rules [E-Discovery Law Review Blog]

August 30, 2011

The Clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently ruled that there is a heavy presumption that prevailing parties may recover certain e-discovery costs under 28 U.S.C. § 1920. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1) allows prevailing parties to submit...

Intron Class Lacked Standing [Class Action Defense Review Blog]

August 16, 2010

On June 9, 2010, Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed, in its entirety, a class action lawsuit filed against various entities of drug manufacturer Schering-Plough Corporation. In that case, In re Schering-Plough Corp. Intron/Temodar Consumer...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

PBI Health Law Institute 2019

March 12, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

7th Annual Health Law Year in Review

December 07, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Panel Discussion

May 14, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • Villanova University, M.B.A., 2009
  • Yale University, M.P.H., 2006
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2004

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer "Rising Star," 2018-2019

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) (Board Member)
  • Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) (Board Member)
  • St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia (Board Member)