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 2016-2018. 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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June 12, 2018
Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 01, 2009
Jeffrey G. Weil and Robert A. Chu’s Article Addressing Email Theft is Posted by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
March 12, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA
Mark Gallant and Chris Raphaely, co-chairs of Cozen O'Connor's Health Law practice group, along with Greg Fliszar and Robert Chu, members of the health law practice group, will be speaking at this event in Philadelphia.
September 29, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA
December 07, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA
May 14, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA