Gregory M. Fliszar

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4737

(215) 701-2149

Greg focuses his practice on health law and handles a variety of health law litigation and regulatory and compliance matters for a number of different types of health care providers, including hospitals, hospices, mental health providers and physician groups. He has significant experience with HIPAA and privacy issues and has counseled insurance company clients on understanding their obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. He returned to Cozen O'Connor after briefly serving as Associate General Counsel to Universal Health Services.  

Greg has written and spoken about a number of health law issues, including HIPAA and privacy/confidentiality issues, as well as the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. He is the chair of the Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Health Interest Group of the ABA's Health Law Section.   

Greg was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star for health care in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011. Prior to attending law school, Greg worked as a clinical psychologist in inpatient and outpatient settings and was a clinical instructor of psychiatry at the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Greg is currently the co-chair of the American Bar Association's Joint Opioid Task Force. In addition, he is a former member of the boards of directors of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and ALFA, an HIV/AIDS service organization in Hickory, N.C.

Greg earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.  He earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas Tech University. He earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was research editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif, recipient of the David Stahl Memorial Award and earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Law.

 

Experience

News

Psychiatrists start support line for doctors fighting coronavirus

May 07, 2020

Greg Fliszar and a group of psychiatrists launched the Physician Support Line to help doctors deal with the stress of combating the coronavirus crisis, with more than 600 people now volunteering in shifts to help.

Pro Bono Lawyers at Weber Gallagher, Cozen O'Connor and Other Firms Have Gotten Creative in COVID-19 Response

May 06, 2020

Greg Fliszar and Danielle Sapega were quoted in The Legal Intelligencer about their pro bono work with the Physician Support Line during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Debate Mounts Over Lack Of Local Demographic Data Of Coronavirus Patients

April 10, 2020

Greg Fliszar was quoted in a search & news article discussing what information should be released in the interest of public health or safety and what information should remain classified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greg Fliszar Named Co-Chair to ABA Joint Opioid Task Force

September 30, 2019

Greg Fliszar has been named a co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Joint Opioid Task Force (Opioid Task Force).

How In-House Lawyers Can Help Health Care Institutions Fight Costly Data Breaches

September 04, 2019

Greg Fliszar discussed with Law.com how health care providers are handling the rising number of serious data breaches that affect patients.

Updates to the provider reimbursement review board rules [Podcast]

November 28, 2018

Greg Fliszar, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Health Law practice group, was a guest on the Hospital Finance podcast by Besler.

Publications

Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: The State of Play [American Bar Association]

July 28, 2021

Gregory Fliszar and Ryan Portugal co-authored an article examining the arguments for and against psychologists obtaining prescription privileges for psychotropic drugs and a look at the five states that have granted such privileges to psychologists.

CMS Issues Blanket Waivers for Long-Term Care Facilities, SNFs and NFs

April 29, 2020

J. Nicole Martin and Gregory M. Fliszar discuss CMS's blanket waivers for nursing facilities and skilled-nursing facilities effective through the end of the COVID-19-related emergency.

Pennsylvania Hospitals Can Now Resume Elective Surgeries and Procedures [Alert]

April 29, 2020

Gregory M. Fliszar discusses what measures Pennsylvania hospitals must take before resuming elective surgeries and procedures.

CMS Announces Enhanced Nursing Home Reporting Requirements

April 20, 2020

Danielle E. Sapega and Gregory M. Fliszar discuss CMS's new guidance for nursing homes when it comes to reporting confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

CMS Issues Recommendations to Reopen Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19 [Alert]

April 20, 2020

J. Nicole Martin and Gregory M. Fliszar discuss CMS's guidance for health care systems in areas with low COVID-19 infections to reopen nonessential care.

CMS Releases Details on $30 Billion Payment to Hospitals and other Health Care Providers [Alert]

April 14, 2020

Gregory M. Fliszar and Alexandra Campau explain the terms and conditions outlined by CMS for providers who wish to receive a payment from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund.

OCR Releases Notification of Enforcement Discretion at COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Sites [Alert]

April 14, 2020

Danielle Sapega and Gregory M. Fliszar discuss OCR's announcement relaxing HIPAA rules in connection with the good faith participation in the operation of a COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site(s)

First $30 Billion to be Immediately Distributed to Hospitals, Other Health Care Providers

April 09, 2020

Gregory M. Fliszar discusses CMS's announcement that $30 billion will be distributed from the health care provider relief fund in the CARES Act.

OCR Loosens Restrictions on Business Associates in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic [Alert]

April 03, 2020

Gregory M. Fliszar explains HHS's announcement that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for violations of certain provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule against health care providers or their business associates for the good faith uses and disclosures of protected health information.

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

OCR Releases Guidance on the Disclosure of PHI to First Responders and Public Health Authorities [Alert]

March 26, 2020

Danielle E. Sapega and Gregory M. Fliszar discuss the latest guidance from OCR on when it is permissible to disclose the minimum necessary information of individuals infected with COVID-19.

The Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency [Alert]

March 23, 2020

Greg Fliszar and Chris Raphaely explain the recent changes OCR and HHS made to make telehealth services more available.

HHS Issues EMTALA Waivers As a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic [Alert]

March 18, 2020

Greg Fliszar discusses HHS's waiver of certain requirements of EMTALA in an effort to help hospitals being overrun and having capacity issues in their emergency rooms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIPAA and COVID-19: Balancing Public Health Concerns and Patient Privacy in the Midst of a Pandemic [Alert]

March 13, 2020

Gregory M. Fliszar and Danielle Sapega discuss the HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus bulletin and what providers and covered entities need to know during a public health emergency.

Google Partners with Ascension To Store and Analyze Millions of Patient Health Records [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

November 20, 2019

Google has confirmed that it is working with Ascension, one of the nation’s largest health systems in a project that will involve the health data of millions of Americans. Google and Ascension have partnered in a project to store and analyze patient data with the intended goal of using Google’s...

Google Partners with Ascension To Store and Analyze Millions of Patient Health Records [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

November 19, 2019

Google has confirmed that it is working with Ascension, one of the nation’s largest health systems in a project that will involve the health data of millions of Americans.  Google and Ascension have partnered in a project to store and analyze patient data with the intended goal of using Google’s...

Google Partners with Ascension To Store and Analyze Millions of Patient Health Records [Health Law Informer Blog]

November 19, 2019

Google has confirmed that it is working with Ascension, one of the nation’s largest health systems in a project that will involve the health data of millions of Americans.  Google and Ascension have partnered in a project to store and analyze patient data with the intended goal of using Google’s...

Anthem Agrees to Record $16 Million Settlement for Alleged HIPAA Violations [Health Law Informer Blog]

October 16, 2018

In the wake of the largest U.S. health care data breach in history, Anthem, Inc., has agreed to pay $16 million to the Office for Civil Rights, which is a record settlement for alleged HIPAA violations. According to the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), the previous high was a $5.55...

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.

Hospitals Will Need Psychiatrists and Mental Health Professionals to Satisfy EMTALA [Health Law Informer Blog]

November 07, 2017

Hospitals that have emergency departments should call upon their “available resources” to screen and stabilize patients with mental health emergencies as required by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (“EMTALA”) according to recent statements by an analyst for CMS and an attorney with the...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

PBI Health Law Institute 2022

March 15, 2022 - Webinar

Health Law 2022

December 08, 2021 - Webinar

Health Law 2021

December 07, 2020 - Webinar

PBI Health Law Institute 2020

March 11, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA

Health Law 2020

December 04, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI Health Law Institute 2019

March 12, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Health Law 2019

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Third Annual 4A Data Security and Privacy Symposium

March 22, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI Health Law Institute

March 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

2017 Health Law Year In Review

December 06, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2001
  • Texas Tech University, Ph.D., 1994
  • Texas Tech University, M.A., 1991
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1988

Awards & Honors

Chambers USA, 2018

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association’s Joint Opioid Task Force 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association