Cozen O’Connor: Fliszar, Gregory M.

Gregory M. Fliszar

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4737

(215) 701-2149

Recent News:

Updates to the provider reimbursement review board rules [Podcast]

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

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 Gropu 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. 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

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.

HHS Offers Advice for Health Care Industry to Guard Against Malware

July 14, 2016

Greg Fliszar, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Health Law practice group, discusses the increased use of ransomware against U.S. hospitals by cyber extortionists.

Greg Fliszar & Ryan Blaney Discuss HIPAA on Forbes.com

December 19, 2015

Greg Fliszar and Ryan Blaney, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Health Law practice, discuss best practices for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on Forbes.com.

Greg Fliszar Quoted in Healthline on the Increase of Health Data Theft

April 14, 2015

Greg Fliszar, of the firm's health law practice, is quoted on the topic of breaches of medical data, and how the number of affected patients is on the rise.

Greg Fliszar Quoted in HRMR About Hacking Attack at Anthem

February 23, 2015

Greg Fliszar, a member in the firm's Health Care Practice Group, is quoted in Healthcare Risk Management Review (HRMR) about the recent hacking attack of U.S. health insurer Anthem, and the lessons that can be learned from such an attack.

Gregory Fliszar Discusses Health Insurer Hacking Attack

February 23, 2015

In early February, U.S. health insurer Anthem announced that it has been the victim of a huge hacking attack, with possibly millions of people’s personal information compromised. What lessons can health care risk managers take from this breach? HRMR investigates.

Cozen O’Connor Cybersecurity Conference Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal

May 09, 2013

In an article titled, "FBI: Delete Passwords of Ex-Employees," The Wall Street Journal highlights the firm's Cybersecurity Conference, held on Wednesday, May 8, at the W Hotel. Trevor Cloak, Joe Dever, Greg Fliszar, Brian Gillam, Steven Haas, Mike Schmidt, Stuart Shorenstein, Matthew Siegel, Ahren Tryon and Dave Walton presented during the seminar, along with Richard Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City and Austin P. Berglas, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Cyber, FBI New York Field Office. To read the WSJ article, click here.

Cozen O’Connor Names 17 Attorneys to Membership in the Firm

April 28, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 17 of its associates have been named members of the firm. ''We are extremely proud to welcome these highly qualified attorneys into membership in the firm,'' said Thomas A. Decker, president and chief executive officer of Cozen O'Connor, ''Their individual and combined contributions reflect the talent and strength of our firm.''

Publications

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...

FTC Overturns ALJ’s LabMD Decision and Reasserts its Role as a Data Security Enforcer [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

August 26, 2016

On July 29, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) reversed an FTC administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) opinion which had ruled against the FTC, finding that the Commission had failed to show that LabMD’s conduct caused harm to consumers to satisfy requirements under Section 5 of...

FTC Overturns ALJ’s LabMD Decision and Reasserts its Role as a Data Security Enforcer [Health Law Informer Blog]

August 25, 2016

On July 29, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) reversed an FTC administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) opinion which had ruled against the FTC, finding that the Commission had failed to show that LabMD’s conduct caused harm to consumers to satisfy requirements under Section 5 of...

OCR Announces New HIPAA Guidance on Ransomware [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

July 18, 2016

In response to the increasing prevalence of ransomware cyber-attacks by hackers on electronic health information systems in hospitals and medical practices, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on Monday July 11, 2016 its publication of new HIPAA...

OCR Announces New HIPAA Guidance on Ransomware [Health Law Informer Blog]

July 13, 2016

In response to the increasing prevalence of ransomware cyber-attacks by hackers on electronic health information systems in hospitals and medical practices, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on Monday July 11, 2016 its publication of new HIPAA...

OCR Announces Two Significant HIPAA Breach Settlements [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

March 24, 2016

On consecutive days, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently announced two large HIPAA breach settlements. On March 16, 2016, OCR announced that it entered into a Resolution Agreement with North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota for...

Heads-up! HIPAA Phase Two Audits Begin - Business Associates Included! [Health Law Informer Blog]

March 22, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) finally announced on March 21 that it is ready to begin Phase Two of its HIPAA audit program, which will include business associates. These audits, mandated by HITECH, will primarily be comprised of desk audits, scheduled...

OCR Announces Two Significant HIPAA Breach Settlements [Health Law Informer Blog]

March 21, 2016

On consecutive days, the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently announced two large HIPAA breach settlements. On March 16, 2016, OCR announced that it entered into a Resolution Agreement with North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota for $1.55...

Gun Control and HIPAA [Health Law Informer Blog]

January 06, 2016

In the wake of recent gun violence and in a concerted effort to protect public safety, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule published in the Federal Register January 6, 2016, that modifies the HIPAA Privacy Rule to expressly permit certain HIPAA covered entities to...

FTC Loses in LabMD Data Security Case: ALJ Sets High Bar for Consumer Harm [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

November 24, 2015

On November 13, 2015, an administrative law judge (“ALJ”) ruled against the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) in its high-profile data security case against LabMD. The ALJ ruled that the FTC had failed to show that LabMD’s conduct had caused harm to consumers according to the requirements of Section...

OCR Announces Another HIPAA Settlement and Warns Not to Forget About Paper Records [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

May 06, 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (“Cornell Pharmacy”) had entered into a resolution agreement to settle, without an admission of liability or wrongdoing, potential HIPAA...

OCR Announces Another HIPAA Settlement and Warns Not to Forget About Paper Records [Health Law Informer Blog]

May 04, 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (“Cornell Pharmacy”) had entered into a resolution agreement to settle, without an admission of liability or wrongdoing, potential HIPAA...

CMS Issues Proposed Rule That Would Extend Provisions of Mental Health Parity [Health Law Informer Blog]

April 15, 2015

On April 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a proposed rule that would extend provisions of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the “Mental Health Parity Act”) to Medicaid managed care organizations (“MCOs”) and the Children’s Health...

Another Health Plan Hit By Massive CyberAttack and Class Actions Follow [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

April 03, 2015

Coming fresh off the heels of the Anthem data breach Premera Blue Cross announced on March 17th that it was the victim of a “sophisticated” cyberattack that may have exposed the personal information of approximately 11 million of its members.  Premera has approximately 6 million members residing in...

Another Health Plan Hit By Massive CyberAttack and Class Actions Follow [Health Law Informer Blog]

March 30, 2015

Coming fresh off the heels of the Anthem data breach Premera Blue Cross announced on March 17th that it was the victim of a “sophisticated” cyberattack that may have exposed the personal information of approximately 11 million of its members.  Premera has approximately 6 million members residing in...

Cybersecurity Attack on Anthem, Inc. Highlights the Cybersecurity Risks for All Companies Handling Electronic Medical Records [Health Law Informer Blog]

February 09, 2015

Health care providers, insurers and all who handle information on their behalf were put on notice last week that cybersecurity must be a high priority for their organizations. Anthem, Inc. (“Anthem”), the nation’s second largest health insurer, revealed on February 4, 2015 that its information...

OIG’s New Work Plan Focuses on the Security of Health Information [Health Law Informer Blog]

December 04, 2014

On October 31, 2014, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Work Plan for fiscal year (FY) 2015.  The Work Plan summarizes “new and ongoing reviews of activities that OIG plans to pursue with respect to HHS programs and operations during...

CMS Withdraws Proposed Medicare Secondary Payer Rule [Health Law Informer Blog]

October 17, 2014

On October 8, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) withdrew its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (“NPRM”) from the Office of Management and Budget that was to address how Medicare’s future interests should be protected pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payer (“MSP”) Act (42...

HHS Releases a New Security Risk Assessment Tool [Health Law Informer Blog]

April 29, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a new security risk assessment (SRA) tool for small- to medium-sized health care providers. HIPAA requires covered entities to conduct periodic assessments of the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards in their handling...

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

PBI Health Law Institute 2019

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.

Past Events

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

Health Law Year in Review Regional CLE

February 03, 2017 - Miami, FL

7th Annual Health Law Year in Review

December 07, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

4A Healthcare Data Security & Privacy Symposium

October 04, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

Health Law Update

July 21, 2016 - Webinar/Philadelphia, PA

PBI 22nd Annual Health Law Institute

March 15, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

2015 Health Law Year in Review

December 08, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI's 21st Annual Health Law Institute

March 12, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

PACT Cybersecurity Series Event

February 26, 2015 - West Conshohocken, PA

Health Law Year In Review

December 03, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues

March 26, 2014 - Baltimore, MD

PBI 20th Annual Health Law Institute

March 13, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Health Law Year in Review

February 06, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI 19th Annual Health Law Institute

March 12, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI 18th Annual Health Law Institute

March 13, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

17th Annual Health Law Institute

March 15, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA

Health Law Forum: 2010 Year in Review

February 08, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA

Liens on Personal Injury Recoveries

October 07, 2010 - N/A

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 Health Lawyers Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association