Ericka L. Adler

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Health Care
Chicago
30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60602
P 312.582.1602
F 312.580.1201
P 312.582.1602 | F 312.580.1201



Overview

Ms. Adler concentrates her practice in regulatory and transactional health care law. She represents individual providers, physician groups and other health care entities (i.e. home health care agencies, DME companies, hospices, MRI facilities and surgery centers) in satisfying their day-to-day legal health care needs. Ms. Adler has extensive experience in compliance counselling, structuring and implementing complex joint ventures to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, including Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, fee-splitting concerns, the corporate practice of medicine and other restrictions on health care professionals.

Ms. Adler devotes a large part of her practice to advising professionals and practices on their contracts and compensation arrangements, and in assisting her clients in the acquisition and sale of health care entities. She works with providers in matters relating to HIPAA, fraud and abuse, billing audits, government investigations, licensure matters and contract disputes.

In addition, Ms. Adler is a former adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law where she taught a class on healthcare fraud and abuse. She is also a contributing writer to the Law & Malpractice section of the online magazine Physicians Practice, where she addresses legal and management issues facing independent physician practices.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. DePaul University College of Law, LL.M.
  2. DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  3. Skidmore College, B.S.
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star in Health Law" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2011)
  • Selected as an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" for Health Law (2013-present)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Health Care Law (2021) 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Physicians Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, Former Committee Co-Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Group Management Association, Former Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Former Member
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
    • Member
    • Former Board Member
    • Former Mentor
  • DePaul College of Law Health Law Institute, Current Advisory Board Member
  • Wolter Kluwer Health Law, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Independent Physician Advisors, Founding Board Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    HHS’ FAQs Address Restrictions on the Transfer of Provider Relief Fund Payments in Healthcare Transactions (Aug 24, 2020)
    HHS Announces that it is Now Accepting Applications for Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution Payments From Certain Medicare Providers (Aug 20, 2020)
    Review Choice Demonstration to Resume on Home Health Care Agencies (Jul 30, 2020)
    Health Care Providers Will Soon Need to Report on use of Provider Relief Funds Under the CARES Act (Jul 28, 2020)
    Significant Changes to Illinois Discrimination Law (Jul 9, 2020)
  2. Articles
    Ensure HIPAA Compliance with a Remote Workforce - Physicians Practice (Sep 15, 2020)
    Wellness Services May Pose Compliance Risk - Physicians Practice (Aug 24, 2020)
    Managing and Terminating Staff who Refuse to Comply with COVID-19 Safety Recommendations - Physicians Practice (Aug 3, 2020)
    Prepare for Patients who Refuse to Wear a Mask in Your Practice - Physicians Practice (Jul 21, 2020)
    Written Employment Contract Updates for Physician Practices to Consider in the Wake of COVID-19 - Physicians Practice (Jun 25, 2020)
  3. Presentations
    Physician Contract Issues in Light of COVID-19 - Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Webinar (Jun 18, 2020)
    "Reopening An Independent Medical or Dental Practice During COVID: Strategies to Mitigate Liability and Financial Distress" - Roetzel Health Law Webinar (May 2020)
    “Employment Contract Issues in the Anesthesia Sector: The Impact of COVID-19” - BagMask.com Webinar (April 30, 2020)
    “Is Your Employment Contract in Jeopardy? Legal Steps You Can Take to Safeguard Your Income” - Webinar (April 22, 2019)
    "Employment Issues for Medical/Dental Practices & Providers: Surviving COVID-19" - Roetzel Health Law & Employment Services Webinar (April 2020)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Termination of a Healthcare Provider Contract amidst COVID-19: The Provider Experience (Mar 31, 2020)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Conflicts Between Essential Businesses and Their Landlords - What’s a Medical Practice to Do? (Mar 24, 2020)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Employment Contracts during the Coronavirus Pandemic (Mar 20, 2020)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Social Media for Physicians and Health Care Professionals (October 2019)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: EPIC Contract Negotiations for Physicians (August 2019)
  5. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    Ericka Adler quoted in The New York Times (Feb 6, 2020)
    Ericka Adler Quoted on Medscape.com (Dec 3, 2018)

Overview

Ms. Adler concentrates her practice in regulatory and transactional health care law. She represents individual providers, physician groups and other health care entities (i.e. home health care agencies, DME companies, hospices, MRI facilities and surgery centers) in satisfying their day-to-day legal health care needs. Ms. Adler has extensive experience in compliance counselling, structuring and implementing complex joint ventures to comply with state and federal laws and regulations, including Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, fee-splitting concerns, the corporate practice of medicine and other restrictions on health care professionals.

Ms. Adler devotes a large part of her practice to advising professionals and practices on their contracts and compensation arrangements, and in assisting her clients in the acquisition and sale of health care entities. She works with providers in matters relating to HIPAA, fraud and abuse, billing audits, government investigations, licensure matters and contract disputes.

In addition, Ms. Adler is a former adjunct professor of law at DePaul University College of Law where she taught a class on healthcare fraud and abuse. She is also a contributing writer to the Law & Malpractice section of the online magazine Physicians Practice, where she addresses legal and management issues facing independent physician practices.

Education

  1. DePaul University College of Law, LL.M.
  2. DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  3. Skidmore College, B.S.
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star in Health Law" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2011)
  • Selected as an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" for Health Law (2013-present)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Health Care Law (2021) 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Physicians Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, Former Committee Co-Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Group Management Association, Former Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Former Member
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
    • Member
    • Former Board Member
    • Former Mentor
  • DePaul College of Law Health Law Institute, Current Advisory Board Member
  • Wolter Kluwer Health Law, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Independent Physician Advisors, Founding Board Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    HHS’ FAQs Address Restrictions on the Transfer of Provider Relief Fund Payments in Healthcare Transactions (Aug 24, 2020)
    HHS Announces that it is Now Accepting Applications for Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution Payments From Certain Medicare Providers (Aug 20, 2020)
    Review Choice Demonstration to Resume on Home Health Care Agencies (Jul 30, 2020)
    Health Care Providers Will Soon Need to Report on use of Provider Relief Funds Under the CARES Act (Jul 28, 2020)
    Significant Changes to Illinois Discrimination Law (Jul 9, 2020)
  2. Articles
    Ensure HIPAA Compliance with a Remote Workforce - Physicians Practice (Sep 15, 2020)
    Wellness Services May Pose Compliance Risk - Physicians Practice (Aug 24, 2020)
    Managing and Terminating Staff who Refuse to Comply with COVID-19 Safety Recommendations - Physicians Practice (Aug 3, 2020)
    Prepare for Patients who Refuse to Wear a Mask in Your Practice - Physicians Practice (Jul 21, 2020)
    Written Employment Contract Updates for Physician Practices to Consider in the Wake of COVID-19 - Physicians Practice (Jun 25, 2020)
  3. Presentations
    Physician Contract Issues in Light of COVID-19 - Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Webinar (Jun 18, 2020)
    "Reopening An Independent Medical or Dental Practice During COVID: Strategies to Mitigate Liability and Financial Distress" - Roetzel Health Law Webinar (May 2020)
    “Employment Contract Issues in the Anesthesia Sector: The Impact of COVID-19” - BagMask.com Webinar (April 30, 2020)
    “Is Your Employment Contract in Jeopardy? Legal Steps You Can Take to Safeguard Your Income” - Webinar (April 22, 2019)
    "Employment Issues for Medical/Dental Practices & Providers: Surviving COVID-19" - Roetzel Health Law & Employment Services Webinar (April 2020)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Termination of a Healthcare Provider Contract amidst COVID-19: The Provider Experience (Mar 31, 2020)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Conflicts Between Essential Businesses and Their Landlords - What’s a Medical Practice to Do? (Mar 24, 2020)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Employment Contracts during the Coronavirus Pandemic (Mar 20, 2020)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Social Media for Physicians and Health Care Professionals (October 2019)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: EPIC Contract Negotiations for Physicians (August 2019)
  5. Firm News
    Seventy Roetzel Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List; Ten Named “Lawyer of the Year” (Aug 20, 2020)
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen (May 5, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    Ericka Adler quoted in The New York Times (Feb 6, 2020)
    Ericka Adler Quoted on Medscape.com (Dec 3, 2018)