Ericka L. Adler

Shareholder
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)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Physicians Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, Committee Co-Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, 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
    HIPAA In the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Mar 27, 2020)
    Illinois Small Businesses Now Eligible to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans (Mar 20, 2020)
    COVID-19 Pandemic and HIPAA (Mar 19, 2020)
    Immediate Changes To Medicare Coverage For Telemedicine Go Into Effect During Covid-19 Emergency (Mar 17, 2020)
    Home Healthcare Agency Preparedness for the Coronavirus (Mar 16, 2020)
  2. Articles
    Understanding Contract Compensation (So You Don't Get Screwed!) - bagmask.com (January 2020)
    Provider Agreement - BC Advantage Magazine (November/December 2019)
    Why Should "Work Location" be in Your Anesthesia Contract - bagmask.com (October 2019)
    How not Complying with Stark Laws can put Your Practice at Risk - Physician's Practice (September 2019)
    What is a Term Provision in Your Contract - bagmask.com (Aug 6, 2019)
  3. Presentations
    Negotiating Your Anesthesia Employment Agreement: Tips for Getting the Best Results - BagMask Anesthesia Careers Webinar Series (February 2020)
    "Drafting Employment Agreements for Medical Professionals: Employer and Employee Perspectives Webinar" - American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (November 19, 2019)
    "Contract Negotiations for Women Physicians" - University of Illinois at Chicago (November, 2019)
    "Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement" - University of Illinois at Chicago (September, 2019)
    The New Enforcement Environment: How to Keep Your License & Avoid Indictment - American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Annual Conference (2019)
  4. Podcasts
    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
    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)
    Ericka Adler quoted in Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Reporter (Jan 23, 2018)
    Ericka Adler quoted in Healthcare DIVE (Jan 18, 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)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Physicians Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, Committee Co-Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, 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
    HIPAA In the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Mar 27, 2020)
    Illinois Small Businesses Now Eligible to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans (Mar 20, 2020)
    COVID-19 Pandemic and HIPAA (Mar 19, 2020)
    Immediate Changes To Medicare Coverage For Telemedicine Go Into Effect During Covid-19 Emergency (Mar 17, 2020)
    Home Healthcare Agency Preparedness for the Coronavirus (Mar 16, 2020)
  2. Articles
    Understanding Contract Compensation (So You Don't Get Screwed!) - bagmask.com (January 2020)
    Provider Agreement - BC Advantage Magazine (November/December 2019)
    Why Should "Work Location" be in Your Anesthesia Contract - bagmask.com (October 2019)
    How not Complying with Stark Laws can put Your Practice at Risk - Physician's Practice (September 2019)
    What is a Term Provision in Your Contract - bagmask.com (Aug 6, 2019)
  3. Presentations
    Negotiating Your Anesthesia Employment Agreement: Tips for Getting the Best Results - BagMask Anesthesia Careers Webinar Series (February 2020)
    "Drafting Employment Agreements for Medical Professionals: Employer and Employee Perspectives Webinar" - American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (November 19, 2019)
    "Contract Negotiations for Women Physicians" - University of Illinois at Chicago (November, 2019)
    "Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement" - University of Illinois at Chicago (September, 2019)
    The New Enforcement Environment: How to Keep Your License & Avoid Indictment - American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Annual Conference (2019)
  4. Podcasts
    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
    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)
    Ericka Adler quoted in Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Reporter (Jan 23, 2018)
    Ericka Adler quoted in Healthcare DIVE (Jan 18, 2018)