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
    CMS’s Updated Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) is in Effect (Jan 21, 2021)
    Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Opens for Small Healthcare Service Providers (Jan 14, 2021)
    Ohio Controlling Board Approves $420 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding (Oct 27, 2020)
    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)
  2. Articles
    2020 Group Practice Stark Law Changes - Physician's Practice (Dec 22, 2020)
    Paid Physician Speaker Programs for Drugs and Devices Under Scrutiny by OIG - Physician's Practice (Dec 21, 2020)
    Selling Your Practice: PPP, MAAP, and CARES Act Relief Fund Compliance - Physician's Practice (Nov 11, 2020)
    $50 Million Stark Settlement Shows Risk of Violation, Whistleblowers - Healthcare Risk Management (November 2020)
    7 things to consider when a physician goes part-time - Physician's Practice (Oct 27, 2020)
  3. Presentations
    "Business in the New Normal: Ericka Adler" - Business in the New Normal Podcast (Dec 4, 2020)
    "Healthcare Regulatory Update" - RMA Health Care Lending Virtual Forum (Oct 28, 2020)
    "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)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: An Overview of Private Equity Firm Acquisitions of Medical Practices (Mar 4, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Is Your Practice's Marketing HIPAA Compliant? (Feb 25, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Practice Growth Strategies for 2021 (Feb 18, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: PPP Loans - Frequently Asked Questions (Feb 11, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Effectively Marketing Your Medical and Dental Practice While Staying Legally Compliant (Feb 4, 2021)
  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
    CMS’s Updated Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) is in Effect (Jan 21, 2021)
    Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Opens for Small Healthcare Service Providers (Jan 14, 2021)
    Ohio Controlling Board Approves $420 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding (Oct 27, 2020)
    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)
  2. Articles
    2020 Group Practice Stark Law Changes - Physician's Practice (Dec 22, 2020)
    Paid Physician Speaker Programs for Drugs and Devices Under Scrutiny by OIG - Physician's Practice (Dec 21, 2020)
    Selling Your Practice: PPP, MAAP, and CARES Act Relief Fund Compliance - Physician's Practice (Nov 11, 2020)
    $50 Million Stark Settlement Shows Risk of Violation, Whistleblowers - Healthcare Risk Management (November 2020)
    7 things to consider when a physician goes part-time - Physician's Practice (Oct 27, 2020)
  3. Presentations
    "Business in the New Normal: Ericka Adler" - Business in the New Normal Podcast (Dec 4, 2020)
    "Healthcare Regulatory Update" - RMA Health Care Lending Virtual Forum (Oct 28, 2020)
    "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)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: An Overview of Private Equity Firm Acquisitions of Medical Practices (Mar 4, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Is Your Practice's Marketing HIPAA Compliant? (Feb 25, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Practice Growth Strategies for 2021 (Feb 18, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: PPP Loans - Frequently Asked Questions (Feb 11, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Effectively Marketing Your Medical and Dental Practice While Staying Legally Compliant (Feb 4, 2021)
  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)