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

Ericka 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. Ericka 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.

Ericka 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, Ericka 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, 2022) 

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
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
    Health Care Practice Check-Up: Are You Violating Stark Without Knowing It? (Sep 1, 2021)
    Illinois Governor’s Order Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers (Aug 30, 2021)
    Illinois Legislature Enacts Law Regulating Restrictive Covenants (Aug 23, 2021)
    Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law (May 25, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Navigating Physician Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians (September/October 2021)
    A Family Physician Guide to Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians
    Private Practices Thriving, Despite AMA Survey - Physicians Practice (May 26, 2021)
    Limit Physician Burnout Risk by Analyzing Company Culture, Contract Criteria - Physicians Practice (May 3, 2021)
    Can You Discharge Patients with Unpaid Balances? - Physicians Practice (Apr 15, 2021)
  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: Stark Law Alert: Be Ready for January 1, 2022 (Oct 14, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Are You Protecting Your Practice’s Social Media? (Oct 7, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Understanding the Perils of Physician Recruitment Agreements (Sep 30, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Health Care Recruiting: What Employers and Employees Should Know (Sep 23, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Marriage and Divorce Considerations for Health Care Providers (Sep 16, 2021)
  5. Firm News
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted In MedScape about Employment Contracts (Oct 13, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Ericka Adler and Marc Kallish quoted in Behavioral Health Business (Aug 5, 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted in Healthcare Dive Article on Noncompete Agreements (July 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted in Home Health Care News (Jun 14, 2021)

Overview

Ericka 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. Ericka 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.

Ericka 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, Ericka 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, 2022) 

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
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
    Health Care Practice Check-Up: Are You Violating Stark Without Knowing It? (Sep 1, 2021)
    Illinois Governor’s Order Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers (Aug 30, 2021)
    Illinois Legislature Enacts Law Regulating Restrictive Covenants (Aug 23, 2021)
    Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law (May 25, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Navigating Physician Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians (September/October 2021)
    A Family Physician Guide to Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians
    Private Practices Thriving, Despite AMA Survey - Physicians Practice (May 26, 2021)
    Limit Physician Burnout Risk by Analyzing Company Culture, Contract Criteria - Physicians Practice (May 3, 2021)
    Can You Discharge Patients with Unpaid Balances? - Physicians Practice (Apr 15, 2021)
  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: Stark Law Alert: Be Ready for January 1, 2022 (Oct 14, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Are You Protecting Your Practice’s Social Media? (Oct 7, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Understanding the Perils of Physician Recruitment Agreements (Sep 30, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Health Care Recruiting: What Employers and Employees Should Know (Sep 23, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Marriage and Divorce Considerations for Health Care Providers (Sep 16, 2021)
  5. Firm News
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted In MedScape about Employment Contracts (Oct 13, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Ericka Adler and Marc Kallish quoted in Behavioral Health Business (Aug 5, 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted in Healthcare Dive Article on Noncompete Agreements (July 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted in Home Health Care News (Jun 14, 2021)