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
    New Anti-Kickback Provisions for Certain Facility and Laboratory Referrals (Jan 3, 2019)
    Crafting Physician Separation Agreements: Protecting Doctors from Negative References and Reviews (Nov 27, 2018)
    Federal Court Overturns CMS Overpayment Rule (Nov 9, 2018)
    CMS Announces Proposed Rules Reducing the Regulatory Burden on Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Hospitals and Other Participating Providers and Suppliers (Nov 7, 2018)
    IRS Proposed Section 199A Regulations would Limit use of "Crack and Pack" Planning (Sep 6, 2018)
  2. Articles
    When Patients Hit "Record" at the Doctor's Office - Physicians Practice (Dec 20, 2018)
    When Owner Relationships Fall Apart - Physicians Journal (Nov 16, 2018)
    6 considerations for negotiating LOIs - Physicians Practice (Nov 2, 2018)
    The Dangers Of Trusting Your Employees Too Much - Physicians Practice (Oct 19, 2018)
    Legal Considerations of Practice Expansions - Physicians Practice (Oct 5, 2018)
  3. Presentations
    "Regulatory Update" - Health Care Lending Forum (2018)
    "Staying Current in Drafting and Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements" - Chicago Bar Association (2018)
    "Employing Physicians in a Value-Based World: Five Areas of Risk Employers Must Know" - Healthcare Financial Management Association Fall Summit (2017)
    "Maybe I Should Have Called My Attorney First: Knowing When To Call Your Legal Counsel" - Medical Group Management Association (2017)
    "Working With Physicians & Providers – How to Stay Legal" - MATTER Workshop (2017)
  4. Firm News
    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)
    Ericka Adler Comments on the Affects of a Malpractice Suit (Jun 6, 2017)
    Ericka Adler, Chicago Partner, Quoted in Physicians Practice (Apr 5, 2017)

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
    New Anti-Kickback Provisions for Certain Facility and Laboratory Referrals (Jan 3, 2019)
    Crafting Physician Separation Agreements: Protecting Doctors from Negative References and Reviews (Nov 27, 2018)
    Federal Court Overturns CMS Overpayment Rule (Nov 9, 2018)
    CMS Announces Proposed Rules Reducing the Regulatory Burden on Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Hospitals and Other Participating Providers and Suppliers (Nov 7, 2018)
    IRS Proposed Section 199A Regulations would Limit use of "Crack and Pack" Planning (Sep 6, 2018)
  2. Articles
    When Patients Hit "Record" at the Doctor's Office - Physicians Practice (Dec 20, 2018)
    When Owner Relationships Fall Apart - Physicians Journal (Nov 16, 2018)
    6 considerations for negotiating LOIs - Physicians Practice (Nov 2, 2018)
    The Dangers Of Trusting Your Employees Too Much - Physicians Practice (Oct 19, 2018)
    Legal Considerations of Practice Expansions - Physicians Practice (Oct 5, 2018)
  3. Presentations
    "Regulatory Update" - Health Care Lending Forum (2018)
    "Staying Current in Drafting and Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements" - Chicago Bar Association (2018)
    "Employing Physicians in a Value-Based World: Five Areas of Risk Employers Must Know" - Healthcare Financial Management Association Fall Summit (2017)
    "Maybe I Should Have Called My Attorney First: Knowing When To Call Your Legal Counsel" - Medical Group Management Association (2017)
    "Working With Physicians & Providers – How to Stay Legal" - MATTER Workshop (2017)
  4. Firm News
    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)
    Ericka Adler Comments on the Affects of a Malpractice Suit (Jun 6, 2017)
    Ericka Adler, Chicago Partner, Quoted in Physicians Practice (Apr 5, 2017)