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
    Effective April 5, 2021, Health Care Providers to Comply with the Information Blocking Rule of the 21st Century Cures Act (Apr 5, 2021)
    IRS Announces that COVID-19 Related Personal Protective Equipment Qualifies as a Medical Expense – (Apr 5, 2021)
    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)
  2. Articles
    Can You Discharge Patients with Unpaid Balances? - Physicians Practice (Apr 15, 2021)
    Audit Alley: Misconceptions Plague Use of Locum Tenens - For The Record Magazine (March 2021)
    2020 Group Practice Stark Law Changes - Physicians Practice (Dec 22, 2020)
    Paid Physician Speaker Programs for Drugs and Devices Under Scrutiny by OIG - Physicians Practice (Dec 21, 2020)
    Selling Your Practice: PPP, MAAP, and CARES Act Relief Fund Compliance - Physicians Practice (Nov 11, 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: How to Respond to Payor Audits Without Panicking (May 6, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Is Private Equity Right for Your Practice? (Apr 29, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: What Can Technology Do for Your Practice? (Apr 22, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Physician Burnout: The Next Pandemic? (Apr 15, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: How to Handle Difficult Employees in Your Health Care Practice (Apr 8, 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)
    COVID-19: Employers Cut Doc Pay and Bonuses: What's Your Recourse? (Apr 21, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    Ericka Adler quoted in The New York Times (Feb 6, 2020)

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
    Effective April 5, 2021, Health Care Providers to Comply with the Information Blocking Rule of the 21st Century Cures Act (Apr 5, 2021)
    IRS Announces that COVID-19 Related Personal Protective Equipment Qualifies as a Medical Expense – (Apr 5, 2021)
    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)
  2. Articles
    Can You Discharge Patients with Unpaid Balances? - Physicians Practice (Apr 15, 2021)
    Audit Alley: Misconceptions Plague Use of Locum Tenens - For The Record Magazine (March 2021)
    2020 Group Practice Stark Law Changes - Physicians Practice (Dec 22, 2020)
    Paid Physician Speaker Programs for Drugs and Devices Under Scrutiny by OIG - Physicians Practice (Dec 21, 2020)
    Selling Your Practice: PPP, MAAP, and CARES Act Relief Fund Compliance - Physicians Practice (Nov 11, 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: How to Respond to Payor Audits Without Panicking (May 6, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Is Private Equity Right for Your Practice? (Apr 29, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: What Can Technology Do for Your Practice? (Apr 22, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Physician Burnout: The Next Pandemic? (Apr 15, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: How to Handle Difficult Employees in Your Health Care Practice (Apr 8, 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)
    COVID-19: Employers Cut Doc Pay and Bonuses: What's Your Recourse? (Apr 21, 2020)
    Roetzel Transitioning to Virtual Work Environment (Mar 16, 2020)
    Ericka Adler quoted in The New York Times (Feb 6, 2020)