Ericka L. Adler

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Health Care
Chicago
70 West Madison Street
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60602
P 312.582.1602
F 312.580.1201
P 312.582.1602 | F 312.580.1201

Overview

Ericka has over 25 years representing individual providers, physician groups, and other health care entities, such as home health care agencies, DME companies, hospices, MRI facilities, and surgery centers. She focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional health care law, in compliance counseling, structuring, and implementing complex joint ventures to comply with state and federal laws and regulations. Ericka spends a significant amount of time helping physicians to negotiate their employment agreements with various types of physician employers. She handles mergers, sales and acquisitions of healthcare entities and has extensive experience in completing transactions with private equity, hospitals and other third parties.

Ericka also has deep experience dealing with Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, fee-splitting concerns, the corporate practice of medicine, and other challenges facing healthcare providers. Ericka works closely with her clients on their day-to-day legal health care needs and strives to be available so that her clients always feel like they are her top priority. She serves as general counsel to her practice clients.

Ericka keeps clients up-to-date on her weekly podcast, “Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot®. The podcasts have addressed timely topics, including private equity acquisitions, Stark Law compliance, employment and HR issues, and other matters of importance and interest to her clients. In addition, Ericka contributes to the Law & Malpractice section of the online magazine Physicians Practice and to the Business section of the online blog site Medscape, where she addresses legal and management issues facing independent physician practices.

She devotes a large part of her practice to advising professionals and practices on their employment agreements, helping them to negotiate their contractual arrangements, and assisting her clients in acquiring and selling health care entities. She also works with providers in HIPAA, fraud and abuse, billing audits, government investigations, licensure matters, and contract disputes.

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)
  • Selected by Leading Lawyers Network as a Top Lawyer for Women Leaders (2023)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law (2021-2024) 
  • The National Law Review, "Go-To Thought Leader" in Health Care (2021)
  • Roetzel's HealthLaw Hotspot named to "20 Best Health & Medical Law Podcasts" by Feedspot. 
  • Named to Crains Chicago Business's 2022 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law List

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
  • National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC), Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    CAUTION: Compliance with COVID-19 Waivers Still May Violate Medicare Regulations (Oct 17, 2022)
    Failing to Update Your Medicare Information Could Prove Costly (Sep 13, 2022)
    Vaccine Mandates are Here…Will They Impact Your Practice? (Feb 9, 2022)
    Don't Let the 'No Surprises Act' Catch You by Surprise (Jan 26, 2022)
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Navigating employees’ charged behavior in the health care workplace - Physicians Practice (March 2024)
    Trends in buying and selling medical practices - Medical Economics (March 2024)
    What Physicians Need to Know about Med Spas - Chicago Medicine (November 2023)
    Some New Year's Resolutions for Your Medical Practice - Medscape Medical News (Dec 29, 2022)
    Excluded Employees: A Red Flag for Medical Practice Compliance - Medscape Medical News (Dec 12, 2022)
  3. Presentations
    "Deep Dive Into Physician Contracts: The Biggest Challenges in Achieving a Fair Contract" - Academy of Family Physicians (October 2023)
    “Hiring in the Medical Practice: Legal and Compliance Considerations" - Illinois State Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange (May 2023)
    "Partnering with Private Equity" - ACG 2022 Practice Management Summit (October 2022)
    “Negotiating Your First Physician Contract: Tips for Success” - Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (September 2022)
    “Successful Negotiation of a Physician Contract: Red Flags and Resolution” - Academy of Family Physicians (September 2022)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: Naming Your Healthcare Practice: Trademark and Branding Concerns (Jun 6, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: The New FTC Rule Explained: Will Your Non-Compete Be Enforceable? (May 23, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: Navigating Dental Practice Sales Transactions: What You Need to Know (May 9, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: Understanding Scope of Practice (Apr 25, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: New Physician Contract Negotiation: Six Key Points for a Successful Strategy (Apr 11, 2024)
  5. Firm News
    Ericka Adler Quoted in Article Discussing Nonlawyer Investments in Law Firms (May 15, 2024)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in PartBNews Article Warning Against Loose Collaboration Policies (Feb 19, 2024)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in PartBNews Article on Steps to Protect Practice Autonomy in Contract Stage (Jan 29, 2024)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in MedScape (Nov 17, 2023)
    Roetzel & Andress Earns Recognition in 2024 Best Lawyers (Aug 17, 2023)

Overview

Ericka has over 25 years representing individual providers, physician groups, and other health care entities, such as home health care agencies, DME companies, hospices, MRI facilities, and surgery centers. She focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional health care law, in compliance counseling, structuring, and implementing complex joint ventures to comply with state and federal laws and regulations. Ericka spends a significant amount of time helping physicians to negotiate their employment agreements with various types of physician employers. She handles mergers, sales and acquisitions of healthcare entities and has extensive experience in completing transactions with private equity, hospitals and other third parties.

Ericka also has deep experience dealing with Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, fee-splitting concerns, the corporate practice of medicine, and other challenges facing healthcare providers. Ericka works closely with her clients on their day-to-day legal health care needs and strives to be available so that her clients always feel like they are her top priority. She serves as general counsel to her practice clients.

Ericka keeps clients up-to-date on her weekly podcast, “Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot®. The podcasts have addressed timely topics, including private equity acquisitions, Stark Law compliance, employment and HR issues, and other matters of importance and interest to her clients. In addition, Ericka contributes to the Law & Malpractice section of the online magazine Physicians Practice and to the Business section of the online blog site Medscape, where she addresses legal and management issues facing independent physician practices.

She devotes a large part of her practice to advising professionals and practices on their employment agreements, helping them to negotiate their contractual arrangements, and assisting her clients in acquiring and selling health care entities. She also works with providers in HIPAA, fraud and abuse, billing audits, government investigations, licensure matters, and contract disputes.

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)
  • Selected by Leading Lawyers Network as a Top Lawyer for Women Leaders (2023)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law (2021-2024) 
  • The National Law Review, "Go-To Thought Leader" in Health Care (2021)
  • Roetzel's HealthLaw Hotspot named to "20 Best Health & Medical Law Podcasts" by Feedspot. 
  • Named to Crains Chicago Business's 2022 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law List

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
  • National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC), Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    CAUTION: Compliance with COVID-19 Waivers Still May Violate Medicare Regulations (Oct 17, 2022)
    Failing to Update Your Medicare Information Could Prove Costly (Sep 13, 2022)
    Vaccine Mandates are Here…Will They Impact Your Practice? (Feb 9, 2022)
    Don't Let the 'No Surprises Act' Catch You by Surprise (Jan 26, 2022)
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
  2. Articles
    Navigating employees’ charged behavior in the health care workplace - Physicians Practice (March 2024)
    Trends in buying and selling medical practices - Medical Economics (March 2024)
    What Physicians Need to Know about Med Spas - Chicago Medicine (November 2023)
    Some New Year's Resolutions for Your Medical Practice - Medscape Medical News (Dec 29, 2022)
    Excluded Employees: A Red Flag for Medical Practice Compliance - Medscape Medical News (Dec 12, 2022)
  3. Presentations
    "Deep Dive Into Physician Contracts: The Biggest Challenges in Achieving a Fair Contract" - Academy of Family Physicians (October 2023)
    “Hiring in the Medical Practice: Legal and Compliance Considerations" - Illinois State Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange (May 2023)
    "Partnering with Private Equity" - ACG 2022 Practice Management Summit (October 2022)
    “Negotiating Your First Physician Contract: Tips for Success” - Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (September 2022)
    “Successful Negotiation of a Physician Contract: Red Flags and Resolution” - Academy of Family Physicians (September 2022)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: Naming Your Healthcare Practice: Trademark and Branding Concerns (Jun 6, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: The New FTC Rule Explained: Will Your Non-Compete Be Enforceable? (May 23, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: Navigating Dental Practice Sales Transactions: What You Need to Know (May 9, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: Understanding Scope of Practice (Apr 25, 2024)
    Roetzel Healthlaw Hotspot: New Physician Contract Negotiation: Six Key Points for a Successful Strategy (Apr 11, 2024)
  5. Firm News
    Ericka Adler Quoted in Article Discussing Nonlawyer Investments in Law Firms (May 15, 2024)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in PartBNews Article Warning Against Loose Collaboration Policies (Feb 19, 2024)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in PartBNews Article on Steps to Protect Practice Autonomy in Contract Stage (Jan 29, 2024)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in MedScape (Nov 17, 2023)
    Roetzel & Andress Earns Recognition in 2024 Best Lawyers (Aug 17, 2023)