Ericka L. Adler

Shareholder

Chicago
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60602
P 312.582.1602
F 312.580.1201
E eadler@ralaw.com



Ericka L. Adler

Shareholder

Phone: 312.582.1602
Fax: 312.580.1201
Email: eadler@ralaw.com

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.

Accomplishments

  • 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)

Education

  • LL.M., DePaul University College of Law
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.S., Skidmore College
    • magna cum laude

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

Publications

Presentations

  • "Regulatory Update" - Health Care Lending Forum (June 2018)
  • "Staying Current in Drafting and Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements" - Chicago Bar Association (May 2018)
  • "Employing Physicians in a Value-Based World: Five Areas of Risk Employers Must Know" - Healthcare Financial Management Association Fall Summit (October 2017)
  • "Maybe I Should Have Called My Attorney First: Knowing When To Call Your Legal Counsel" - Medical Group Management Association (September 2017)
  • "Working With Physicians & Providers – How to Stay Legal" - MATTER Workshop (July 2017)
  • "Technology as a Driver for Healthcare Growth, M&A and Restructuring" - Expert Webcast (September 2016)
  • "The Pros and Cons of Staying Independent and the Alternatives" - Independent Physician Advisors (September 2016)
  • "Structuring Employment Agreements for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and More" - Advanced Health Practitioners (September 2016)
  • "Fraud and Abuse Challenges: Understanding the Current Regulatory Climate in Healthcare" - Illinois Health Information Management Association (April 2016)
  • "Negotiating Physician Employment Contracts: A Female Physician Perspective" - Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, Women in Leadership Program (February 2016)
  • "NPDB Update: Reporting Requirements and Other Critical Developments" - Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) webinar (November 2015)
  • "Technology and Healthcare: Legal Issues for Doing Business with Physicians” – Legal Clinic: Doing Business with Physicians, Matter (November 2015)
  • "The Federal Stark Law and Anti-kickback Statute: Keeping up with Recent Trends" – American Bar Association, Physicians Legal Issues Conference (June 2015)
  • "Drafting Physician Employment and Recruitment Agreements" – Clear Law Institute Webinar (June 2015)
  • “Attracting and Retaining Top Physicians, Mid-Level Providers, and Staff Avoiding” and “Handling Dishonesty and Misconduct in the Workplace” – MGMA (May 2015)
  • “HIPAA: Protecting Your Practice” – PhysiciansPractice.com, national webinar (2014)
  • “Maintaining Practice Independence for Physicians” – Wolter Kluwer Webinar (2013)
  • “Drafting Recruitment & Employment Agreements” – Stratford Webinar (2013)
  • “ACOs: Ready or Not, What Independent Physicians Should Know” – IPA (2013)
  • “Staying Independent: Tips for Physician Practices” – Citibank (2013)
  • “Regulatory Healthcare Audits and Compliance: Exposure, Preparation and Protection” – MGMA (2013)

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