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Ericka L. Adler

Ericka L. Adler

Ericka L. Adler is a partner at the firm of Roetzel & Andress. Her primary practice focus is in the areas of regulatory and transactional healthcare law. Adler advises physicians and other providers regarding day-to-day practice management, physician contract matters, compliance and other business issues. E-mail her here.

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Can physicians stay independent in an increasingly challenging environment? Here are a few strategies to avoid physician employment.

Whether physicians personally agree or support LGBT rights should be a non-issue when it comes to providing the best possible care for all patients.

The OIG fraud alert warns physicians to be wary of compensation arrangements that could violate the Anti-Kickback Statute.

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Not everything becomes a viable threat, but you can never be too cautious in protecting yourself, your family, your practice, and your reputation.

Younger docs tend to favor a productivity model, while older physicians may prefer a set compensation model. How do you reconcile the two views?

Promoting commercial products, like television's Dr. Oz, can present a conflict of interest for physicians.

The activities of a few bad physicians in the healthcare industry will continue to make the business of healthcare an overly regulated one.

Preparing for the worst possible scenarios by maintaining legal documentation is the only way a medical group can be prepared to protect itself.

Court determines that an illegal referral can exist even if a physician plays no role in determining what provider a patient obtains services from.

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact could make it easier for physicians to engage in medicine freely across state borders.

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