Erica L. Gnilka provides counsel to health systems, physician groups and other healthcare providers on complex regulatory issues. Erica’s practice includes advising clients on issues related to federal and state healthcare program enrollment and reimbursement, as well as fraud and abuse issues arising under the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and accompanying state statutes.
Erica also assists in healthcare-related transactional work, including performing in-depth review of provider operations as part of large, multi-state transactions in the private equity and not-for-profit sectors. She has particular experience with health system contracting matters, provider licensure and accreditation, and multi-state change of ownership filings.
In law school, Erica served as a law clerk with a large Catholic health system in Chicago, assisting with key transactions. She also served as a senior editor and journal member for Annals of Health Law leading to an article published in Advanced Directive. Erica also participated in the L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition, her team won first place in both the presentation and written memorandum rounds.
Assisted with physician practice acquisitions as part of a secondment to a large Catholic health system, drafted and negotiated contracts for hospital arrangements with physicians and vendors, and assisted health system leaders in negotiating large, system-wide IT services agreement
Provided regulatory analysis for provision of electronic health record (EHR) support to pediatric practices as part of a negotiation for a provider network participating provider agreement
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