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Stephanie Eckerle devotes her practice to representing businesses in an array of corporate, real estate and healthcare matters. This includes representation of entrepreneurs as well as established and national companies with everyday operational and legal issues as well as complex transactions.

Within the healthcare industry, Ms. Eckerle focuses her practice on providing regulatory, compliance and corporate advice to physicians, practice groups, pharmacies, on-site employer healthcare clinics and other healthcare institutions.  She counsels these clients on an array of regulatory matters, including pharmaceutical matters, reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse issues and licensure matters.  In addition, Ms. Eckerle counsels healthcare providers and health plans on HIPAA and state privacy laws, including the identification, investigation and remediation of breach incidents, compliance programs and health information technology issues.  She also works with providers on physician employment agreements, non-competition issues and telemedicine and telepharmacy issues.  Within the healthcare arena, Ms. Eckerle also works with employers to implement health and wellness programs for their employees, which includes counseling on occupational health and wellness initiatives, worker’s compensation issues and the implementation of on-site employer clinics.

Ms. Eckerle also has extensive experience representing parties in commercial real estate transactions.  This includes advising on the buying and selling of commercial and industrial properties, development and financing issues, commercial leases, zoning and land use, property tax issues and environmental matters that arise in real estate transactions.

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Lawyer/Doctor Collaborative Committee, Member
  • Health and Life Sciences Section, Member
  • Past Chair of Young Lawyers Division
  • American Health Lawyer's Association, Member
  • American Society of Pharmacy Law, Member 
  • National Association of Worksite Health Centers, Board of Directors

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers Indiana Rising Stars, Health Care, 2016-2017
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business/Corporate, 2012; 2014-2015
  • Junior Achievement's Indy's Best and Brightest Award, Finalist - Law Category, 2013
  • Indianapolis Bar Association's Young Lawyer of the Year Award Recipient, 2012
  • Indiana Lawyer's Up and Coming Lawyer Award Recipient, 2010

Seminars & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Steps to Recover from a Cyberattack," BlackInk IT, 2021
  • Presenter, "New Rules for Sharing Employee Health Information: Is Your Clinic Ready?" Enterprise Health, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "Information Blocking & The Impact On Your Practice," Indiana State Medical Association, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, "How to Succeed in Direct to Employer Contracting," ABA Managed Care Institute, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "The Evolution of Telehealth in 2020," Indiana State Bar Association, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Indiana Surprise Medical Billing: What You Need to Know About HB 1004," Indiana Primary Health care Association, 2020
  • Presenter, "Medical Legal Considerations for an Occupational Health/Acute Care On-Site Employer Clinic," NASA, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Don't Be Surprised By Surprise Billing: What You Need to Know About HB 1004," Krieg DeVault, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Telemedicine: The New Frontier During COVID-19," Indiana State Medical Association 2020
  • Presenter, "Medical Legal Considerations for an Occupational Health/Acute Care On-Site Employer Clinic," 2020 NASA Occupational Health Summer Series, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Cybersecurity: Challenges and Trends," Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Kelley School of Business, Business of Medicine MBA Program, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Telehealth Law in Indiana," Indiana State Bar Association, 2019
  • Presenter, "Telehealth and Digital Medicine: What Indiana Employers Should Know," Indiana Wellness Council, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Update on Worksite Health Centers: Legal and Regulatory Issues," National Association of Worksite Health Centers 7th Annual Forum, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, "Telehealth Law in Indiana," Eskenazi Health, 2019
  • Presenter, "Cyber Security & Healthcare - Preparation, Prevention & Response," Slattery & Holman, P.C. Panel Discussion, 2019
  • Presenter, "Legal Considerations When Using Telehealth In Your Worksite Health Clinic," National Association of Worksite Health Centers Webinar, 2019
  • Presenter, "Cyber Security & Healthcare - Preparation, Prevention & Response," First Financial Bank Annual Summit, 2019
  • Speaker, "Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements and Anesthesiology Services Agreements," Women in Anesthesiology - Indiana Conference, 2018
  • Speaker, "Negotiating The Divide: Tips and Strategies for Negotiating Your Employment Agreement," Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Diversity Affairs, 2018
  • Speaker, "Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in Indiana," Indiana Osteopathic Association - 1st Summer Update, 2017
  • Panelist, "How to Implement Innovative Programs and Effective Health Services within On-Site Health Clinics," 17th Annual Congress on On-Site Employee Health Clinics, 2017
  • Speaker, "Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in Indiana," Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Medical Society, 2017
  • Speaker, "Negotiating Employment Contracts: Do's and Dont's," American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Speaker, "Prescribing, Dispensing, and Storing Drugs in Indiana: What Every Physician Needs to Know", Indiana Osteopathic Association’s 34th Annual Winter Update, 2015
  • Speaker, Friends of Indiana Mental Health Centers, "Ensuring Effective CMHC Management", 2015
  • Speaker, "Telemedicine & Electronic Communications with Patients: Current State of Indiana Law", Indiana Osteopathic Association Annual Spring Update, 2015
  • Speaker, Suburban Health Organization, Resident Education Event:  Physician Employment Agreements, 2015
  • Speaker, "Physician Employment Agreements", Indiana Society of Physician Recruiters, 2015
  • Speaker, "Handling Real Estate Transactions With Confidence", National Business Institute, Inc., 2013
  • Speaker, "Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate Transactions", Indiana Board of Commercial Realtors, 2010 Commercial Real Estate Conference, 2010

Publications

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2007
  • B.A. in Political Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2004

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit (2009)

Insights

Thought Leadership

Dismissal of Non-Intervened Qui Tam Lawsuits

February 1, 2018

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