Eric J. Plinke

Biography

Eric serves as co-chair of Dinsmore’s Health Care Industry practice group. He represents a wide variety of provider entities including multi-hospital health systems, hospitals, surgery centers, medical practices, and individual providers in a wide range of health care industry and business issues. From serving as outside general counsel to transactional/project counsel, Eric regularly advises clients regarding hospital/medical practice acquisitions and affiliations, physician compensation issues, joint venture transactions and relationships, operational compliance issues and compliance program implementation and training, as well as Stark law and Anti-kickback statute analysis.

He also has significant experience addressing the wide range of regulatory issues that providers and institutions frequently encounter in the modern health care industry. These include mandatory reporting obligations, HIPAA regulations, scope of practice issues, and telemedicine. Eric has successfully represented both entities and providers in credentialing, medical staff matters, and third-party payer audits. He also has extensive experience representing entities and providers in regulatory investigations, hearings, and administrative appeals.

Earlier in his career, Eric worked as an attorney for the State Medical Board of Ohio. He is also currently serving as president of the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys.

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law  (J.D., 1992)
  • Hanover College  (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association, Health Care Law Committee, chair (2009 - 2011)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Health Care Law Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Capital University, Health Care Law, adjunct professor 
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central Ohio Chapter
    • Board of Trustees (2002 - 2008)
    • Team-in-Training cyclist
  • MOSSL, GOYSL and HOSA, youth soccer coach
  • Society of Ohio Health Care Attorneys
    • President (2018 - 2020)
    • Vice president (2106 - 2017) 
    • Secretary (2014 - 2015)
    • Board member (2010 - 2013)

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers® for Health Care Law (2006 - present)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®  (2007 - present)
  • Ohio Rising Star® (2005)
  • Top Lawyers by Columbus CEO magazine