Partner, Zachary Rothenberg, provides his expert analysis in his article on Law360 that outlines the steps necessary to prevent IFPA claims.

From The Article:

By now, most providers of health care are at least somewhat familiar with the False Claims Act — a statute that authorizes whistleblowers to sue on the government’s behalf for triple damages and massive civil penalties when providers allegedly make false claims for payment to the government, usually as part of Medicare or Medicaid.

But for California providers who work in the context of personal injury — diagnosing or treating car accident victims engaged in, or contemplating, litigation against the driver that hit them — an additional concern has recently emerged: the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act, found in Section 1871.7 of the California Insurance Code.

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