Litigation Partner Ryan Fawaz will serve as a panelist for the "MRI Brokering and the Impact of People Ex Rel. Allstate v. Discovery Radiology Physicians, P.C. (2023) 94 Cal.App5th 521" session at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, during the 34th Annual Anti-Fraud Conference. The panel will delve into the practice of MRI brokering — lay ownership of ostensible radiology practices, the creation of "sham" radiology practices, solicitation of claimants and applicants, contracts with diagnostic facilities and teleradiologists, steering patients to providers, financial arrangements, and the preparation and presentation of false bills and reports by unlicensed brokers. Most notably, the session will include a discussion on the recent California District Court of Appeal opinion finding that the practice by laypersons of brokering patients under the guise of a legitimate radiology practice is unlawful and the implications for carriers in their investigation of suspected fraudulent claims.

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