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Friday, November 01, 2013

Supreme Court Decision Regarding Expert Witness Testimony & Medical Bill Write-Off

In Moretz v. Muakkassa the Ohio Supreme Court wrote the following in the third paragraph of the opinion syllabus: "R.C. 2317.421 obviates the necessity of expert testimony for the admission of evidence of write-offs, reflected on medical bills and statements, as prima facie evidence of the reasonable value of medical services. (R.C. 2317.421, construed.)" The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Appellate District had held that such testimony was required. Note that the actual wording of the syllabus would seem to require that the bill or statement contain information showing the write-off. 

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