Consistent with the Rules of Evidence, a written decision or opinion prepared by an independent review organization under this chapter shall be admissible in any civil action related to the coverage decision that was the subject of the decision or opinion. The independent review organization's decision or opinion shall be presumed to be a scientifically valid and accurate description of the state of medical knowledge at the time it was written.
Consistent with the Rules of Evidence, any party to a civil action related to a plan's decision involving an investigational or experimental drug, device, or treatment may introduce into evidence any applicable medicare reimbursement standards established under Title XVIII of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C.A. 301, as amended.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.48, HB 218, §1, eff. 12/26/2011.