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MLN Matters Article (New) MM13020: Home Health Changes for Disaster Claims and Certain Adjustments

This new Article comprises Subregulatory Guidance for the use of condition code DR on disaster-related claims when Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) is waived and informs that no waiver of OASIS occurred for the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). MLN Matters (MM) Articles are based on information contained within Change Requests (CRs). In this case, this article is based on content within CR13020 that is posted on the CMS website at

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: January 19, 2023

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