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The Use of the CR Modifier and the DR Condition Code on Disaster/Emergency-Related Claims

This article is based on CR 6451, which updates and amends claims processing
requirements for the use of condition codes and modifiers on Medicare fee-for-service claims when the furnishing of an item or service to a Medicare beneficiary
was affected by a disaster or other general public emergency. CR 6451 also
establishes a new chapter in the Medicare Claims Processing Manual dedicated
to standing policies and procedures applicable to disasters and other public

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

Issue Date: July 31, 2009

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