National Modifier and Condition Code to Identify Disaster Related Claims

To facilitate claims processing and track services and items provided to victims of Hurricane Katrina and any future disasters, CMS has established a new condition code and modifier for providers to use on disaster related claims. The new condition code and modifier are for use by providers submitting claims for beneficiaries who are Katrina disaster patients in any part of the country and are effective for dates of service on and after August 21, 2005. The new codes are the following:

  • The new condition code is DR - Disaster Related
  • The new modifier is CR - Catastrophe/Disaster Related

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