Monday, October 22, 2007

CR Modifier in use with Hurricane Katrina Victims & future disasters

The CR Modifier code was initially created for Hurricane Katrina victims but will stay in use for Future Disasters. Using the CR modifier tells Medicare that you attempted to retain the patients existing health care records, current health status and/or verification of the patients Medicare or Medicaid Benefits.

If, by chance the patient did not have Medicare benefits Medicare states they will pay out to the provider on these claims unless they identify fraud or abuse by the medical practice.

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