The Modular Disability Folder (MDF) or brown folder, containing the medical records
for the most recent favorable medical decision will be retrieved by the FO using existing
procedures and mailed to the DDS/ODAR office when the CDR is transferred electronically.
The FO will flag all paper CPD folders that are associated with an eCDR claim. The
paper CPD folder will follow the eCDR through all levels of CDR adjudication, initial
and appeal. Although the eCDR claim will be transferred electronically, DDS/Office
of Quality Performance (OQP)/ODAR should wait until the paper folder is received before
receipting, developing or reviewing the eCDR. If the eCDR is routed to the medical
consultant, Disability Quality Branch (DQB), FO or Processing Center (PC), the paper
folder must always be routed to the same destination.
If the case is selected for review by OQP, the DDS will check the block, “CDR selected
for Quality Review”. Upon completion of the review, DDS/OQP/Federal Disability Determination
Services (FDDS) will line through the block “CDR selected for Quality Review” and
check the block indicating the final decision.
Upon completion of the medical decision, follow DI 81020.250 for folder routing. Check the applicable block on the eCDR Paper CPD Folder Flag
and mail the folder to the appropriate office. To view image of the “eCDR Paper CPD
Folder Flag” see Associating the Comparison Point Decision (CDP) Folder with an eCDR
NOTE: The FO should follow procedures in DI 28035.001 - Disability Determination Services (DDS) Initial Receipt and Development of Lost
Folders/Medical Evidence for Continuing Disability Review (CDR) if they are unable
to locate the paper CPD folder
Do not scan all the material from the paper CPD folder into the eCDR. Scanning the
critical medical evidence into the eCDR folder is at the discretion of DDS and in
accordance with Electronic Case Documentation - DI 81020.065 and Documenting Comparison Point Decision (CPD) Evidence and Preparing the eCDR Rationale
– DI 81020.230.