Knowledge Base Article #805:

Physician information missing from 485 Box 24

Problem: The patient's 485 is printed and Box 24 is blank

Solution: This condition is specific to "non-assessment" (485-only) patients.  The referral source assignment creates an initial certification period and a 485.  Because the primary physician has not been assigned at this point in the intake/admit process, the 485 had no physician to reference.  It is strictly a timing issue and is easily resolved by clicking EDIT link in OASIS/POT/Suppl Order and selecting a physician from drop-down list in (M0072) Primary Referring Physician:

Keywords: careportal, patient, print, 485, physician
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