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Printing a 485/487 Form

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Once all of the information has been entered for the Plan of Treatment, the 485 Form can be printed. From the Home Health Certification Option Menu, select 485/487. If all information could not fit on the 485 Form, a 487 Form will be produced with the remaining information automatically.

 

 

Select Home Health Base Menu > Enter Patient Account # > Plan of Treatment /Medical Update > Select Certification Period > 485/487

 

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Figure 4.16 Home Health Certification Option Menu

 

 

The system will prompt:

 

Home health print/view selection: Select View on Screen or Send to Printer.

 

Print secondary physician: Enter Y to view 485 for each physician associated with the patient. Enter N to view a single 485 for the attending physician only.

 

Home health printer selection "W" Workstation Print, "F" Fax, "0" Exit, "L" List Printers: This prompt will appear if the Send to Printer option is chosen. Enter the desired selection.  A list of available printers can be viewed by selecting L. The Return/More button may be used to list additional printers. To choose the desired printer double click the printer from the list or enter the sequence number of the printer. To exit without printing select the 0-Exit button.

 

How many?: Enter the number of 485s to be printed.

 

The printed 485 should be given to the primary nurse for review. If corrections are needed, access the appropriate option in the Home Health Certification Option Menu, and make the needed corrections. Once corrections have been made, the 485 form should be printed and reviewed again.

 

Once the primary nurse has approved the 485 select the Review Date box at the bottom of the Home Health Certification Option Menu screen. Enter the date the 485 was reviewed/approved and enter the initials of the primary nurse who reviewed.

 

At this point, the final copies of the 485 need to be printed. Once the final copy of the 485 Form has been printed, the information in the Plan of Treatment should not be altered so as to protect the integrity of the information entered. Any needed changes/additions that affect the Plan of Treatment are to be made in the verbal order application. The verbal order applications will be discussed in the next section.

 

Each one of the above steps needs to be followed in order for the system to report the accurate status of a patient's Plan of Treatment.

 

 

485 Form

 

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Printing 486/487 Form

 

From the Home Health Certification Option Menu, select 486. If all information could not fit on the 486 form, a 487 form will be produced with the remaining information automatically.

 

 

Select Home Health Base Menu > Enter Patient Account # > Plan of Treatment /Medical Update

 

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Figure 4.17 Home Health Certification Option Menu

 

 

The system will prompt:

 

Home health print/view selection: Select View on Screen or Send to Printer.

 

Enter Certification Begin Date       Return for Full Cert. Period

Enter Certification End Date          Return for Full Cert. Period

Enter a begin and end date to produce a 486 form for all updated information occurring within the designated date range. Pressing Enter through these prompts will produce a 486 form for all updated information and summaries by discipline within the certification period.

 

Home health printer selection "W" Workstation Print, "F" Fax, "0" Exit, "L" List Printers: This prompt will appear if the Send to Printer option is chosen. Enter the desired selection.  A list of available printers can be viewed by selecting L. The Return/More button may be used to list additional printers. To choose the desired printer double click the printer from the list or enter the sequence number of the printer. To exit without printing select the 0-Exit button.

 

How many?: Enter the number of copies needed.

 

 

486 Form

 

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487 Form

 

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