Physical vs mailing address

We had a question arise about mail address added to facilities.

It is not a question of should it be added or could it be added. I am in the process of adding this now. But the question is this something others see of value in the system.

The question arose because of billing. The mailing address and the physical location are different. However, everyone should be aware that a PO box cannot be used as in a claim to Medicare.

I looked in the statement code and it pulls the address from the facility table.
Anyone else run into this issue to have both a physical address and a mailing address?

Hi, i’m not sure about the addresses but could you do me a favor while you’re touching Facility and add another Facility Id field specifically named Facility OID. Not sure what the original use for Facility ID (maybe companion to CLIA) but for say HIE’s, CCDA and FHIR an OID is required/wanted.

No problem, will do! @sjpadgett

Thanks Sherwin, then i’ll modify the CCDA service now that I can count on that id location.

recently added this openemr/Claim.php at 5fc42c629a232a9538b04bc71ca97aed5d940f09 · openemr/openemr · GitHub

I agree with the need. Any thoughts on adding patient mailing addresses too? Example would be mailing bills, marketing, others and most importantly HIPAA Breach Notification letters.

This is what I have come up with.

Did any work happen that added a patient mailing address?

@censon thanks for posting and welcome.
Patient mailing address can be set in the demographics. Part of the demographics is a LBF. So anyone can add what they want to a patients chart. If there is a need for a mailing address capture. It can be handled there. The facility mailing address was hard coded.

Thank you kind sir! It works as described.