In an effort to keep both clinical staff and clients informed of the 21st Century CURES Act section 12006 (a) legislation passed January 1, 2020, please read the information below concerning the implementation of the Electronic Visit Verification (also known as EVV), Utilization of iPads for EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and Axxess Training Videos.
Please note: These changes are due to state and federal mandates that will affect all homecare-based organizations and private nursing entities.
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
EVV is a system that may include multiple point-of-care verification technologies, such as telephonic, mobile, and web-based verification inputs. The system electronically verifies the occurrence of home or community-based service visits by identifying the time that service provision begins and ends. This is to ensure accurate claims disbursement and safeguarding of beneficiaries who are authorized to receive services get the expected care. EVV is used to:
Verify visits on a real-time basis, including date, location, type of service, individual(s) providing and receiving services, and duration of service(s)
Validate hours of work for home health employees (Private duty Nurses)
Eliminate billing data entry mistakes
Reduce costs related to paper billing and payroll
Help combat fraud, waste, and abuse
EHR / EMR Software is a digital version of a patient’s chart used to manage, maintain, and keep track of patient medical history. EHR Systems allow providers to securely and instantly access patient information, create and customize notes, use voice dictation, ePrescribe medications, and much more. Real time note taking and sharing amongst staff Immediate review of information by QA nurse
Axxess Training Videos
These videos provide step-by-step instructions for note documentation, nursing communication, nurse planner, schedules, task, co-signature notes, hospitalizations, QA Center, and medication orders management.
Please Note: EVV uses a clock to track your start time, end time, and total time for each shift worked. The GPS (Global Positioning System) within your cell phone or tablet knows your current location at the start and end of each shift. It does not record your location at any other time. Again, these mandates will affect all agencies and failure to comply may result in loss of services and benefits.
Your initial login to Axxess Home Health occurs through an email notification automatically sent to you when you sign up for services. When you receive the email, click the hyperlink provided and follow the instructions to create a password. Your password must be at least 8 characters in length. Once you’ve created a password, you will enter the software.
After logging in, you will be prompted to enter a PIN code. To set your PIN code the first time, you will enter 4 digits twice. The PIN code provides an extra layer of security that ensures data remains private and HIPAA compliant. Anytime you navigate out of the Axxess app you will be prompted to enter your PIN code to log back in.
Forgot Your Password
If at any time you forget your password, there is no need to call your office or Axxess to reset it. Axxess provides the capability for you to reset your own password. Simply select the blue hyperlink “Forgot your Password?” on the bottom right-hand side of the login screen.
Once selected, you will be prompted to enter your email address and the automatically generated security words or numbers listed directly below your email address.
A link will then be sent to the email account associated with your Axxess profile (your username). Follow the instructions in the email to reset your password.
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