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Infectious Disease Profile/COVID-19 Screening


The following COVID-19 features are now available in Axxess Home Health to help agencies streamline operations related to COVID-19 screening and documentation.


COVID-19 screenings can now be documented through the Infectious Disease Profile. Agencies can screen patients and employees for COVID-19 and seamlessly record screenings in their Infectious Disease Profiles.


COVID-19 diagnosis codes have been integrated with ICD-10-CM codes, and COVID-19 teaching templates are available in Templates drop-down menus throughout the platform.

Infectious Disease Profile


The Infectious Disease Profile is designed to help agencies easily track infectious diseases and screening tools used to detect them. This feature streamlines operations by enabling agencies to manage all aspects of infectious disease monitoring in one place, and facilitates compliance with infection control and emergency preparedness planning requirements.


Users can access the Infectious Disease Profile in the Infectious Disease Profile tab of a user’s profile and the Quick Reports menu of a patient’s chart.


To access an employee’s Infectious Disease Profile:


View tab ➜ Lists ➜ Users ➜ Edit ➜ Infectious Disease Profile tab



To access a patient’s Infectious Disease Profile:


Patients tab ➜ Patient Charts ➜ Quick Reports menu ➜ Infectious Disease Profile



Users can also access the Infectious Disease Profile from within clinical documentation, so patient disease screenings can easily be documented as they are completed at the point of care.


In the Infection Control section of visit notes, users can click the Infectious Disease Profile button to access the profile when documenting a new infection.


Visit Note ➜ Infection Control section ➜ New infection diagnosed ➜ Infectious Disease Profile



Users can also access the Infectious Disease Profile in the Risk Assessment tab of an OASIS.


OASIS document ➜ Risk Assessment tab ➜ Infectious Disease Profile and COVID-19 Screening section ➜ Infectious Disease Profile



Infectious disease screenings that have been completed are listed in the Infectious Disease Profile with the following details:

  • User who completed the screening
  • Type of screening completed
  • Date of the screening
  • Screening results



Select View in the Actions column to display the results of a screening that has been completed.


COVID-19 Screenings


To add a new COVID-19 screening for a patient or employee, click COVID-19 Screening in the top left corner of the Infectious Disease Profile.


Complete the screening questions and assign a risk level based on your agency’s policy. Click Save & Exit to complete the screening process.


COVID-19 Diagnosis Codes


The ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes in Axxess Home Health have been updated to include COVID-19 diagnosis codes, which are effective April 1, 2020.


U07.1, COVID-19 Virus Identified – This code is intended for use when the virus has been identified and confirmed by a positive COVID-19 test result.


Additionally, CMS has made the following changes to the PDGM grouping to accommodate COVID-19:

  • U07.1, COVID-19 will be assigned to the Medication Management, Teaching and Assessment-Respiratory (MMTA-Respiratory) clinical group for case-mix adjustment under the HH PPS.

  • U07.1, COVID-19 will be added to a new comorbidity subgroup, Respiratory 10, and will receive a low comorbidity adjustment under the HH PPS case-mix system.

Our home health platform has been updated to account for changes to the grouping and the case-mix analysis it will generate.

COVID-19 Teaching Templates


New COVID-19 teaching guides templates are available in the Templates drop-down menus throughout Axxess Home Health. Clinicians can use the COVID-19 teaching guides to educate patients and record COVID-19 documentation.


Selecting a teaching guide in the Templates menu will populate the text box (e.g., the Intervention text field on OASIS and clinician visit notes).



Guides are editable so users can individualize documentation to the patient and teaching completed.




Updated on 4/01/2020