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Logging In

Go to www.axxess.com, and select on “Client Login”, located in the upper, right-hand corner.


Enter the username and password then select “Secure Login.”


The Username is the email address assigned to the user’s account when it was created. The Password was created by the user, from a link that was sent to this email address. This password will also be the user’s electronic signature.


If the user forgets their password, select Forgot your Password, and a link will be sent to this email address. The user will be able to reset their password, however, the electronic signature will remain the same (Resetting Signature will be covered later). After the correct username and password have been entered, the following message will display:


Select “OK” and the user will see the Clinician Planner.



Clinician Planner


On the left-hand side of the screen, is a list of agencies that the user works with, as well as multiple products their agencies subscribe to.


  • Date/Time/Weather – Today’s date, time and 5-day weather forecast for the user’s specific area.
  • Today’s Visit Schedule – Calendar that shows the user’s visit schedule (red dots on the dates the user has visits).
    • Selecting the day, will bring up the tasks schedule. Selecting the Task will show the status of the visit. Then select the client name to go directly to the client’s Chart.
  • Today’s Visits Map – View directions for the users’ daily visits or plan out their route.

Green – Current Location

Red – Visit Location

Blue – Selected Visit


Select the marker to view the details of the visit.


Select “Get Directions” and this will take the user to Google Maps, giving step by step list of directions and the visual map.

  • Unread Messages – A list of unread messages from the Internal Messaging Center. Selecting a message will take the user directly to the messaging center.
  • Past-Due Visits – A list of visits from the last 21 days that have not been completed and signed.
    • Selecting the red “Open” tab on the left-hand side of the visit will show the note and allow users to view the chart. The visits list from oldest to newest and can be sorted to reverse the order from newest to oldest.
  • Alerts – A list of all visits/tasks that have been returned to the user from the QA Center.
    • Hover over the red sticky note to view comments from QA.
    • Select the orange “Open” tab to chart on the note/visit.
    • Inside the note, a message will be displayed that the document has been returned by QA. Select “View Comments” to read the message and send back any response.




Opens upon login. Below are the six tiles for all clinicians:


  1. Welcome Panel – Items for subscribers to Axxess products. These will include items such as important announcements and training videos.
  2. Date and Time – Date and Time for the user’s specific area.
  3. Messages HIPAA-compliant messaging center, allowing all agency users to communicate in a secure manner. When the user receives messages, notifications will be sent to the user’s email assigned to their account.
  4. News/Updates – Links to Axxess generated blog posts, educational articles, regulatory updates and other important information.
  5. My Scheduled Tasks – Electronic “To-Do” list. Users can quickly access a client chart and/or tasks for the first five clients on their to-do list.
  6. Client Birthdays – This is a quick reminder of the clients who will celebrate birthdays in the upcoming week/month.



My Scheduled Tasks

Select the “More” hyperlink in the bottom right-hand corner of the tile to view the entire list of scheduled tasks.


  • View the calendar by Month, Week or Day.
  • Export the data into a spreadsheet by selecting the “Excel Export” button.
  • Print the calendar by selecting the  icon.
  • Refresh the page by selecting the  icon.


Tasks will show in three different colors:

Hovering over a task will give the following options:

  • Edit Document – Jumps straight into documentation for the client.
  • Print
  • Missed Visit Form  – see below.
  • Edit Scheduled Date/Time  – Update the date and time of the task.
  • Reassign  – Assign the task to another user.
  • Delete  – Remove the task entirely.


See the tasks in a list by selecting the “List Tasks” button at the top right or the List Tasks tab on the bottom right. Selecting the blue arrow button below the Action column will give users the same functionality as hovering in the calendar view.


Sticky Notes:

  Red – Return Reason from either QA Center or another clinician.

  Yellow – A note pertaining specifically to this visit, that communicates to other users.

  Blue – A note that has information for every visit in a care period (ex. A gate code or where to park).  This information will appear in a sticky note on every visit in that care period.


Missed Visit Form – Select the Missed Visit Form icon and a window will pop up, asking whether an Order [was] Generated, Physician Office Notified, Reason, Comments, and the user’s Signature and Date. Then select the “Submit” button Once submitted, the visit will turn red.


Hovering over the missed visit will allow you to Restore  if mistakenly missed.



Edit Profile

Home/My Account/Edit Profile


If the user knows their current password and/or signature they can come to this screen and update with new information. If they do not remember their current signature, they will have to reset their signature.



Reset Signature

Home/My Account/Reset Signature


When users select “Reset Signature,” a link will be sent to the email address listed in the message, allowing them to create a new signature.



Client Center

Clients/Client Center


Filter by:

  • BranchChoose the branch (if more than one branch in the agency).
  • StatusStatus of the client (Active, Discharged, Pending, Non-Admit, Hospitalized).
  • Type Medical or Non-Medical.
  • FilterPayer Source.
  • TagsFree text to type in the search term.
  • Find Free text to type part of a client’s name.


Client’s snapshot at the top of the screen gives a quick view of the client’s demographics. Select “More” to view the client’s Address, Phone Number, Physician Contact info and Emergency contact.


A list of tasks in the current care period will display at the bottom of the screen.  Filter the “Group By” and “Show” dropdown menus to change viewing parameters.


Select the task/note and start charting, if they are not complete. Selecting the blue triangle (under the Action column) will allow viewing of the Details (permissions based):



Task Details


  • Scheduled Start & End Time – The date the task was scheduled on the calendar.
  • Actual Visit Date/Time In & Out – The date/time the task was completed. This is pulling from the task completed by the clinician.
  • Assigned To – The clinician that is currently assigned to this task.
  • Payer – The payment source for the task, can be changed by selecting “Load Payers.”
  • Comments (Yellow Sticky Note) – Any notes that pertain to this specific visit and are needed to communicate with other agency users.


Quick Reports


NOTE: The following Quick Reports are permissions based.



Client Profile

PDF print out of the client information taken at admission.



Medication Profile



Add Medication:


  • Long-Standing – Has the client been taking medication for an extended period.
  • Start Date – Enter or select calendar icon to choose the date.
  • D/C Through Date – Enter or select calendar icon to choose the date.
  • Medication & Dosage – Begin typing the description of the medication, then select “Search for Medication.” A drop-down box will appear with all the medications that are listed in the software. Medications not listed can be added. However, only medications selected from the drop-down box will be checked for drug interactions.
  • Classification – If a medication from the database is entered, this area will give suggested classifications.
  • Frequency – Can be written out fully or with medical shorthand.
  • Route – Free text.
  • Type – Whether New, Changed or Unchanged.
  • Amount – ex. 1 tab, 1 puff, 1 pump.
  • Physician – Start typing name of physician and dropdown box will appear with related physicians.
  • Pharmacy – Start typing name of pharmacy and dropdown box will appear with related pharmacies.


Decide whether the new medication should “Create Order.” If there are more medications to enter, select the “Add Another Medication” if not, select the “Close” button. Once a medication is added, it will appear on the active Medications. Edit/Delete/Discontinue this medication by hovering over the triangle on the right-hand side of the medication.


Check for Drug Interactions:

  • Select the “Drug Interaction” red button at the top of the screen.
  • Select the box next to the medication, on the left-hand side.
  • Select “Check Interactions.” A PDF will generate called Drug-Drug Interactions.


Once any updates are made to the Medication Profile, it will need to be signed.  Select “Sign Medication Profile” in the upper left. A window pops up with the Medication Profile, allowing users to enter their signature and date.


To view any prior signed Medication Profiles, select “Signed Medication Profiles” and a window will pop up with a list of previously signed profiles. Select the printer icon to view and/or print the signed Medication Profile or select the “Edit” or “Delete” hyperlinks to make updates.



Allergy Profile


This pulls a list of all added allergies for the client. To add an allergy, select “Add Allergy.”


Type in the name of the Allergy and the Type of allergy. Select “Save & Exit” and the allergy will be added to the report. If there are additional allergies, select the “Save & Add Another” button.



Immunization Profile


There is a list of Inactive Immunizations in the bottom part of the window. To restore, select the “Reactivate” hyperlink. To add an Immunization, select the button in the top left, “Add Immunization.” Choose the Type, Administration Date, and Administered By. Once completed, select the “Save & Close” button. Select “Save & Add Another” if more than one is being entered.



Communication Notes

This report will give a list of all the Communication Notes created for this client.  The report will also show who created the note, the date and also provide a PDF to view, print and/or download.


Select the printer icon and a PDF document will generate with the ability to “Print” and/or “Download”:



Orders and Care Plans

This report will list out all the Orders and Care Plans for this client. This list is a quick way to view these orders when trying to locate a specific one. The list provides the basic details of the orders with the ability to view, print and/or export the document:


Verify that this is the correct date range. Select the printer icon and a PDF document will appear with the ability to “Print” and/or “Download”:



Vital Sign Charts

This report pulls a chart of all the prior vital signs documented on visits and a graphic view of their trends. There is also a Vital Signs Log that shows a summary list of all the vitals taken:



Seizure Records

This report shows all documented seizures by the client. New records can only be added inside of a visit.




This report shows records of medications that were taken or refused/not taken. The report can be viewed by day, week or month. Medications taken are displayed in green and medications refused/not taken are in red.


Edit the medication log by hovering over the scheduled medication time and selecting the edit icon or if it should not be there select the trash icon to delete. To document a medication being taken that was not scheduled, select an empty square on the calendar. A new window will open. Enter the Log Time, whether it was taken, the User, User Initial and any comments. Select “Save & Close” when complete.



I&O Logs

This report documents the input and output for clients. The report can be viewed by day, week or month. Output is displayed in green and input items are in red. The I&O log can also be filtered with these colors or select “All” to show both.


Edit the I&O log by hovering over the input/out and selecting the edit icon or if it should not be there, select the trash icon to delete. To document input/output, select an empty square on the calendar. A new window will open. Enter the Log Date and Time. The type will be chosen dependent on where the user selected. This can be changed with the Type dropdown. Enter the amount and add any comments. Select “Save & Close” when complete.



Vent Flow Sheet

This report will show a list of all tasks that included Ventilator documentation.



Hospitalization Log

This report will show a list of any time the client was hospitalized.


Hospitalizations cannot be entered from here. They must be entered from Client Center/Change Status and they will move from the active census to a status of Hospitalized.



Authorizations Listing

This report shows all current authorizations listed for the client. Authorizations are typically added by the Biller/Scheduler (Office Staff).



Triage Classification

This quick report will pull up a PDF version of the client’s Emergency Preparedness Plan/Triage Classification based on what was answered during the assessment. Select the “Print” button at the bottom to get a copy of the form.



Deleted Tasks/Documents

See Deleting a Task below



Client Chart Tabs





Client Center/Create/Order


The New Order window below will appear:


  • Client Name – Will autofill in the designated field.
  • Select the Care Period this order goes with.
  • Order is for next Care Period – Check this box if the order will go to the next Care Period.
  • Date – The date will default to today’s date but can be changed if necessary.
  • Physician – Locate the client’s physician that will be signing order by starting to type name.
  • Summary/Title – Give this order a title.
  • Order Description – Enter text given for order. Option available to “Load Template.”
  • Read Back – Indicate if Order has been read back by selecting check box.
  • Enter Signature and Date. Select “Save” if continuing to write or select “Create Order” when completed.



Communication Note

Client Center/Create/Communication Note


The New Communication Note window below opens:


  • Client’s Name – Auto Filled.
  • Care Period – Select the drop-down to select the care period assigned.
  • Date – Default to today’s date but can be changed.
  • Physician – Start typing in the physician’s name and a drop-down box appears. If the physician is not currently in Axxess, select “New Physician” to enter the name.
  • Subject Line/Free Text – This is the area where the title and Communication Note is written. Either free text or select one of the agency’s templates.
  • Send note as Message – Check this box to send the note as a message to other users in the agency.
  • Signature – Sign with the user’s Signature.
  • Date – Verify the correct date is filled in.
  • Select “Save” if still working on or select “Complete” when done.




Client Center/Create/Authorization


The New Authorization window below opens:


  • Client’s Name – Auto Filled.
  • Start & End Date – Enter the date range of the authorization.
  • Authorized Tasks – Indicate which tasks will be covered by the authorization by checking specific boxes or select “Check All” to select all boxes/tasks.
  • Payment Source – Select payment source from the drop-down menu.
  • Status – Indicate whether the authorization is Active, Pending, Closed or Denied.
  • Units – Enter how many units were authorized for this client.
  • Unit Type – Choose between Per Hour, Per Visit or Per 15 min block.
  • Frequency of Units – How often are the units used.
  • Total Units – Enter or select “Calculate Total” for the number to be generated.
  • Enter any Comments or attach any documents related to authorization. Select “Save” when complete.





Select the View tab to see any of the Quick Reports that are listed in the top right of the Client Center.



Schedule Activity

Client Center/Schedule/Schedule Activity


Select “Schedule Activity” to be taken to the Schedule Center already filtered for the client. See Schedule Center below.



Upload Document

Client Center/Documents/Upload Document


To add any documents/attachments to the client’s chart, select “Upload Document.” A new window will open for a new document. “Browse” for a file saved on the computer, give the document a name that will appear in the client’s chart, and select the Upload Type. Then select “Upload.”



View Documents

Client Center/Documents/View Documents


Documents that have been uploaded will display. Select the “Edit” or “Delete” hyperlink to make updates. A new document can be uploaded from here by selecting the “Add Document” button in the top right.



Schedule Center

Client Center/Schedule Activity or Schedule/Schedule Center



The left column provides the ability to view client and employee calendars/schedules. The default search is by CLIENT.  Selecting Employee updates the criteria and results to the employee. The Schedule Center has a list of menus located at the top of the screen that will assist with preparing and managing the client’s schedule.


The calendar defaults to a month view of the current month. View by calendar or select the “List Tasks” button in the top right or the List Tasks tab in the bottom right to see tasks stacked in a grid. Select the Hide List tab to get back to the calendar view.


Tasks are shown in a color that corresponds to the status of the task. The following is the color legend:


Scheduling A Task (Permissions Based)

Schedule Center/New/Client Task or select any free space on desired time of task.


Choose a shift length and whether to Override Shift Length or Schedule without Time by selecting the check boxes. Enter the From and To date and time. Choose the Payment Source, Task, Recurrence and the Caregiver/Employee completing the task. There is an optional Comments box with a 1,000 character limit. Select “Save and Close” for adding a single task and select “Save & Add Another” if there is more than one.


After adding a task, hover over the task in the Schedule Center for more options. There are options to Document, Print, Missed Visit Form, Edit Scheduled Date/Time, Reassign or Delete.


Task Details: In the List Tasks view on the right-hand side of the screen (under the Action column) will be a Menu drop-down option Details for all tasks (permissions based).


The window will open, displaying the details of the task. Make edits to the task, add comments, add attachments or view the Activity Log. Select “Save” to keep any updates.



Deleting a Task (Permissions Based)

Hover over a task and select the trash icon or (from the Task List view) go to the Menu drop-down and select “Delete” to remove a task. The confirmation below will appear:


Select “Yes” and the task will be deleted, but still stored in the “Deleted Tasks/Documents” in the Clients Chart. Select the “Restore” hyperlink to reactivate.



Oasis-D Start of Care

When charting information in the Start of Care (SOC) visit, some information has already pulled in from the client’s profile.  Make sure all required questions get filled in the rest of the visit. This will be indicated by red asterisks.


  • Green Boxes – Information in the Green boxes are the M questions that will be exported to CMS. At the end of the OASIS, select “Check for Errors” and the system will make sure all OASIS questions are answered and not conflicting.
  • Grey Boxes – These questions will pull to the Plan of Care (sent to the physician for signature).
  • Cream Boxes – Physical Assessment questions.


When all information is complete, select the “Check for Errors” button. A window will open showing any warnings or errors.


Warnings will have a yellow triangle  icon. This message is the software letting users know of things they may want to look at before submitting the OASIS and is not a hard stop. A fatal error will be a red stop  icon. This message is the system letting users know this question either needed to be answered or answered differently. Users cannot finish this OASIS with red error messages. Confirm the HIPPS Code, OASIS Claim Matching Key, and HHRG scores all have a code. These codes are going to affect billing, so they should not be blank.


Before finishing the OASIS, users can run the “OASIS Scrubber” by selecting the red button in the bottom left. Axxess has integration in place with SHP for OASIS Audits. This will look for any inconsistencies or flags that the agency may want to address. These audits are not necessarily wrong, the scrubber is looking for inconsistencies.


After all audits have been addressed, make sure the Time In and Time Out is filled out. Then enter the signature, date, and select “Complete.” Once the OASIS is finished, it will be sent to the QA Center for approval.



Help Center

A great resource that is available 24/7 is our Help Center. It is a place to get answers to frequently asked questions or watch videos of all Axxess products. It can be accessed by going to:


Help/Support & Training/Help Center


Or also available at https://www.axxess.com/help/