Laura S Hargraves
President/CEO, Bridging Documentation LLC
Laura S Hargraves, MS CCC- SLP RAC-CT, has been working in all aspects of the healthcare industry for the past 28 years. Ms. Hargraves has been providing compliance and oversight of documentation to meeting changing guidelines during this period. She has a background in education, which helps her maximize her ability to communicate these changes to the various professionals that she works with. She is an expert in documentation/compliance/audits and reviews. Ms. Hargraves is also a professional presenter on topics related to Medicare, MDS 3.0, and documentation.

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OIG Work Plan 2017 - Hospital and Physician Audit Activities
Every year the OIG updates what its focus is for the upcoming year. During this session we will look at the focus for OIG audits and oversight for 2017. These work plans often drive the audits that then occur within our work sites. They provided information that is beneficial for organizations in their striving to be compliant with new regulations.
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General Inpatient Level of Care: OIG’s Expectations and Provider’s Responsibilities
OIG has focused on In-Patient Hospice Care; they have conducted a variety of investigations and believe that substantial misrepresentation of the services provided and the requirements for services has occurred. Insufficient documentation to support the services provided has been cited as a significant issue. This was found to cross settings for all In Patient Hospice OIG believes that approx. 1/3 of all payments made are error. This means that increased scrutiny will continue with the need to reduce and eliminate overpayments and potential fraud.
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2017 Proposed Home Health PPS Rule:Pre-Payment Review and Other Regulatory Developments
Home Health Services are undergoing increased scrutiny from CMS, the OIG and other agencies. To ensure your organization's compliance, it is important to know what changes are being proposed and what their impacts are on your organization. This training will provide you with information regarding the proposed changes and what are the strategies that your organization can implement to ensure compliance.
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340B Compliance and Self Audits
Compliance issues are a major focus of auditing groups for any Government program. The 340B program is no different. To ensure your compliance with the rules governing this program it is important to start with a self audit. Knowledge of the auditing process and identification of areas of concern allows you to make corrections and changes. This optimizes your organizations ability to benefit from participation in this program. You can experience audits from the governing agencies as well as a manufactures audits and inquiries.
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Medicare Overpayments: Now what? What do you do and when do you do it?
The course will cover all aspects of overpayment, identification of overpayment on the organizations part, overpayment and demand bills from Medicare. What to do if you believe the over payment demand is in error.
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Medicare Penalties and Incentives- 2016 Updates for Medical Practices
Medicare has included both Penalties and incentives to encourage participation and correct report for multiple programs. This webinar will review the programs that are currently targeted for these actions. It will indicate how these have changed already and are targeted for change in the future. The penalties and incentives impact eligible practitioners and eligible hospitals.
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OIG Work Plan 2016: Trends, Reports and Issues
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for fiscal year (FY) 2016 sums up new and ongoing activities that OIG plans to pursue during the fiscal year and beyond. Join expert speaker Laura S Hargraves, MS CCC- SLP RAC-CT, in this informative session, where she will review the OIG Work Plan issues for hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities and other health care providers. FY2016 Work Plan issues are addressed in the context of OIG Work Plan issues from FY2011 through FY2015. The pertinent reports issued by the OIG particularly in relation to established OIG issues will be discussed. Additionally the speaker will provide insights on associated RAC issues relative to current and anticipated trends.
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HIPAA Audits - Phase 2 What does this mean for you ?
The OCR HIPAA Audit program analyzes processes, controls, and policies of selected covered entities pursuant to the HITECH Act audit mandate. This webinar will discuss on the process and whom it applies to, what the audits will focus on, risk assessment and why this is important for your organization, need to identify key personnel for oversight of the focus areas and information related to your business associates that is needed and can be recalled as part of the audit.
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HIPAA Internal Audit Process and Policies: Your 1st Line of Defense
HIPAA requires that you are aware of your risk for non-compliance. This webinar will discuss what it takes for you /your organization to complete an internal audit to determine your risk for non-compliance and to identify policies that need to be added.
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2015 HIPAA Changes
The major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2015 will be addressed. There are enormous issues and risks for covered entities and business associates under Omnibus, first and foremost being the Feds have increased budget and enforcement abilities using outsourcing. How will remote audits and increased reviews of HIPPA compliance affect you?
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LSC-ESRD: Life Safety Code - End Stage Renal Disease
This course will analyze the guidelines set by the LSC-ESRD (Life Safety Code - End Stage Renal Disease) for the safety of dialysis patients in high risk environments. Participants from the healthcare industry will be updated on this standard and how to stay in compliance with these norms.
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Chief Compliance Officer: What does it take to do the job? The Organization's and CCO's Responsibilities
This training will provide valuable knowledge on what companies need to do to select an "effective" Compliance Officer who will lead the organization to conceiving, developing and implementing successful GRC programs and providing top level coordinating leadership for governance, risk management and compliance issues across the enterprise.
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The Provider Self Disclosure Protocol (SDP) and the OIG-Compliance: Self - Reporting to OIG - When should this happen and how to do it
The release of the revised SDP offers new incentives for facilities to self report, and also grants greater enforcement sanctions to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The Department of Health and Human Services believes that there are both legal and ethical standards that require entities to use a self report system. Facility leaders confronted with potential exposure need familiarity with the revised SDP, the process and procedures of self reporting together with Examples to aid them in determining the advantages and disadvantages of using the SDP. Challenges to the OIG for whistle blowers and how this may impact self-disclosure will also be reviewed.
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