OIG Work Plan 2016: Trends, Reports and Issues

Duration: 90 Minutes
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.
OIG Work Plan Process
Instructor: Laura S Hargraves
Product ID: 501314
This 90-minute session will give particular attention to identification of issues in the context of internal and external auditing to make certain that any OIG and health care providers adequately address RAC issues. For this session, the main concentration of issues will involve hospitals and facilities. Physician concerns involving hospitals will also be addressed.

Objectives of the Presentation
  • Understand The OIG Work Plan Process and appreciate the importance of the various reports issued by the OIG
  • Review issues for FY2016 and understand the RAC development and approval of issues
  • Identify OIG trends for issues and their relationship to RAC issue development
  • Identify compliance issues that need to be addressed by hospitals, facilities and other health care providers
  • Identify and review various reports issued by the OIG relative to audits and studies performed as a part of the OIG’s Work Plans
  • Assess which issues will develop and eventually be investigated by the RACs and other federal auditors
  • Trends relative to the OIG Work Plan issues
  • Action steps that should be taken by hospitals and other healthcare providers
Why Should you Attend
Attend this important session to know the answers of:
  • What are these OIG Work Plans? Do hospitals and other healthcare providers need to be concerned?
  • Why do these work plans get longer and more involved each year?
  • Are there any trends issuances over OIG issues over the past several years?
  • How do the OIG studies fit into the RACs and other federal auditing entities?
  • Should your organization pay any attention to these OIG reports and recommendations?
  • Does CMS always follow the recommendations of the OIG?
  • Over the years are there any emerging trends in the issues addressed by the OIG Work Plans?
  • Where can I access these work plans and the reports that are issued relative to the identified issues.
  • When is the OIG Work Plan supposed to be issued each year?
Areas Covered
    REVIEW THE OIG PUBLICATIONS
  • Issuance of Work Plans
  • Issuance of reports relative to the Work Plans
  • Special reports
  • Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs)
    REVIEW THE RAC PROCESS
  • Development and identification of issues
  • Gaining approval for issues
    FY2016 OIG ISSUES
  • Hospitals
  • Other types of healthcare facilities
  • Overlapping issues with physicians and clinics
    REVIEW FY2011 THROUGH FY2015 WORK PLANS
  • Trends in the development of Work Plan issues
  • Issues repeatedly appearing in the Work Plans
    REVIEW SPECIAL REPORTS ISSUED BY THE OIG AND ASSOICATED RAC AUDIT ISSUES
  • Relationship to published OIG Work Plan issues
  • Current categories of issues
  • OIG issues relative to RAC Audit issues
  • Anticipated issues for the future
    IDENTIFICATION OF ACTION STEPS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
  • Health Care organization’s concerns
  • Utilizing the OIG Work Plan as a guide for compliance
  • Review of reports and compliance guidance issued by the OIG
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics and physicians
  • Other health care providers
  • Sources for further information
Who can Benefit
  • Business Directors
  • HR Managers & Directors
  • Senior HR Professionals
  • HR Analysts
  • Employee Relations Professionals
  • Employment Managers/Specialists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Benefits specialists
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Instructor Profile:
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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