In order to assist health care clients address their targeted business concerns, Bragg Hemme draws on a wealth of practical experience and a solid understanding of the industry gained during her time as both external and internal counsel. Her experience includes advising clients regarding the complex and ever-changing federal and state regulatory environment. She focuses her practice on government payer concerns such as:
-Medicare, Medicare Advantage,Medicaid and Medicaid managed care reimbursement
-Enrollment issues and appeals
-Licensure and certification
-Diligence support related to regulatory and reimbursement issues arising from transactions, post-transaction support to maintain revenue
-Regulatory and reimbursement compliance
-Payer disputes and audit support
-Fraud and abuse
She approaches each issue with a practical application unique to the client’s context and has a strong background working with numerous health care entities, including:
-Hospitals, including their provider-based departments
-Behavioral Health Organizations
-Medical device companies
-Rural Healthcare and other providers servicing underserved or health professional shortage areas
-Critical access hospitals ("CAHs")
-Rural health clinics ("CRHCs")
Bragg also works with private equity firms in the health care space bringing her strong regulatory and reimbursement background in to support the success of their health care platform, whether the investment is short or long term.
Bragg co-chairs Polsinelli's Reimbursement Institute, bringing Polsinelli industry-leaders together to navigate the most complex issues in the evolving reimbursement space.
Bragg also co-chairs Polsinelli's Behavioral Health practice area, bringing a unique and multidisciplinary focus to providers in the behavioral health space.