Acute Care Practice Solutions
with a Clinical Edge
Brault partners exclusively with acute care and emergency physicians as well as hospitals, providing solutions that help them defend their profitability and independence. As your clinical intelligence partner, we’ll tenaciously pursue every practice-building, patient-pleasing, revenue-generating opportunity on your behalf. Just as we’ve done for acute care clients for nearly forty years. Put our experience to work for you. Contact Brault today for a free Practice Review.
Clinical Intelligence Rooted in Four Decades of Experience
Our founders, Del and Jane Brault, opened the first emergency physician billing firm in 1975, in Troy, Michigan, working alongside many of the pioneers in emergency medicine, including the founders of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and members of the famed ‘Pontiac Plan’ business model.
Second generation, Dr. Andrea Brault – MD, MMM, FACEP, now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. And is Chair of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA).
Meet Our Leadership Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
As the Chair and Board Member of the Emergency Department Practice Medicine Management Association, she is a strong voice for independent practices, advocating for fair physician reimbursement, and is a leader in national policy discussions surrounding the issue of balance billing. She has served as President of California American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Co-Chair of the Reimbursement Committee, as well a member of the Board of Directors. Andrea currently sits on the Reimbursement Committee of ACEP.
Dr. Brault is an industry thought-leader through her frequent speaking, writing and expert testimony. While her industry knowledge is both broad and deep, she has notable expertise in independent physician groups’ practice management and revenue as well as the prudent layperson standard.
She is also an industry philanthropist as a major financial contributor to the Emergency Medicine Action Fund, an advocacy organization working nationwide to secure and improve the rights and opportunities of the independent practice of emergency medicine.
Andrea lives in LaVerne, California with her husband, John. Her adult daughters, Madison, Megan and Jordan, plan to continue the legacy of Brault.
Chairman of the Board
Executive Vice President
Jim began working in physician billing in 1979 and previously owned a medical billing company. He has deep expertise in coding, quality assurance, policy development, and physician documentation training. Jim has been involved with the reimbursement activities of 7 state American College of Emergency Physicians chapters and is currently a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Practice Management Committee. He is a 20+ year member of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA), as well as a founding member and past President of the Emergency Management Organization. Additionally, Jim is a founding member of the Board of Medical Specialty Coders and is ACS-ED certified.
Jim is a thought leader in the billing, coding and practice management industries. He is a sought-after speaker and respected author of numerous articles focused on reimbursement in emergency medicine. He teaches a nationally-recognized course, Beyond Basics - Issues and Answers about Emergency Medicine Reimbursement and Coding, several times each year since 1994.
Jim lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Linda. He values family time with his 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Vice President of Practice Management
Prior to joining Brault, Nancy was President of a management services group that provided business services to emergency physicians and free-standing emergency rooms. She directed the operations of the group and oversaw their in-house billing operation. Previous to that, she was Administrator of an emergency physician practice with 120 physicians serving 13 practice sites.
She won the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) Founders Award in 2014 as an outstanding contributor to the practice of Emergency Medicine. She is also an avid speaker and past board member at EDPMA.
Nancy studied business at Texas Tech University. She currently resides in Houston, Texas where she spends time with her adult son and enjoys golf, traveling and photography. As a true Texan, Nancy also serves as an investigator on the Safety Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Vice President of Practice Management
Robert formerly worked with a regional emergency physician staffing company for 22-years where he ran their billing operations for 15-years. His final area of leadership was practice site clinical operation improvement efforts, managing patient flow analysis, provider productivity improvement, and financial management. Additionally, he has held positions within the full spectrum of acute care including Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care and Hosptialists.
Robert has even practiced as first responder Paramedic with EMT-B and EMT-P certification from Los Angeles Medical College.
As a Southern California native, he resides in Irvine, California with his with wife, daughter and twin sons. Robert’s other 3 adult children are currently active in the healthcare industry. He enjoys most everything outdoors and can be found biking, kayaking and horseback riding on the weekends.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Prior to Brault, Pat held executive sales positions with DST Health Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Nichols Research Corporation. Additionally, Pat has a long history of involvement with the Emergency Department Practice Management Association, the Hospital Financial Management Association, and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Patrick is a University of Alabama alumni and lives in Birmingham with his spouse, Susan and daughters, Elizabeth and Brooke. He enjoys most things outdoors including golfing and hiking. He is a long time runner participating in over a dozen marathons and one ultra-marathon.
Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer
Having started in the information technology profession in 1979, he has a wide range of computing platform and major vertical market business experience. Tony is a recognized Certified Computing Professional (CCP) by the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) specifically in the areas of systems development and IT management. He contributes thought articles to the industry and speaks on the importance of team building, customer service, and business enablement through information technology at every opportunity. Additionally, he is an active member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, having served in varying leadership roles at the local and national levels.
Tony received a degree from Delta College in Data Processing and graduated magna cum laude from Northwood University with his Bachelor degree in Computer Information Management. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife, Kathi, and their two pets, where he values time dedicated to family, community, and occasionally fishing. He currently serves as chairperson of the township Board of Review and is a member of the curriculum advisory committee for Northwood University.
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management
Prior to joining Brault, Genise worked with numerous large healthcare organizations, implementing EHR solutions, HIM operations, organizational change, team-building, education, training, and process improvement programs.
She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and has served on several national, state and local committees and advisory boards. She is a speaker on HIM topics and currently teaches HIM studies at Westchester School of Nursing and Allied Health, in Los Angeles California.
Genise holds an Associate Degree in business from Los Valley College and a certification as a Registered Health Information Technician from Cypress College.
She lives in Lake Balboa, California and is an avid traveler, art history buff and bible student.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Sepand’s skill in rendering legal counsel in relation to federal and state regulations including fraud and abuse, HIPPA, Medi-Cal and Medicare are all core aspects of his role at Brault.
Sepand belongs to California Society of Health Care Attorneys, Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management, Orange County Bar Association and Iranian American Lawyers Association.
He holds a law degree from Whittier College School of Law and Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of California Los Angeles.
Sepand lives in Laguna Hills, California and enjoys spending time with his children: Connie, Nicole, Neekon and Darion.
Want to Join Our Team?
Strong employee loyalty, evidenced by a remarkably low turnover rate, contribute significantly to our service success. Key personnel who share this philosophy of service continue to be in place for continued future success.
We are looking for talented people in the emergency group and medical management field, physician billing and coding. If you are interested in working with Brault, please contact us.