Acute Care Revenue Cycle & Practice Management Solutions
with a Clinical Edge
- Coding and auditing
- Compliance and risk management
- Documentation training
- Group formation and governance
- Health information management
- Hospital contract retention
- Litigation support
- Physician Reimbursement
- Practice improvement
- Provider Enrollment
Andrea Brault, MD, MMM, FACEP
Dr. Brault completed her emergency medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine in 1993 and continued an active clinical practice for over twenty-years. Andrea joined Brault in 1999 to contribute to the family business and scale the management team. In 2004, she was elected President expanding her role to Chief Executive Officer in 2015. She continued her education with a Master of Medical Management degree from the University of Southern California which focuses on the business aspect of medicine from a physician’s perspective.
As the immediate-Past Chair of the Emergency Department Practice Medicine Management Association (EDPMA), 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.
Del was a Systems Engineer with IBM Corporation and has been involved in hospital financial systems since the 1960s, before he began billing for emergency physicians in 1975 as President of Brault Strockman & Company. He has been a long time contributor and resource to ACEP since its early years in Michigan.
Sepand joined Brault in 2017 after nearly 10-years with a national hospital system overseeing and managing each facility’s risk management department. Adept in HIPAA compliance he has particular expertise in Knox Keene Act, Anti-Kickback laws, and Stark violations, and is accomplished in healthcare reimbursement litigation, including contract disputes with insurance plans; underpayment matters; and reasonable and customary rate issues.
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.
Patrick joined Brault in 2016 and is a consummate sales professional with nearly 30-years of experience helping healthcare companies grow. He is an expert at selling medical coding and billing services, practice management, and population health applications with a concentration in the emergency medicine and acute care markets. Patrick’s breadth of responsibilities at Brault include: new business development, customer relations and retention, marketing and trade show planning, and exhibiting.
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.
As a trusted partner for ED’s throughout the country, we often consult independent physician groups on ways for them to partner with their hospital leadership teams. By helping them understand the key data points that impact the hospital’s bottom line, we’re able to develop service lines, processes, and trainings to help bolster the value of their relationship – and help protect their ED contract for years to come.
As we were assisting an emergency physician group to restructure its hospital relationship and move into a separate billing arrangement, hospital administrators expressed significant concerns about potential patient complaints as a result of receiving two bills. The new arrangement seemed practical enough on paper. But patients had never received a second bill for emergency physician services. How would they respond? Would complaints skyrocket? The way things played out may surprise you.
On the heels of the 1982 TEFRA Act, an independent group of emergency physician began a successful partnership that eventually led to our inception. Now, more than 30 years later, Brault continues to deliver industry-leading results in practice management and revenue optimization.
Brault Launches Patient Account Tracker (PAT) 2.0 – adding to its Suite of Intelligent Practice Solutions
San Dimas, CA (4/5/19). The custom-built application taps into all parts of the RCM process, enabling Brault clients to track, analyze, and reconcile data across every patient encounter in the system.
San Dimas, CA – December 12, 2018 – The addition of Genise Burgess, RHIT as Chief Operating Officer, and other high profile moves, represent the most recent milestones in Brault’s long-term strategy to help clients navigate the business and operational strategies of their acute care medical practices.
San Diego, CA – September 25, 2018 – Don’t miss her talk on the urgent need for diversity in medicine: “Why Is Medicine So Far Behind on This Issue? The Case for Dramatic Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion” on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 3:00pm
San Dimas, CA – April 4, 2018 – Emergency Groups’ Office today announced a company name change. The organization will now do business as Brault, in homage to the legacy of Founders Del and Jane Brault – and to signal the start of a new era for its services and brand.
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