Press Release | Emergency Groups’ Office is Now Brault
Brault Announces Leadership Hires
To Deepen its Service Offerings in Operations Improvement, Documentation Training, and Reimbursement Coding
San Dimas, CA – September 5, 2018
Brault, a national provider of practice management and revenue optimization solutions, announced its latest round of strategic hires to help lead and develop new client service initiatives for its portfolio of emergency medicine and acute care specialty clients across the country.
Jason Adler, MD, FACEP, joins Brault as Vice President of Practice Improvement. As part of his role, Dr. Adler will be directly responsible for physician training in documentation and EMR usage. He will also advise on issues related to provider productivity, malpractice risk mitigation, and hospital relationship management.
Cara L. Friederich, CPC-I, CPC, COC, joins Brault as Vice President of Coding Integrity – where she’ll assume the leadership role in coding and coder training, reimbursement, and quality assurance. She will also advise Brault clients on payer audits and MIPS / MACRA reimbursement policy and procedures.
“Adding this level of value to our client service offerings is a key aspect of our vision to enhance both revenue and practice performance for the independent physician groups and hospitals we serve,” explains Brault President and CEO Andrea Brault, MD, MMM, FACEP.
Dr. Adler is a board-certified emergency physician and a nationally-recognized expert in coding and reimbursement. He is a distinguished author, featured in ACEP Now, EP Monthly, and in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors and as Councilor for Maryland ACEP, and has been a Physician Auditor for Medicaid in Maryland. In addition to his full-time role with Brault, Dr. Adler also serves as Assistant ED Medical Director for the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, reviews malpractice claims for the U.S. Army, and is part of the Novitas / Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee.
Ms. Friederich adds more than 24 years’ experience in coding, auditing, and compliance support for healthcare clients throughout the country. She is a past President of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, California chapter) and a presenter at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). Ms. Friedrich has also been published in HCCA Compliance Today and in AAPC Healthcare Business Monthly.
“In the rapidly changing landscape of unscheduled health services – emergency medicine, urgent care, and related specialties – practice leaders have been plagued by shrinking subsidies, an increasing volume of payer denials, and far more complexity as a result of documentation requirements to prove the medical necessity of services rendered,” explains Dr. Brault. “The additions of Dr. Adler and Cara Friederich signify our investment into the future health of our clients.”
“While Dr. Adler takes a hands-on role in operations and training programs for our clients, Ms. Friederich will focus on Brault’s internal process for revenue optimization,” adds Executive Vice President James Blakeman. “These new additions reflect the forward-thinking approach that has made Brault a premier practice partner for more than 30 years.”
Brault is a clinical intelligence partner for independent physician groups and hospitals, offering expertise in Practice Management and Revenue Optimization – including clinical analytics, physician education, documentation training, practice improvement, business administration, chart capture, nurse coding, payer contract management, and patient engagement services.
Brault is a U.S.-based provider that adds value through real-world experience in acute care and emergency medicine, which translates to increased revenues and practice improvements for clients across 18 states. The company manages more than 4 Million annual visits and is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Brault MD, MMM, FACEP – an emergency physician and current Chair of EDPMA.
Learn more at www.brault.us
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