Talking Sleep Season 4

Episode 14

How to Survive a Medicare Audit

Dr. Gabriela de Bruin, GUEST

In this episode of Talking Sleep, we’re talking with Dr. Gabriela de Bruin about how to sail through a Medicare audit. Dr. de Bruin is vice chair of the AASM’s Coding and Compliance Committee and she discusses what to expect during an audit, potential red flags to auditors, and AASM resources available to help sleep practices organize and prepare for a Medicare audit. She also touches on the importance of documentation for patients who need to requalify for CPAP.

Gabriela de Bruin, MD, is assistant professor of neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and serves as vice chair of the AASM’s Coding and Compliance Committee. Dr. de Bruin regularly attends on the inpatient general neurology service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and sees patients at the Center for Advanced Medicine, the Sleep Medicine Center and at St. Louis Connect Care. She is an enthusiastic teacher and enjoys educating medical students, residents, fellows and her patients. Her clinical research interests include identifying diagnostic measures to aid in the early and accurate diagnosis of patients with rapidly progressive dementias, and characterizing the spectrum of sleep disorders affecting these patients.