NYC Program on Effective Clinical Documentation Improvement and Compliance at Healthcare Financial Management Association

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2008

Dr. Ruthann Russo, author of A Compelling Case for Clinical Documentation ( and creator of the CAMP Method training system and Joseph J. Russo, Esq., compliance attorney, announce their joint presentation to the Healthcare Financial Management Association in New York City on December 4. Registration is available at

The Russos’ presentation will address legal issues that impact hospital clinical documentation programs. Joseph Russo will discuss the new plans under James G. Sheehan — New York’s Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. Atty. Russo will also describe some of the U.S. Office of the Inspector General’s recent investigations of clinical documentation programs.

Dr. Ruthann Russo shows how working through a hospital’s physicians, and not around them is the most effective method in achieving high quality clinical documentation. Using the CAMP Method for clinical documentation involves coaching, asking, mastering, and peer learning, and Dr. Russo describes each of these pieces and how to use them.

Other sections of the presentation include how to identify clinical documentation synergies with the electronic medical record and how to achieve strategic alignment with the hospital’s medical staff using clinical documentation practices.

About Dr. Ruthann Russo:

Ruthann Russo, PhD, JD, MPH, RHIT is a managing director with Navigant Consulting and a partner in the law firm of Russo and Russo, LLP based in New York City and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has been working in and advising healthcare organizations and their medical staffs for over 20 years. Previously the chief executive officer of HP3, Inc., HP3 Research Institute, and Cabot Marsh Corporation, Dr. Russo has written seven books addressing the industry-wide issues of documentation, coding, and compliance in healthcare. She also wrote Mindful Healthcare: The Conscious Person’s Guide to Living in Harmony with the U.S. Healthcare System. She created the HealthMap program to help healthcare consumers proactively create a vision and plan for their care.

About Atty. Joseph J. Russo:

Attorney Joseph J. Russo is founder and Senior Partner of the law firm of Russo & Russo, LLP. The firms’ practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, corporate law, employment law, healthcare law, and criminal defense. He previously served as general counsel for HP3, Inc and Cabot Marsh Corporation and was the Compliance Officer and Healthcare Attorney for Quadramed Corporation. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit).

Contact Information

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