Kathy Ruggieri has joined WithumSmith+Brown (Withum), PC, as a principal and team member in the certified public accounting and advisory firm’s Healthcare Services Group. The New Jersey resident joins a highly responsive team of experts committed to serving integrated healthcare delivery systems, academic medical centers and hospitals, physician groups, long-term care organizations and various other healthcare service providers.
In addition to traditional tax and audit services, Withum’s Healthcare Services Group provides consulting and advisory services, including those related to revenue cycle, internal audit and corporate compliance, valuations and fair market value assessments and opinions, cloud solutions and cybersecurity.
“Highly accomplished and results-driven, Kathy brings to her new role a depth of expertise that will advance Withum’s posture and strength in healthcare during this increasingly complex post-reform era,” said Bill Hagaman, the firm’s managing partner and CEO. “Her insight, knowledge and leadership are a tremendous asset to our firm and a diverse healthcare client roster that is continually evolving to provide the highest quality of care.”
Ruggieri is a 34-year healthcare industry veteran who most recently served as vice president of a New Jersey-based, best-in-class healthcare finance and technology consulting firm. In this role, she oversaw revenue cycle, revenue integrity, reimbursement and emerging payment model strategy. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where she earned a B.S. in healthcare administration.
“I am pleased to join Withum’s Healthcare Services Group and galvanized by the talent and vision of our team members, who not only keep pace with – but remain in front of – the latest industry advancements and trends,” said Ruggieri. “I’m looking forward to helping shape the firm’s future healthcare services path, including a leadership role with revenue cycle consulting services.”
Established in 1974, Withum is a national top-ranking public accounting firm providing advisory, tax and audit services to businesses and individuals on a local-to-global scale. Withum also is a member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers committed to assisting clients to build and expand globally.