Kathleen P. Rubinstein

Healthcare Policy Analyst

Houston
T 713.276.1650  |  F 713.751.1717

Kathleen P. Rubinstein is a policy analyst who partners with the Healthcare Industry and Public Policy Teams on developing and implementing strategies for achieving client policy goals and resolving their regulatory concerns. Her professional focus centers on matters involving healthcare policy including regulation under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Kathleen writes extensively on healthcare industry issues and frequently collaborates with the Healthcare Industry and Public Policy Teams on articles and presentations of topical interest. She is the Editor of the BakerHostetler Health Law Update newsletter and blog. A long time instructor at the University of Houston, Kathleen teaches a graduate seminar on healthcare policy for students of public administration, political science and the law.

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  • Works collaboratively on developing policy recommendations and legislative proposals; formulating strategic and tactical work plans and crafting communications strategies.
  • Plans and directs the work of stakeholder advisory groups in formulating solutions to complex policy problems.
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Experience

  • Works collaboratively on developing policy recommendations and legislative proposals; formulating strategic and tactical work plans and crafting communications strategies.
  • Plans and directs the work of stakeholder advisory groups in formulating solutions to complex policy problems.
  • Engages in research and analysis of existing and emerging policy topics; serves as an information resource on healthcare industry issues, developments and trends. 
  • Monitors, analyzes and assesses the impact of federal and state actions, legislation and rulemaking and emerging initiatives and proposals.
  • Participates in governmental policy and regulatory interactions at state and federal levels; prepares and manages government filings and submissions.

Recognitions

  • Recognition Award, University of Houston Masters of Public Administration Program 
  • List of Outstanding Graduates, National Association of Schools Public Affairs and Administration

Memberships

  • American Hospital Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • University of Houston MPA Program Alumni Network

Services

Industries

Emerging Issues

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • M.A., Public Administration, concentration in Health Policy Studies, University of Houston, 1996
  • B.A., Our Lady of the Lake University, 1992, with honors

Blog

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Health Law Update
OIG Proposed Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors and CMP Regulations: The End of Frustration or Just the Beginning?
October 20, 2014
On October 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an unexpected, yet long-awaited, set of proposed rules that would add new anti-kickback law safe harbors, protect additional...
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Health Law Update
Selby and Sessions Offer Advice for Building a Breach Response Team Before a Breach in an Article for CSO.com and CIO.com
October 15, 2014
Partners Judy Selby and Lynn Sessions co-authored an article entitled, “Building a Data Breach Response Team, Before You Have a Breach,” which was published by CSO.com and CIO.com on October 3, 2014. They advised companies to address the...
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Health Law Update
Lee Simowitz Discusses Antitrust in the Healthcare Industry
October 15, 2014
BakerHostetler partner Lee Simowitz spoke as part of the panel, “Negotiating the antitrust minefield,” during Modern Healthcare’s Virtual Conference and Expo, “Building Tomorrow’s Delivery Model: Forging a Path to Value,” on October 15...
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Health Law Update
Provider Competition Matters—Even for “Reference Pricing”
October 9, 2014
In a recent blog post, three Federal Trade Commission (FTC) economists splashed some cold water on advocates of “reference pricing” that seem to imply that such pricing “will increase competition between providers.”  In the FTC economists’...
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Health Law Update
CMS Offer Deadline to Settle Hospital Inpatient Claim Appeals Draws Near
October 7, 2014
In an attempt to clear the backlog of appeals of short inpatient stays, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a settlement offer for hospitals with claims currently pending in the appeals process. In...
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