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

In The Blogs

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Health Law Update
Ebola Information Quarantine: Balancing Patient Privacy With Public Health
October 31, 2014
Of all the complex legal issues raised by the recent cases of Ebola in the U.S., those concerning the delicate balance between preserving patients’ privacy rights and the need to disseminate information to protect public health may be...
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Health Law Update
Ebola and Emergency Access to FDA Unapproved Drugs in Life-Threatening Situations
October 31, 2014
As public health officials accelerate their efforts to develop a vaccine to combat Ebola—one that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved for use—some may ask if there is ever an option for critically ill patients...
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Health Law Update
Ebola Matters of First Impression; Law Lags Behind Policy
October 31, 2014
While we turn to science and laws to guide our response to matters in the healthcare industry, the entrance of the Ebola virus into our lives here in the U.S. has challenged our abilities, both from a medical and legal perspective. We know...
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Health Law Update
Obligations During the Ebola Crisis: Ethical and Practical Considerations
October 31, 2014
Providers and health professionals face many challenges in the shifting sands of the Ebola response, including the extent of their duties to each other and their patients and their obligations under a myriad of laws, including OSHA, ADA...
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Health Law Update
BakerHostetler to Address Ebola Concerns
October 30, 2014
Businesses around the U.S. now recognize the potential impact of the Ebola crisis on their operations, reputation and in some cases, bottom line. Healthcare providers found themselves on the front lines of the discussion from the time the...
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