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
A Step Forward in Approving Lower-Cost “Generic” Biologic Drugs
January 28, 2015
A federal advisory panel has helped clear the path for what may be the first biosimilar biologic drug ever approved in the United States. Interestingly, generics of traditional drugs have been available in the U.S. for decades as a less...
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Health Law Update
FDA Proposes Electronic Distribution of Prescribing Information
January 27, 2015
Drug manufacturers may no longer be required to distribute prescribing information on paper—with limited exceptions—and instead may have to distribute that same information electronically. The FDA recently issued a proposed rule that, if...
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Health Law Update
Top 10 Most Read Health Law Update Blog Posts in 2014
January 23, 2015
BakerHostetler launched the Health Law Update blog in 2014 as an enhancement of the Health Law Update newsletter. To commemorate this first anniversary, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 popular posts from the blog’s inaugural year...
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Health Law Update
IRS Issues Final Regulations on Requirements for Charitable Hospital Organizations
January 22, 2015
On December 29, 2014, Final Regulations providing guidance regarding the requirements for charitable hospital organizations were issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The ACA, enacted March 23, 2010, added new requirements in...
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Health Law Update
New Limitations on RAC Program
January 21, 2015
In March 2014, CMS temporarily suspended the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program until it secured new contracts. The contracts for the program expired in June 2014, and in August, CMS said that it would restart the program on a...
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