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
FDA Allowing Additional Comment Period for Draft Social Media Guidances
September 26, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for two draft social media guidances in response to requests for additional time to allow interested persons to submit comments.  Beginning September 29, 2014, the...
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Health Law Update
Purple Is the New Orange
September 25, 2014
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has published a list of licensed biological products and interchangeable biosimilars to be known as the Purple Book. The Purple Book is meant to be the biological...
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Health Law Update
Dot-com: A Health Professional’s Website Is Not Just Another Website
September 23, 2014
Many physicians and other health professionals maintain a robust Internet presence, including websites and portals to provide patients with information. However, I was recently reminded of how easy it is to overlook the regulatory...
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Health Law Update
FDA Regulation of Laboratory Developed Tests on the Horizon
September 22, 2014
At a contentious hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on September 9, 2014, lawmakers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clashed over proposed guidance from the FDA regarding the regulation of laboratory...
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Health Law Update
Late Push to Reauthorize CHIP Funding This Session
September 19, 2014
Approximately eight million children currently covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) may lose access to their pediatric-specific benefits and provider networks if legislation is not passed to extend federal funding for...
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