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
“Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”* — Doctors, Vets, and Lawyers in the Antitrust Crosshairs
July 1, 2015
Supreme Court Decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission Prompts Legal Challenges to State Professional Boards Earlier this month a Texas federal district court judge granted a motion by Teladoc...
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Health Law Update
The Deeper Dive: C-Suite to Prison Pipeline
June 26, 2015
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been criticized for failing to prosecute executives for fraud, particularly in the financial sector. In response, the DOJ has begun to more heavily emphasize identifying individual...
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Health Law Update
King v. Burwell: “Thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act”
June 26, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court in King v. Burwell, upheld the availability of subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on either a state or federal Exchange. While the Court’s 6-3 decision is being hailed politically as a major...
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Health Law Update
OIG Fraud Alert Cautions Against Sham Medical Director Arrangements
June 24, 2015
The HHS OIG recently issued a brief fraud alert (Fraud Alert) reminding physicians that inappropriate compensation arrangements may lead to enforcement actions under the federal anti-kickback statute and Civil Monetary Penalties Law...
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Health Law Update
OIG Advisory Opinion 15-07: An Indicator of Clinical Trial Copayment Change?
June 24, 2015
“You scratch my back, I scratch yours” arrangements are common in business transactions. These agreements are risky in the healthcare space, however, with the potential to implicate civil and criminal sanctions. Whether involving a...
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