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
Connecticut’s Attorney General Wants to Know if You Are Going to Join Forces With a Healthcare Provider Before You Pull the Trigger
April 24, 2014
Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared on BakerHostetler’s Antitrust Advocate blog. Back in early 2013, Connecticut’s Attorney General (AG) formed a “Health Care Competition Working Group” within his office to examine the potential...
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Health Law Update
The National Labor Relations Board Continues Its Full-Frontal Attack on Employers’ Rules of Conduct
April 18, 2014
Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared on BakerHostetler’s Employment Law Spotlight blog. The National Labor Relations Board (Board) continues its full-frontal attack on reasonable rules of conduct promulgated by employers in two...
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Health Law Update
ONC’s Security Risk Assessment Tool Is Useful But Could Be Improved
April 16, 2014
Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared on BakerHostetler’s Data Privacy Monitor blog. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a Security Risk Assessment Tool (SRA Tool) on March 28. ...
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Health Law Update
Will Camp Tax Plan Impact Charitable Giving and Tax-exempt Organizations?
April 11, 2014
Editor’s Note: The following article was originally published to BakerHostetler’s WealthDirector blog. In late February 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released a nearly 1,000 page discussion draft...
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Health Law Update
There’s a Code for That: Counting Down to ICD-10 and a Poem to Help You Remember!
April 9, 2014
Editor’s Note:  We originally published this article to our Health Law Update Blog prior to Congress extending the ICD-10 compliance deadline.  Therefore, we have revised our language to indicate that changes to coding are coming in the...
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