Healthcare Policy

Overview

BakerHostetler’s Healthcare Policy team combines the efforts of experienced health law practitioners and policy professionals on behalf of clients seeking to resolve or avert public policy concerns through legislative or administrative action. We serve as partners and counselors for our clients as they navigate today’s complex and rapidly changing healthcare industry environment.

A Full Range of Capabilities

We approach our clients individually to craft a strategy for advocacy. This involves spending time with the client’s team to identify priorities, strengths, and issues of concern. Our team employs a strategy that engages members and staff from both sides of the political aisle and invites all interested parties to participate in crafting a legislative, regulatory, or administrative solution that both addresses the client’s concerns and adheres to sound principles of government policy. Policy achievements are accomplished through bipartisan advocacy efforts.

Our team develops strategic plans tailored to specific legislative and administrative goals. The team includes a former U.S. Ambassador, numerous former senior executive branch officials, and former Capitol Hill staff. Our extensive knowledge base and government contacts allow us to navigate the political waters in Washington, D.C., and beyond for healthcare industry clients interested in influencing the direction of change.

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Our team understands the core healthcare issues that drive our clients’ strategies, and we work seamlessly to provide health policy-focused services and solutions for a wide variety of clients, including:

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Physician Groups
  • Home Health and Hospice Care
  • Dental Practices
  • Long-term Care Providers
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Suppliers of Healthcare-related Goods
  • Trade Associations
  • Pharmacies
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Biologics and Cosmetics

Select Experience

  • Represent the nation’s leading pediatric hospital association in their efforts to develop special national network options in Medicaid policy for children with complex conditions; called the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (HR 546/S 298), a bipartisan legislative initiative.
  • Represent hospitals in Texas and Washington State in challenging a CMS interpretation of the hospital-specific DSH reimbursement limit relative to the calculation of Medicaid shortfall.
  • Represent hospitals before Congress relating to Medicaid, CHIP, state-needed payments, and other government program reimbursement matters.
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Experience

  • Represent the nation’s leading pediatric hospital association in their efforts to develop special national network options in Medicaid policy for children with complex conditions; called the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (HR 546/S 298), a bipartisan legislative initiative.
  • Represent hospitals in Texas and Washington State in challenging a CMS interpretation of the hospital-specific DSH reimbursement limit relative to the calculation of Medicaid shortfall.
  • Represent hospitals before Congress relating to Medicaid, CHIP, state-needed payments, and other government program reimbursement matters.
  • Routinely work with CMS, HRSA, CMM, and FDA to present client concerns, provide regulatory comments, and draft policy.
  • Advise pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologic manufacturers as well as private equity funds on recent FDA policy actions.
  • Represent clients in 340B and other reimbursement-related matters.

Recognition

  • BTI Client Service 30: BakerHostetler advanced 19 positions to #9 (2016)

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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
November 13, 2017
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
November 6, 2017
December Most Likely Timetable for CHIP Even After House Approval The House last week voted to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2022, but disagreements over how to pay for the program are likely to delay...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
October 30, 2017
House Plans CHIP Vote This Week but Final Action Not Likely Until December House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said lawmakers will vote this week on legislation to renew federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance...
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Health Law Update
Physicians in the Bulls-eye
October 25, 2017
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
October 23, 2017
White House Eyes Panel on Drug Prices While Senators Call for Transparency President Donald Trump is considering appointing lawmakers to a bipartisan commission that would develop strategies to lower prescription drug prices, while...
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