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 numerous former senior executive branch officials and former Capitol Hill staff members. 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

  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, we were named to the 2018 BTI Client Service 30 for the fourth consecutive year.

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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
September 11, 2018
This week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update” includes the latest on a pending Senate vote on opioid legislation as Congress races to enact a response to the crisis before the November election; the Senate votes to expand Sunshine Act...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
July 25, 2018
This week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update” includes the latest on a series of healthcare bills scheduled for House votes, including one to repeal the medical device tax; Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
July 17, 2018
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
June 26, 2018
LAWMAKERS COOL TO TRUMP PLAN ON HHS, GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION The response from lawmakers on Capitol Hill to the White House plan to reorganize the federal government – including proposed changes to multiple healthcare agencies – ranged...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
June 18, 2018
HOUSE OKs DOZENS OF OPIOID-RELATED BILLS; MORE VOTES SCHEDULED The House last week approved 38 bills that lawmakers hope will stem the opioid epidemic, and it scheduled votes this week on at least a dozen more. Most bills were...
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