Kathleen P. Rubinstein

Healthcare Policy Analyst

Houston
T +1.713.276.1650
F +1.713.751.1717

Overview

Kathleen Rubinstein is a policy analyst with the Healthcare Industry and Government Policy practices. Laboring at the intersection of public policy and healthcare law for much of her career, Kathleen assists healthcare providers in navigating the uncertainties of a shifting policy landscape. Her work focuses on the regulation and financing of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and government-led initiatives on healthcare reform. A long-time adjunct faculty member of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Houston, Kathleen teaches a graduate seminar that prepares students to apply policy analysis tools and approaches to contemporary problems in healthcare.

Kathleen collaborates regularly with her law firm colleagues on developing articles and presentations of topical interest for healthcare clients. She is the founding editor and content curator for the BakerHostetler Health Law Update newsletter and blog. Well known as an informational resource on healthcare policy and related issues, she presents seminars for clients, speaks to organizations and instructs law students on the role of government in healthcare.

Select Experience

  • Instrumental in the development and operational management of a coalition of the nation’s largest freestanding children’s hospitals with a shared interest in advancing national solutions for reforming the Medicaid program.
  • Actively engaged in strategic planning and policy development from conception to advocacy for the creation of a nationally-designated network in Medicaid for children with medical complexity.
  • Led a complex multi-stakeholder technical advisory and policy consensus building effort to promote information sharing, participatory decision-making and coordinated responses to specific legislative interest by Congress and federal healthcare agencies.
More »

Experience

  • Instrumental in the development and operational management of a coalition of the nation’s largest freestanding children’s hospitals with a shared interest in advancing national solutions for reforming the Medicaid program.
  • Actively engaged in strategic planning and policy development from conception to advocacy for the creation of a nationally-designated network in Medicaid for children with medical complexity.
  • Led a complex multi-stakeholder technical advisory and policy consensus building effort to promote information sharing, participatory decision-making and coordinated responses to specific legislative interest by Congress and federal healthcare agencies.
  • Collaborated with public relations professionals on proposals for message development, branding and communication plans in support of policy change.
  • Led the successful execution of a year-long effort to secure federal, state and local regulatory approvals for the acquisition of a large group of long-term care facilities that involved interfacing with a multitude of regulators across the U.S.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Recognition Award, University of Houston Masters of Public Administration Program
  • Sponsor, Student Best Paper Award, University of Houston MPA Alumni Association
  • Alumni Profile, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration

Memberships

  • AcademyHealth
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Hospital Association
  • University of Houston Alumni Association
  • University of Houston MPA Alumni Association

Publications

Alerts

Services

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

Previous Next
Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
November 13, 2017
SENATE COMMITTEES TO REVIEW TRUMP’S HHS PICK The year-end schedules of the Senate HELP and Finance committees just became more clogged, as the two panels will lead the review of President Trump’s nominee to be Health & Human Services (HHS)...
Read More ->
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...
Read More ->
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...
Read More ->
Health Law Update
Physicians in the Bulls-eye
October 25, 2017
Several recently reported cases highlight the growing risk physicians face if they succumb to competitive pressures, especially offers of remuneration from labs, pharmacies, home health agencies and other providers to whom they refer. In...
Read More ->
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...
Read More ->