Kathleen P. Rubinstein

Healthcare Policy Analyst

Houston
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Overview

Kathleen P. Rubinstein is a policy analyst in the Healthcare Industry and Government Policy practices. Laboring at the intersection of public policy and healthcare law for much of her career, Kathleen works with clients on developing and implementing strategies for advancing their public policy goals and addressing their regulatory concerns. In this role, she focuses on federal and state legislative and rulemaking actions and serves as an information resource for clients on healthcare industry issues. She is highly experienced in matters involving regulation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Kathleen frequently collaborates with her law firm colleagues on articles and presentations of topical interest to the healthcare industry. She is the founding editor and curator of content for the BakerHostetler Health Law Update newsletter and the Health Law Update blog, which offer insightful reporting and analysis of developing issues in healthcare law. Well known for her knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system, Kathleen has led staff education seminars for clients and lectured law students on the role of government in healthcare. She is a long-time adjunct faculty member of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Houston where she teaches a graduate seminar on healthcare policy.

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  • Instrumental in developing and managing a coalition of 20 freestanding children’s hospitals with a shared interest in advancing national solutions for reforming the Medicaid program. 
  • Actively engaged in the strategic planning and development of policy alternatives and proposals, legislative language, advocacy, branding and communications plans for the creation of a nationally-designated network in Medicaid for children with medical complexity. 
  • Organizes and manages the work of stakeholder groups; plans and directs consensus building efforts in support of key policy objectives.  
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Experience

  • Instrumental in developing and managing a coalition of 20 freestanding children’s hospitals with a shared interest in advancing national solutions for reforming the Medicaid program. 
  • Actively engaged in the strategic planning and development of policy alternatives and proposals, legislative language, advocacy, branding and communications plans for the creation of a nationally-designated network in Medicaid for children with medical complexity. 
  • Organizes and manages the work of stakeholder groups; plans and directs consensus building efforts in support of key policy objectives.  
  • Engages in client policy audits and strategic planning to identify policy goals and priorities, assess advocacy efforts, and devise work plans and timelines for advancing client objectives. 
  • Produces client e-mail briefings including during passage of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Participates in government policy and regulatory interactions at state and federal levels; prepares and manages government filings and submissions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Recognition Award, University of Houston Masters of Public Administration Program 
  • Alumni Profile, Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration

Memberships

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

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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
OIG Report Estimates CMS Paid Millions in Erroneous Meaningful Use Incentives
June 28, 2017
On June 12, 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report entitled Medicare Paid Hundreds of Millions in Electronic Health Record Incentive Payments That Did Not Comply With Federal...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
June 26, 2017
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Health Law Update
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Reporting Requirements for Updating Your CMS Provider Enrollment
June 22, 2017
With the possibility of significant penalties for improperly reported transactions, it is important to understand how certain changes necessitate specific reporting. Is your organization considering a stock transfer, a merger, a change in...
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Health Law Update
Exaggerated Diagnosis Codes and Inadequate Provider Networks: Allegations of Medicare Advantage Fraud Settled for $32.5 Million
June 20, 2017
The latest settlement involving Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations highlights not only the government’s continuing enforcement focus on Medicare Part C but also the vulnerabilities inherent in that program. In United States ex rel...
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Health Law Update
Doc, Can You Hear Me Now? Telehealth Finally Comes of Age in Texas
June 20, 2017
After many years of heated and contentious debate, and opposition by the Texas Medical Association and the executive director of the Texas Medical Board, Texas has significantly revised its telemedicine statute to permit the routine...
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