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
Defending Competitive Harm with Efficiencies: A Fire Swamp of Trouble
May 25, 2017
The use of efficiencies as a defense remains without a firm footing in law when a transaction has demonstrable and substantial anticompetitive effects. In Rob Reiner’s classic fantasy adventure The Princess Bride, Princess Buttercup and...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
May 23, 2017
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Health Law Update
No More Tears: A Few Recommended Steps in Response to WannaCry Ransomware
May 23, 2017
The attack resulted in some hospitals canceling operations and appointments because critical patient data could not be accessed. On May 12, 2017, thousands of companies across the globe saw the first signs of a prolific malware outbreak...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
May 19, 2017
Senate Panel OKs FDA User Fees Legislation reauthorizing FDA user fees for prescription and generic drugs, biosimilars, and medical devices won wide bipartisan approval last week in a Senate committee, teeing up approval by the full...
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Health Law Update
May 16, 2017
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), despite being enacted more than 30 years ago, has produced a case examining the applicability of malpractice damages limitations that bears watching. In Scott v. Ruston...
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