Kathleen P. Rubinstein

Healthcare Policy Analyst

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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.

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  • 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.
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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

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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

In The Blogs

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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
July 31, 2017
Editor’s Note – The next Capitol Hill Healthcare Update will be published after Labor Day when Congress reconvenes following its August recess. Republicans Contemplate Next Steps Amid ACA Flameout Congressional Republicans and President...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
July 24, 2017
Senate Readies for Key Procedural Vote on Healthcare Bill – Maybe Senate Republicans face a key procedural vote this week that would allow for debate of their healthcare legislation, but significant uncertainty remains about whether GOP...
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Health Law Update
CMS Proposes CY 2018 Quality Payment Program Policy Changes that Signal Intent to Reduce the Pace and Burdens of MACRA
July 18, 2017
On June 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a much anticipated rule outlining proposed payment and policy changes to the new Medicare Part B Quality Payment Program (QPP) that was created by the Medicare Access...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
July 17, 2017
Delayed Senate Health Vote Boon to GOP or Just Prolonging the Inevitable? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he would delay a key procedural vote scheduled for this week on the Republicans’ healthcare overhaul gave...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
July 10, 2017
Senate Reconvenes but No Health Votes Expected This Week The Senate reconvenes today following the Fourth of July recess, but senators are at least a week away – and perhaps even longer – from voting on legislation to replace the...
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