Kathleen P. Rubinstein

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Five Things to Know About the Medicare SGR Fix

H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), was signed into law by President Obama on April 16, 2015. A broad bipartisan compromise measure, MACRA repeals the much-maligned sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula used to determine physician payment rates and replaces it with a new incentive payment system; extends funding for the Children’s … Continue Reading

The ACA Five Years Later: A Good Investment or Risky Business? We Dare Not Opine!

The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, represents a significant legislative milestone in healthcare reform and a continuing communications challenge for providers. As we approach the mid-point of the law’s 10-year implementation trek, a look back at the healthcare investor market shows that despite … Continue Reading

Five Health Policy Issues to Watch in 2014

As we head into the mid-term election cycle, the ongoing implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to consume the nation’s healthcare industry and political leaders in 2014. On the horizon are several issues likely to dominate congressional time, despite the health policy fatigue felt by most legislators. Below is a … Continue Reading

Employers Face a Multitude of Deadlines and Decisions Despite Employer Mandate Delay

As previously reported, the U.S. Treasury Department has announced that the enforcement of the employer mandate taxes and reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is delayed until January 1, 2015. Although the enforcement of the employer mandate has been delayed for one year, there are still many issues that employers need to address. In a … Continue Reading

Sessions and Kobus Receive 2013 Distinguished Law Firm Writing Award

BakerHostetler counsel Lynn Sessions and partner Theodore Kobus III received the 2013 Distinguished Law Firm Writing Award from the Burton Foundation for Legal Achievement for their article, “The Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach,” published in the June 2012 edition of American Health Lawyers Association’s monthly members’ magazine, Connections. The Burton Awards, in association with the Library of Congress, … Continue Reading