Stephen M. Weiner, a Member and chair of the Health Law section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. will speak at a seminar sponsored by the National Federation of Municipal Analysts entitled “Assessing Risk and Opportunity in the Changing Healthcare Industry.” The seminar takes place January 24-25 in New Orleans.
Mr. Weiner will be part of a panel entitled “Understanding the Trend of Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions.”
Mr. Weiner has more than 30 years of experience in health care as a policy maker, educator, and attorney representing health care services providers in a broad array of matters, in the U.S. and abroad. He has been active in the development of Massachusetts’ signature health care reform program as well as in the implementation of the Commonwealth’s electronic health record initiative. Internationally, he played a key role in structuring the health care regulatory system for Dubai Healthcare City and has represented many organizations engaged in “medical tourism.”
Mr. Weiner currently serves as the board chair of The HealthWell Foundation, one of the leading national charitable organizations providing financial assistance to underinsured persons in need of high cost drug treatments. He has served as a board member of Massachusetts Health Council and the Beth Israel Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and as a member of the House of Delegates of the Massachusetts Easter Seal Society.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Weiner served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission, Special Assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts for health policy and Director of the Boston University Center for Law and Health Sciences. Nationally ranked by Chambers USA for his strategic and policy work, he has been named among The Best Lawyers in America, Boston’s Best Lawyers as well as an “Outstanding Hospital Lawyer” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.