Mr. Stephen Weiner is the Founding Chair of Mintz Levin’s National Health Law practice. He has had over 30 years of experience in the health care field as a policy maker, educator and attorney. He represents health care service providers in a broad array of legal matters. He works and has worked with providers in undertaking strategic positioning; structuring payer strategies and clinical integration initiatives; and in mergers, acquisitions, strategic affiliations, “demergers” and joint venture arrangements, including between tax-exempt and for-profit organizations. He has also been involved in a number of international health care activities, including participating in the structuring of the health care regulatory system for the Dubai Health Care City (DHCC), where he now serves as one of the five members of the DHCC licensing board. Domestically, Mr. Weiner has been very active with regard to the development and implementation of Massachusetts’ signature health care reform program and its state-initiated efforts to promote interoperable electronic health records, as well as with legislative efforts to restructure the health care payment and delivery system in Massachusetts. In addition, Mr. Weiner represents health care providers in developing, monitoring and restructuring relationships between hospitals and physicians; regulatory and reimbursement matters, including licensure, certification and determination (certificate) of need proceedings, managed care contracting, Medicare reimbursement and appeals, and Medicaid and uncompensated care pool reimbursement; general contracting; and, for academic medical centers specifically, clinical research, conflict of interest, relationships with affiliated medical schools and relationships with federally qualified community health centers. Mr. Weiner also works extensively with the U.S. Department of Defense on matters relating to the TRICARE Prime benefit and the operations of the U.S. Family Health Plan program. Mr. Weiner currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the Center for Medical Travel Research, San Antonio, Texas, and serves as pro bono legal counsel to the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care, an international foundation promoting compassionate care and more effective. Mr. Weiner is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Suffolk University School of Law, where he teaches a course on corporate relationships in the health care field that focuses on the constraints on business decisions created by application of antitrust law, fraud and abuse/Stark rules and the implications of being tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.