Kathryn S. Beard

J.D.

Kathryn Beard is the Associate Managing Editor for Current Awareness in the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S., and the lead editor of the Law & Health Blog. Her areas of expertise include the Affordable Care Act, health care reform, Medicaid expansion, social media, and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), including the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS), advanced alternative payment models (APMs), and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Kathryn presented a WK What Are The Experts Saying? webinar on the impacts of social media on health care compliance, curates topic landing pages on Medicaid Expansion and the Trump Administration Impact on Healthcare, edits the Medicaid Expansion State Compare Chart, and co-wrote white papers on the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, the 5th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, and the potential impacts of the Trump Administration. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Kathryn worked in private practice representing not-for-profit health care associations. She has a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, where she was the Senior Managing Editor for the Michigan State Law Review.