Mintz Levin Attorney Stephen Weiner to Speak at Society for Behavorial Medicine Annual Meeting

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stephen M. Weiner, a member and chair of the Health Law practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will speak as part of the pre-conference program at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine. The organization’s 32nd annual meeting is being held April 27 -30 at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Weiner’s topic will be “The Politics and Policies of Health Care Reform: Life with the Affordable Care Act.” The pre-conference program is entitled “The Role of Behavioral Medicine in Cancer Prevention and Control in the Health Care Debate”

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 represents many organizations engaged in “medical tourism.”

Mr. Weiner currently serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Health Council and is 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 served as a board member of the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 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.

Outside of the health care field, Mr. Weiner is a member of the board of trustees of The Boston Ballet, Opera Boston and the New England Conservatory Lab Charter School Foundation.

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