Larry Kocot is a visiting fellow in Economic Studies. He is examining the challenges of access, quality, and financing that face the U.S. health care system. Mr. Kocot previously served as a senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this capacity, he was involved in a wide range of health care policy issues and operations related to Medicare and Medicaid. Notably, he was a key member of the management and operations team responsible for the national launch and operation of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D). Mr. Kocot is currently a principal with KPMG and national leader of the Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight. Prior to joining KPMG, Kocot practiced law with Epstein, Becker, Green, P.C. and earlier with Dentons, US LLP. Mr. Kocot served on the board of directors of ICF International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICFI) from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Kocot has served as a member of Virginia's Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB) from 2002–2012 and was chairman from 2005–2008.