NEW YORK, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has named S. Lawrence (Larry) Kocot, a prominent healthcare law and policy professional closely associated with the launch of Medicare Part D, to lead the new Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight within KPMG's Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice.
Kocot will be based in Washington D.C., and will assist KPMG's clients in assessing regulatory and policy trends driving health care transformation and industry convergence. The Center will focus on health care regulation and the broader implications of operating in a more collaborative and integrated U.S. healthcare payment and delivery environment.
"Healthcare organizations continue to face significant complexity on many fronts" said Kocot. "KPMG is well positioned to assist clients with navigating change in an increasingly regulated environment."
Kocot has been associated with a number of successful health care policy initiatives at the Brookings Institution, a leading policy research group, since 2007, following his federal government service as Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2004-07.
"Adding Larry's insights on emerging healthcare policy and regulatory trends will be a tremendous asset to our clients," said Ed Giniat, KPMG's U.S. Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice leader. "He is a recognized leader in assisting healthcare organizations reach their maximum potential in this new operating environment."
Kocot has served in senior leadership roles with a number of prominent organizations including, ICF International, Inc., the Partnership for a Healthier America, the Commonwealth Health Research Board, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In addition, Kocot has practiced law at Epstein Becker & Green P.C.; Dentons, US LLP; and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP.
About KPMG's Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice
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SOURCE KPMG LLP