kimberly brandt


Kimberly Brandt is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. based policy firm Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC where she advises the firm’s clients on a wide range of healthcare regulatory, enforcement, and policy issues.  She also serves as an Advisor to Enhanced Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm committed to partnership with family and founder-run businesses, and sits on the board of two of their portfolio companies. 

Prior to her current private sector roles, Kim served as Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations and Policy of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  In that role she supported the Administrator in overseeing all activities necessary for the operation and management of CMS’ $1.4 trillion dollar budget, 140 million beneficiaries and its programs, including, Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  

Kim served as Chief Oversight Counsel and General Counsel on the staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee from January 2011 – August 2017.  Before joining the Finance Committee staff, Kim was a Senior Counsel at Alston & Bird in Washington, D.C.

Her previous government service includes serving for seven years as the CMS Director of the Medicare Program Integrity Group.  Prior to her first tenure at CMS, Kim worked for five years at the HHS Office of Inspector General as a Senior Counsel and Director of External Affairs.