Kara Gainer is director of regulatory affairs at APTA.
She has extensive knowledge and experience working on policies related to Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform, and provider billing and reimbursement. Before joining the association in 2017, she was a health care consultant with Drinker Biddle & Reath, where she developed and executed public policy strategies for her clients that integrated legislative, regulatory, and communications efforts. She also was an attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, and she clerked with the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana and her law degree from the University of Montana School of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.