Lance Lang, MD, FAAFP, serves as chief medical officer of Covered California, the state health benefits exchange. He also holds an appointment as clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.


Dr. Lang served as clinical director for the California Quality Collaborative (CQC) from 2010–15. His work at CQC included leading an advanced primary care practice coaching collaborative. His background in primary care redesign dates to the early 1990s when Ed Wagner included his family practice in the first pilot of the chronic care model at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.


Dr. Lang served as national vice president and clinical quality officer for Health Net, Inc., from 2000 to 2009. Previously, Dr. Lang was vice president and national director of clinical computing at Kaiser Permanente, following 19 years of clinical and leadership experience with Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.


He attended Pomona College, the University of Connecticut Medical School, and received family medicine training at Duke University where he also served as chief resident.


Recent Posts by Lance Lang

Moving The Needle On Primary Care: Covered California’s Strategy To Lower Costs And Improve Quality

Covered California, a state health insurance exchange, has taken advantage of its role as a purchaser to work with health plans and clinicians to implement policies to emphasize and enhance the role of primary care.