Lance Lang has been a physician leader in quality improvement in the state of California since 1997. He served as Chief Medical Officer for Covered California, the state health benefits exchange, from 2015 until his retirement in 2020. He continues to advise Covered California and consults on topics related to the promotion of advanced primary care as well as integration and coordination of care. He holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Quality Forum.
Dr. Lang served as Clinical Director for the California Quality Collaborative (CQC) from 2010 to 2015. His work at CQC included leading an Advanced Primary Care Practice Coaching Collaborative and serving as a coach in the hospital safety program, Partnership for Patients, sponsored by the CMS Innovation Center.
Dr. Lang served as National Vice President and Clinical Quality Officer for Health Net, Inc. from 2000 to early 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.
Dr. Lang was certified by the American Board of Family Practice 1978-2014 and earned added qualification in geriatrics in 1988. 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.