What They’re Watching: Anna Loengard

Anna Loengard, Chief Medical Officer at The Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physicians Network, joins us in this edition of What They’re Watching to talk about HMSA and payment transformation.

I would say in Hawaii, here really looking at what HMSA is doing in payment transformation, I think it’s been a really good start. And I think there’s a lot of anxiety in the marketplace, in general there’s so much going on all at once. I think HMSA is doing an increasingly good job at communicating what their real goals are, which I think are going to be really positive for primary care over the next several years, but I think we have a lot of really anxious doctors. I think that access and having enough physicians to care for patients and figuring out innovative ways to expand the reach of some of our PCPs and specialists as well.