Boston,MassachusettsDr. Kang is the Director of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) Office of Clinical Standards and Quality. His responsibilities include developing national coverage policies and quality standards for Medicare providers, collecting clinical data to support Agency initiatives, overseeing quality improvement activities, and managing Medicare's peer review program. In his capacity as HCFA's Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Kang works on clinical policy, purchasing initiatives, and quality of care issues in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. From 1995-1997 he was the Chief Medical Officer of HCFA's Office of Managed Care and was responsible for its effort to require Health Plan Employer Data Information Set, Consumer Association of Health Plan Survey, Quality Improvement System for Managed Care and the office's Beneficiary Education Campaign.
As a White House Fellow in 1994-95, Dr. Kang first served as a Special Assistant to U.S. Small Business Administrator Phil Lader, and then later moved to HCFA to serve as a Special Assistant to HCFA Administrator Bruce Vladeck. He served as the Chief Medical Officer for HCFA's Office of Managed Care from 1995-97, and the Chief Medical Officer for HCFA's Center for Health Plan and Providers from 1997-98.
His career began in 1984 at the Urban Medical Group in Boston, where he served as Executive Director and staff physician until 1994. During his tenure as Executive Director, the group participated in two capitated managed care programs for the elderly based on Secure Horizon's and On Lok/PACE models. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics (added qualifications), and he did his residency training at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. He received his MD from UC San Francisco, MPH from UC Berkeley, and BA from Harvard College.