Chief Medical Officer, MassHealth
Dr. Carolyn Langer is the Chief Medical Officer of MassHealth, the Massachusetts state Medicaid program. In this role, she directs the Office of Clinical Affairs and provides clinical leadership to the Medicaid program. Dr. Langer has been among the lead contributors to MassHealth’s payment and care delivery reform efforts, including MassHealth’s Primary Care Payment Reform Initiative and MassHealth’s ACO initiative where she co-chaired the Quality Measurement Advisory Workgroup.
Dr. Langer sits on the Massachusetts Statewide Quality Advisory Committee, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review Advisory Board, and the Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Systems Integration Project Steering Committee. She previously co-chaired the Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition, served on the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) Board of Directors, and sat on the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on the Quality of Medical Practice.
Dr. Langer has an extensive career as a physician executive, including positions as Medical Director at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Fallon Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Tufts Health Care Institute, and as VP and Chief Medical Officer at ManagedComp (a managed care workers' compensation company). Dr. Langer received the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's 2016 Leadership in Public Health Practice Award. In 2012 she received the Boston Business Journal Champion in Healthcare Award (Administrator category).
Dr. Langer holds an appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and further serves as an Instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the Health Policy and Management Department at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Langer received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her residency at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is board certified in occupational medicine. Dr. Langer holds a law degree and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. She is also a retired Colonel and former flight surgeon in the Army National Guard.