Amy Nguyen Howell

Dr. Amy Nguyen Howell is a board-certified family practice physician. She currently oversees all clinical programs at CAPG and supports advocacy work in Sacramento and Washington, DC. She sits on the Population Based Payment Workgroup, as part of the Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), recommending national guidelines for an effective population based payment model. Additionally, she works with AHIP and CMS on the Core Measurement Collaborative, whereby she chairs the Patient Experience/ Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) Core Measure Set Workgroup, setting national core measures for patient activation. Further, she contributes to the Clinical Programs Committee at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which provides guidance on provider quality measures and requirements. Finally, Dr. Nguyen is an adjunct faculty member at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and teaches a Master’s-level class on quality of care.

She has most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer at Easy Choice Health Plan, a WellCare Company, where she oversaw clinical direction of medical services within appeals and grievances, care management, utilization management and quality improvement for 60,000 Medicare patients and 15,000 SNP members. Dr. Nguyen has extensive managed care experience overseeing revenue, quality and cost savings for over 500,000 lives in Commercial, Medicaid and Medicare lines of businesses. She has built strategic partnerships between medical groups, hospitals, external vendors and sales, especially in the areas of Advanced Illness Management, Care Coordination, Dual Eligibles, and Practice Transformation.

Dr. Nguyen continues to serve as a family physician at Playa Vista Medical Center and has held many clinical and medical organization leadership roles including lead clinician and family physician at United Health Centers, a federally qualified health center, regional medical director for Health Net, and urgent care physician at UCLA-Santa Monica Bay Physicians Group. She has worked with the underserved and indigent communities in both rural and urban areas.

Dr. Amy Nguyen graduated with honors from Howard University School of Medicine and is board-certified in family medicine with training completed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Afterwards, she received her Masters in Business Administration at University of California-Fresno State, with an emphasis on Finance. She is a National Health Service Corps Scholar and Ambassador and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.

She speaks English, Spanish, Vietnamese and French and has travelled internationally, leading medical mission trips to Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Kenya, and Vietnam. She lives with her family in Santa Monica, CA.