Mr. Diego Loinaz-Martin
Partner, President & Chief Legal Counsel
Mr. Loinaz has a BA from the Interamerican University, where he continued and concluded his JD in 1996. After a few years in Insurance Defense Litigation, he proceeded to obtain a Master’s degree in Health Law from the Institute of Health Law of Loyola University in Chicago. Upon his return to the Island, Mr. Loinaz joined Triple-S, Inc. as Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer of their Medicaid business. Triple –S was the largest Medicaid MCO at the time. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Loinaz joined a turnaround team who took a small insurer to the second largest locally.
As VP of Corporate Affairs at MCS, he founded the Corporate Integrity Office and Legal Department and also was accountable for Human Resources and the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Medicaid subsidiary in joint venture with Wellpoint. In 2003, Mr. Loinaz also spearheaded major initiatives such as the operational implementation of the Administrative Simplification sections of the Health Insurance and Portability Act and chaired the feasibility and implementation of the Medicare Advantage initiative in 2004. Soon thereafter, Mr. Loinaz proceeded to launch our law firm, focused primarily in corporate, insurance and health law.
Mr. Loinaz also has entrepreneurial and business experience. He founded a non-emergency transportation company and an insurance brokerage firm which are now operated under the auspice of other executives. Mr. Loinaz served as Senior Healthcare Advisor for the governor of Puerto Rico. In doing so, Mr. Loinaz provided advice on federal and local health care public policy and administrative matters of all agencies concerning health services to citizens. Upon his return to private life, Mr. Loinaz retook the leadership of the firm and has since been dedicated to expanding practice areas and markets while improving on the quality and urgency needed to advice healthcare clients.