Managing Pharmacy to Manage Costs
During our Managing Pharmacy to Manage Costs webinar, you'll discover how your pharmacy benefits work and how aligning the financial levers of our program with your health plan helps control costs. You'll also learn about network, benefit design and formulary options that put you in the driver's seat.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
Meet the presenters
Matt Hosford, R.Ph., vice president and chief pharmacy officer
Matt is vice president and chief pharmacy officer and leads the clinical and operational facets of the Wellmark pharmacy program, including the processing of pharmacy claims, pharmacy network management and the formulary development process, in order to successfully manage rising drug cost trends.
That position includes serving as the chair of Wellmark's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, which is responsible for guiding clinical decisions that are the foundations of a diverse pharmacy product portfolio.
A native of Wales, United Kingdom, Matt received his pharmacy degree from Drake University and has been a registered pharmacist in the State of Iowa since 1996.
Shanda Harclerode, PharmD, clinical pharmacy operations leader, Wellmark
Shanda is responsible for the development and implementation of processes and initiatives designed to effectively manage pharmacy trend and provide Wellmark's customers highly competitive pharmacy benefit products and services.
Lana Overturf, senior product manager
Lana has over 15 years of health care marketing experience. She is responsible for evaluating and implementing products for Wellmark's Large Groups and National Accounts. She holds a bachelor of art's degree from Iowa State University in both marketing and communications.