Matt Hosford

1st Term: 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019upload 10/31/16
nicole kerr
Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Degrees:

PharmD, 1996, Drake University

 

Background:

A native of Wales, United Kingdom, Matt Hosford received his pharmacy degree from Drake University and has been a registered pharmacist in the State of Iowa since 1996. He is a member of the American Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Iowa Pharmacist's Association.

Matt was recently appointed by the governor of Iowa to a four-year term as a commissioner on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.  In addition he is a diplomat for the Drake University Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Student Chapter, a member of the Iowa Pharmacist Association New Practice Model Task Force and a member of the BlueCross BlueShield Association National Council of Physician and Pharmacist Executives.

Hosford is vice president and chief pharmacy officer for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and leads the clinical and operational facets of the Wellmark pharmacy program.  This 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. Additionally, Hosford oversees vendors and utilization management programs in order to successfully contain rising drug costs. Hosford has served in various roles within the pharmacy department since joining Wellmark in 2007

Hosford is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve where he most recently served as a combat support officer and a company commander. Hosford was twice awarded the Bronze Star and a Combat Action Badge for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Hosford was recently appointed by the governor of Iowa to a four-year term as a commissioner on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.  In addition he is a diplomat for the Drake University Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Student Chapter, a member of the Iowa Pharmacist Association New Practice Model Task Force and a member of the BlueCross BlueShield Association National Council of Physician and Pharmacist Executives.

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