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Pharmacy Benefit Services Strategy Specialist


CHRISTUS System Office


General Operations


Minimum Overnight Travel Up To 10 Percent


CHRISTUS Corp Irving Offices 919 and 909 Buildings


919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038
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Pharmacy Benefit Services Strategy Specialist Job in Irving


The Pharmacy Benefit Services Strategy Specialist will be responsible for supporting pharmacy benefit management initiatives and strategies to include working as part of the pharmacy team to implement and maintain pharmacy benefits, maintaining the integrity of clinical programs, and identifying and resolving technical, operational, and vendor problems. The Pharmacy Benefit Services Strategy Specialist also provides oversight of regulatory filings and website content.

  • Responsible for delegation oversight of multiple PBM vendors for all lines of business (Medicare, Commercial, USFHP).
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements and regulations related to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D operations and compliance.
  • Manages pharmacy regulatory submissions to CMS, TDI, OSI, LDI & DoD
  • Consult with compliance divisions to provide strategic enterprise support.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on Medicare, Health Insurance Exchange, and DoD regulations and guidelines applicable to pharmacy processes. 
  • Interprets policies and procedures and establishes guidelines to support pharmacy programs and ensure regulatory compliance. Update departmental policies as needed.
  • Informs and educates internal and external stakeholders on the features and services of the pharmacy programs.
  • Supports achievement of the pharmacy program financial and clinical outcome goals.
  • Supports internal and external audits.
  • Makes strategic recommendations including benefit design and formulary analysis, provision of clinical drug information, oversight of delegated P&T functions, rational drug formulary positioning, online system edits and restrictions, on-going clinical product evaluations, and client pharmacy benefit utilization and performance trends.
  • Participates on multidisciplinary quality and operational improvement teams as appropriate.
  • Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the pharmacy department.
  • Reviews key Part D key functions for evidence to document whether it meets compliance requirements for accuracy, includes, but not limited to: Claims, Coverage Determinations, Formulary Administration, PDE, and Reporting.
  • Uses clinical expertise to lead development of program success measures and performs periodic assessments of programs for Part D / PBM/ Coverage Determinations.
  • Communicate pharmacy-related written, digital, and telephone inquiries with the pertinent department that sent the original inquiry, i.e. Complaints, Appeals, and Grievances (CAG), Member Services, or Case Management.
  • Performs oversight of Comprehensive Medication Reviews (CMR) for Medicare members as part of the vendors Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program as scheduled
  • Monitors STARs Measures.
  • Ensures timely clinical recommendations of appeals to the Chief Medical Officer to meet regulatory timelines.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of company related business.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.


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Pharmacy Benefit Services Strategy Specialist