Krista Ward, MBA

Krista Ward

Krista Ward, MBA, is a Senior Director of Medicaid at Express Scripts.  She has more than 13 years of Medicaid experience managing both medical and pharmacy benefits for managed care organizations (MCOs) and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).  At Express Scripts, she leads a team responsible for Medicaid regulatory support, business development-related activities and Medicaid strategy.  In her role, Krista helps drive Express Scripts Medicaid strategy and is the company’s leading subject matter expert on Medicaid while also serving as one of the company’s subject matter experts on the 340B program.  In her years of Medicaid experience, she has helped build Medicaid MCOs from an operations and contracting perspective in the medical benefit and has helped others implement a managed care pharmacy benefit in Medicaid.  Krista’s work for the Medicaid line of business was recognized when she received The Express Way Award in 2012 for demonstrating the company’s values of passion and service.  She has been a guest speaker on Medicaid at numerous industry conferences, has testified before numerous legislative committees regarding Medicaid reform and has participated in a number of panel discussions on issues of importance to Medicaid plans and the future of Medicaid.  She also co-leads three Medicaid-focused task groups and previously served as a co-chair for the Government Programs work group at the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).

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