Krista Ward, MBA

Krista Ward

Krista Ward, MBA, is Senior Director, Medicaid, at Express Scripts. She has more than 10 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 the Medicaid regulatory support, Medicaid research, developing innovative Medicaid solutions, and Medicaid implementation and client support for our 37 health plans in 25 states. In her role, Krista helps drive Express Scripts Medicaid strategy and has become 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. Her team has helped multiple clients and State Medicaid agencies 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 leads two Medicaid-focused task groups for and serves as a co-chair for the Government Programs workgroup at the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).

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