Jeffrey D. Dunn, Pharm.D., M.B.A., is Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Programs and Industry Relations at MagellanRx (MRx). Prior to the business merger of MRx and Veridicus Health (VRx), Jeff was the Senior Vice President / Chief Clinical Officer / Board Member at VRx. MRx is a full service PBM and VRx incorporates PBM functions, P&T/formulary management, Medication Therapy Management (MTM)/Integrated Care Management (ICM), and government functions for commercial and Medicare Part D employer groups and health plans.
At MRx/VRx, Jeff oversees clinical functions, is involved in formulary (commercial and Medicare) management and benefit design, manages drug rebates, etc. He manages the VRx P&T process and sits on the MRx VAC. He also helps set strategy, including specialty management, with an emphasis on aligning medical and pharmacy benefits, channel management, site of care management, and unique benefit designs. VRx provides services to over 300,000 commercial members and over 10,000 Medicare Part D members. MRx provides services to over a million commercial and Medicaid members, and over 75,000 Medicare Part D members.
Previously Jeff was the Formulary and Contract Manager/Pharmacy Director for SelectHealth. SelectHealth is part of the integrated Intermountain Healthcare system that is comprised of 25 hospitals, 150 physician clinics and surgery centers, and more than 1,000 employed community-based physicians. It provides medical and pharmacy benefits to over 700,000 commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid members.
Dr. Dunn earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and his Master of Business Administration degree from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. What attracted Jeff to managed care were the same things that he still enjoys fifteen years after graduating from pharmacy school – the combination of clinical, financial, and operational aspects of health care; and the ability to find solutions that help populations improve outcomes and save money. Jeff has been able to save health plans, employer groups, and members (patients) millions of dollars, while improving health outcomes by helping develop integrated care management programs, a pharmacist-centric MTM program, specialty strategies, etc. Jeff also enjoys interacting and working with pharmacy residents and students – Jeff helped develop (and manage) the residency programs at SelectHealth and VRx. Jeff and his wife, Sarah Jane, have endowed scholarships at the University of Utah Colleges of Pharmacy and Social Work. The Dunn’s have four beautiful and talented daughters and currently live in Draper, UT.
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