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Matthew C. Palmgren, PharmD

President, Int'Ovation

Matthew C. Palmgren, PharmD, is President of Int’Ovation, a healthcare solutions company. Dr. Palmgren has over 20 years experience in the pharmacy area. He has practiced in Medicaid, Commercial and Medicare healthcare plans, retail and hospital pharmacies including pharmacy association management. Dr. Palmgren is a nationally recognized speaker and advisor to employers, brokers, physician groups, managed care organization and pharmaceutical companies.

Recent projects include Affordable Care Act implementation for multiple health plans, participating in multi-disciplinary key opinion leader think tank meetings, integrating physician practices into accountable care organizations, innovative process mapping different health care systems to understand the multiple components to health care reform.

Prior to launching Int’Ovation, Dr. Palmgren was Director of Pharmacy Programs for the government business and emerging markets business unit of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. In this role, he was responsible for the pharmacy programs in the BlueCross Senior Care Division, which serves Medicare Advantage and Part D members, and the Volunteer State Health Plan, which oversees TennCare and Cover Tennessee programs. He chaired the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Joint Oversight committees for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and Tennessee’s Part D programs.

Before joining BlueCross, Dr. Palmgren was the director of clinical pharmacy programs at Humana, Inc., in Louisville, Kentucky. He helped develop Humana’s Medicare Part D formularies and implement the company’s utilization management programs. Earlier, Matthew was the manager of pharmacy and emerging technologies at Humana. In the short time he served in that capacity, he integrated and expanded Humana’s pharmacy and therapeutics team, implementing clinical and fiscal programs to decrease cost trends, including clinical programs, pharmaceutical contracting, mail-order initiatives and Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans.

Prior to his work at Humana, Dr. Palmgren was the clinical services manager at BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama, where he developed and oversaw clinical and contracting teams to enhance their pharmacy interventions and supported all aspects of pharmacy operations.

At the start of his pharmacy career, Dr. Palmgren owned his own software company and consulted to the Alabama Medicaid Pharmacy Program.

A graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Matthew received his doctorate in pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Last modified: April 23, 2015
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