Steve Avey, RPh, MS
Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy Programs
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Steve Avey received both his Bachelor degree and his Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Utah. He began his pharmacy career in the retail sector and owned and operated Avey’s Medical Village Pharmacy for nine years. His focus in his early career was on geriatrics in the long term care setting and psychiatry.
In the late 1990’s Mr. Avey worked for Prospective Health Inc. and helped establish and run their Data Services division in Scottsdale, AZ. This company is known today as Relay Health. In 2000 after serving as Treasurer and President of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) he was hired as the Executive Director of their Foundation. For five years Mr. Avey set up education and research programs assisting P&T Committees across the country improving their assessment of new drug therapies and developed quality improvement measures in overall managed care practice.
In 2005 Mr. Avey left FMCP to become the Vice President Managed Care at Partners Rx Management in Scottsdale, AZ. That year, the Academy honored Steve by renaming their prestigious lifetime achievement award to the Steven G. Avey Award, recognizing his achievements in quality measurement programs and improving the drug assessment processes in the U.S.
Mr. Avey joined RegenceRx as a Vice President and worked as a part of senior management to assess the services, network rates and rebates to determine how RegenceRx could better serve their health plan. In 2012 it was decided that RegenceRx would transition all of its employees, except formulary and clinical, to a full-service PBM. In January 2013 Steve was named Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy for MedImpact in San Diego, California. In this role, Mr. Avey sets the overall business strategy in the specialty arena and is developing a team to support MedImpact’s clients as they forge into the new era of substantial specialty usage and spend.
In April, 2014 Steve received the designation of Fellow of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. This is a prestigious designation that only a small number of managed care pharmacists have received.