January 8, 2020 (Smithfield, RI) – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Neighborhood) has named Casey Stockman vice president of pharmacy. In this role, Stockman works closely with Neighborhood’s chief medical officer and senior management staff to oversee and coordinate the functional activities within the Pharmacy Department. Her key responsibilities include developing, implementing, monitoring and maintaining operational systems to support delivery of pharmacy services to Neighborhood’s members and provider network.
Stockman is also in charge of managing services delegated to and administered by Neighborhood’s pharmacy benefit management vendor as well as ensuring the department’s compliance with all contracts, accreditation criteria, and state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the delivery of pharmacy services.
“I’m elated to have someone as highly skilled as Casey leading our pharmacy team,” said Dr. Marylou Buyse, chief medical officer at Neighborhood. “She brings a significant amount of specialty drug and managed care expertise to her role, as well as extensive medical pharmacy management experience. In the short amount of time she has been with Neighborhood, she has already had a tremendous impact on our medical cost action initiatives and compliance activities.”
Buyse added, “For instance, following a review with pharmacy team members of our highest drug spend and trend areas, she implemented several biosimilar first policies for provider-administered drugs which generated significant savings to members and the plan while improving or maintaining the quality of care for patients.”
Stockman began working for Neighborhood in February 2019, serving as a specialty drug consultant before joining the health plan as vice president of specialty pharmacy and most recently transitioning to vice president of pharmacy.
Before joining Neighborhood, Stockman held several leadership positions at Magellan Rx Management (Magellan Rx) during her nine-year tenure. In her most recent position, vice president of Medical Pharmacy Strategy, she was responsible for business development, program performance and product strategy for Magellan Rx’s medical pharmacy management solutions to more than 20 health plan and employer clients.
Earlier in her career, Stockman served in clinical product development and clinical reviewer roles at ICORE Healthcare and was a pharmacist for Walgreens Pharmacy.
She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. Stockman is a resident of Tiverton.