Faculty

Mr. Ronald Lyon Mr. Ronald Lyon Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice Location:School of Pharmacy Annex103-A Phone:757-727-5071 Expertise:managed care, pharmacoeconomics, medication information, analytics

Executive-level experience within hospitals, health plans, pharmacy benefit management (PBM), disease & behavioral health management companies. Key accomplishments include:

Developing a care gap identification and notification system that lowers total cost trends by an average of 5% and preventable admissions by 10% for employers and health plans
. High impact combined with low cost due to automation results in ROI exceeding 20:1
Formulary management (P&T Committee, physician education, coverage management) that resulted in cost trends significantly lower than national averages:
. Mease Healthcare had no increase for over 3 years versus >20% annual trends nationally
. CIGNA Healthplan of Florida had no increase for over 4 years versus >15% annual trends nationally
. PCN experienced trends 1/2 of the national average for 9 years
. Trigon experienced trends 1/2 of the national average for 3 years
Leading major IT projects, including:
. Selection and transition from outsourced claims processing to ComCoTec (now Catamaran)
. Selection and implementation of pharmacy computer systems for CIGNA's staff-model clinics
. Developed the MedIntelligence suite of decision support systems (DSS) for PCN
. Selection and contracting for pharmacy DSS for Towers Perrin
Managing customer service, account management and clinical teams of up to 75 people with profit & loss responsibility (P&L) for budgets exceeding $300 million
Negotiating rebate (hospital, managed care), claims processing, PBM and decision support service contracts
Directly supporting sales teams, including achievement of personal sales goals while at Towers Perrin
. Managed multiple consulting projects each year while National Pharmacy Practice Leader at Towers Perrin
. The practice averaged 30% annual revenue growth while National Pharmacy Practice Leader (Towers Perrin)
. Over 90% of clients at Trigon used our pharmacy services compared to an average of ~50% for other health plans