by Jasmine Batchelor
October 2, 2018
Vice President, Pharmacy Services,
Ali Farrokhroo, Pharm.D, MBA, is vice president of pharmacy benefit services at Alignment Healthcare, a health care services company focused on providing population health management services in the Medicare Advantage space to health systems and provider groups across the country.
Dr. Farrokhroo has more than 15 years of experience developing and executing strategies for all aspects of pharmacy benefit operations, including Benefit Design; Claims; Clinical Programs such as Medication Adherence and Medication Therapy Management; Contact Center; Drug Cost and Trend Management; Formulary; Government Compliance; Pharmacy Network (Retail, Mail, Specialty); Rebates; and Utilization Management Programs.
In his current role, Dr. Farrokhroo led Alignment Health Plan’s Part D star rating to 5 Stars, contributing to an overall 4.5-star rating in 2018. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Through his leadership, Alignment Healthcare received the 2017 Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute Excellence Award for exceptional programs and strategies contributing to cost containment, care management and quality improvement, as well as the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)’s first-ever double award in a single year for Excellence in Quality and for Quality Improvement in 2018.
Dr. Farrokhroo received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Samford University, and completed his residency at Walgreens Health Initiatives. He is a member of the American Pharmacist Association Policy Reference Committee, and has served as a Stakeholder Advisory Board Member for PQA.