Clinical Pharmacy Manager, MassHealth/Office of Clinical Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kim Lenz is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for the Office of Clinical Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In this role, she serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid Program, and is responsible for the development and oversight of clinical initiatives. These activities include formulary development and evidence-based prescribing recommendations, with the goal of producing outcomes that deliver appropriate care while managing rising pharmacy costs. In addition, Dr. Lenz has been involved in the creation and implementation of several clinical initiatives for vulnerable populations, including a pediatric behavioral health medication initiative and a high-dose opioid workgroup that aim to promote safe prescribing. She was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association, by receiving the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award, for her efforts in bringing attention to the opioid crisis and helping to end stigma associated with substance use disorder.
Dr. Lenz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has appointed Dr. Lenz an ex-officio member of its New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council, an independent panel that reviews objective evidence reports and develops recommendations on how the quality and value of health care can be improved. This is Dr. Lenz’s 3rd year on AMCP’s Professional Practice Committee, as well as her 2nd year on the Addiction Treatment Advisory Group.
Her areas of professional interest include appropriate opioid prescribing, substance use disorder, transitions of care and a multidisciplinary approach to complex disease states. Dr. Lenz holds a PharmD from the University of Connecticut and completed a residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Tuesday, October 23
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Wednesday, October 24
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM