What We Do Matters: AJ Summers

Transparency + Accessibility + Value

Myers and Stauffer provides meaningful careers where our associates know their work truly makes a difference in the lives of others. AJ Summers, MBA, Senior Manager at our Indianapolis office, shares his perspective about finding the best health outcomes for clients and patients. Read AJs full story and more about his background below.

“There are several reasons I believe our pharmacy rate setting and National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) benchmark work matters, not the least of which is helping state government clients identify and address any ‘bad actors’ in the pharmacy supply chain. Our work involves setting rates and managing reimbursement methodologies that are equitable for both state Medicaid programs and the pharmacies that provide medication to patients. Our work also provides much-needed price transparency to enable the public to know a reasonable price to pay for their medications. These things, in turn, help keep medication costs manageable for our state government clients, which is critical, given the significant portion that it contributes to overall public health care spending. Finally, we assist with policies that incentivize the best health outcomes for patients, and that’s always our ultimate goal.” – AJ Summers, MBA

Get to Know AJ

AJ oversees a team of analysts and serves as a project manager, reimbursement specialist, and technical liaison for multiple state Medicaid rate setting and pharmacy consulting contracts. He manages and oversees average acquisition cost rate setting and reporting, ad hoc financial and data analysis, and the compilation of written proposals and white papers related to specific client or project needs. He leverages his technical expertise to enhance and adapt current processes through efficiency, improved quality, and realized cost savings. He brings with him an extensive background in accounting, tax, and financial analysis within multiple industries.

Positive Impacts 

Myers and Stauffer is proud to help our clients serve those who are most vulnerable. Our staff feel empowered to know that their hard work and dedication each day makes a difference. We believe it and so do the millions of individuals helped by the clients we serve. We will release new stories each month highlighting associates and their stories. Follow along with our LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.