As the Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Matthew Foster oversees the clinical services production team. Responsible for all prescriber intervention services, this team ensures that the right medications are being utilized at the right time. He also works closely with the clinical liaisons and design teams to provide enhanced and new clinical services for Optum clients.
Matt has significant experience evaluating pharmacotherapeutic issues and conducts therapeutic reviews and interventions for claims. He has developed and implemented numerous clinical programs to improve the medication therapy of injured workers.
Matt has conducted educational activities for hundreds of nurses, adjusters, pharmacists and other health care practitioners within the workers’ compensation industry, as well as other healthcare venues. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Work Loss Data Institute, publisher of the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG), where he provides recommendations and input into the contents of the ODG formulary. He holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and Lee County College of Medicine, and teaches drug information and managed care clinical rotations to senior Doctor of Pharmacy students.
Prior to his position at Optum, Matt was a pharmacy director and clinician specializing in internal medicine, critical care and acute pain management at a large community hospital.
Matt received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is licensed as a pharmacist in Florida. He is also a member of several professional organizations.
Fraud, waste and abuse
Opioid analgesic utilization/management