Christie Boutte is the Senior Vice President of Reimbursement, Innovation, and Advocacy where she oversees the policy development, strategic direction, advocacy, and overall management of the association’s reimbursement portfolio at the federal and state level and assist with the strategic development of priority issues for the advancement and expansion of pharmacy practice and programs. Previously Christie served as the Senior Vice president of State Strategic Affairs and Advocacy where she led state legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts to advance the practice of pharmacy in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Christie has also served as the Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy and Research for NACDS where she played a key role in developing strategic approaches to advancing initiatives on reimbursement policies for prescription drugs and pharmacy-provided services with private and public payers.
Before joining NACDS, Christie served as a Clinical Program Manager with CIGNA HealthCare where she was involved in the development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of Cigna’s Medicare Part D-related programs and patient-related initiatives. She has also served as a Pharmacist/Health Insurance Specialist with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where she focused on medication management quality measure development and Medicaid Drug Rebate Policy for which she received the 2003 CMS’s Administrator’s Achievement Award. Prior to joining CMS, she practiced as a registered pharmacist in the community setting at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Walmart.
Christie earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Xavier University in Louisiana College of Pharmacy and maintains current pharmacy licenses in Louisiana, Virginia, and Maryland. Christie remains dedicated to the profession of pharmacy and believes that pharmacists should take every opportunity to advocate for the profession and stay actively involved in decisions that have an impact on the quality of service patients receive.
With patient access and pharmacy viability at stake, NACDS aligns policy, advocacy, and communications to advance priority issues at the federal and state levels. Dive deeper on the state of NACDS' aggressive push for PBM reform, reimbursement, scope of practice, and health and wellness innovation in 2024.
Monday, February 12
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
February 11–13, 2024
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point • Bonita Springs, FL
The NACDS Regional Chain Conference is a working meeting that offers unique networking opportunities with both your peers and trading partners.