Doug Brown R.Ph., MBA

Senior Vice President, Value and Access


Doug is Senior Vice President of Value and Access at COEUS Consulting. With over 30 years of pharmacy management experience, including 20 years working with government markets, Doug provides executive-level healthcare consulting and market access support services to life science companies and healthcare organizations.  He educates life science executives on the nuances of the Medicaid channel to help mitigate pricing, policy, and access challenges across states and payer programs. His focus extends beyond market access and encompasses the development of value- and outcomes-based contracting strategies with state Medicaid programs, pharmacy benefit administrators, manufacturers, and CMS.

In 2024, GAO appointed him to serve as a Commissioner on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide array of issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). His term expires in 2027.

Before joining COEUS in 2020, Doug was the Chief Strategy Officer for Magellan Rx Government, focusing on Medicaid. Before becoming Chief Strategy Officer, he served as Vice President of both Account Management and Value Based Solutions. Throughout his 18 years at Magellan, Doug led preferred drug list management for more than half the state Medicaid programs in the country, provided subject matter expertise on federal and state government legislation that impacted state Medicaid programs and offered policymakers a national view of evolving events in Medicaid.

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