Avani Patel has more than 19 years’ experience in 340B, pharmacy operations, and healthcare implementation initiatives and is an Apexus Certified 340B Expert as well as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Prior to joining PSG, Avani was Client Relations Manager and Specialty Pharmacy Operations manager for Commcare Specialty Pharmacy. In these roles, she managed day-to-day operations of the Patient Navigator and Pharmacy Technician Scheduling and Intake departments. She was responsible for maintaining 340B client relationships, creating invoice and replenishment orders for multiple 340B accounts, and assisting with 340B audits.
As Pharmacy Operations Manager for Life Extension Foundation, Avani managed and directed the daily activities of pharmacy operations, including supervising and evaluating work activities of the pharmacy technicians and customer service representatives. For Preferred Care Partners, she served as Director of Operations and managed the health plan’s pharmacy plan, which serves more than 6,000 primarily Medicare patients. As 340B Pharmacy Operations Manager, Avani was responsible for overall management of the 340B drug discount program for 110 pharmacies including billing, inventory, shipping and plan set up for new TPAs. She also managed the inventory of the pharmacies across the country, handling all replenishments, back orders, and exceptions. Avani also was a Certified Sr. Pharmacy Technician for Walgreens Co., and provided professional service and assisted customers with prescriptions, service, and new orders. Avani earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration from Florida Atlantic University.