Cathy McGuire is the Director of Health Data Resources. She has worked at the Cutler Institute for over 30 years, providing policy‐directed analysis of Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, and implementing data solutions to support research and operations for Medicaid. Through this long experience, Cathy has developed extensive expertise working with and combining a variety of health care data sets, including claims, clinical assessment, vital records and primary data, developing an infrastructure to support both operational and analytic uses. Complementing this expertise, Cathy has extensive knowledge of how policy and operations impact the quality and use of these data for research and policy analysis – experience of critical importance for ensuring that the information and reporting produced are of the highest possible quality.
Cathy also has extensive knowledge of Maine's long term services system. She has worked on the development of the Minimum Data Set for nursing homes, developing the case mix payment and quality assurance system in the National Case Mix Demonstration Project, and subsequent systems developed in Maine for residential care and adult family care homes. She continues to lead the Muskie School teams that support Maine’s Case Mix Payment and Quality Assurance Systems. Cathy has worked on the state and national level to develop quality indicators for use in facility and state survey quality initiatives. Cathy has also worked with the Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services (DLRS) to improve the use of the national Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES), leveraging this technology for broader state use for licensing and regulatory services.
Cathy served as the lead for the Muskie School team that developed and now manages a secure web portal Value-Based Purchasing Management System (VMS) to manage health homes panels, utilization and payment information. She is currently working with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to expand the use of this portal for Maine’s Accountable Community initiative.
Cathy has a B.S. from the University of Southern Maine.