Cutler Institute

Catherine McGuire

Director of Health Data Resources, Disability and Aging & Population Health and Health Policy Programs
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Office Location

431 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




Catherine McGuire, Director of Health Data Resources within the Cutler Institute, has worked for more than 30 years at the Muskie School providing policy-directed analysis of MaineCare (Medicaid) and Medicare administrative data, and implementing data solutions to support research and operations of the MaineCare program. Most recently, Ms. McGuire has lead the Muskie team in assisting DHHS with its value-based purchasing initiatives designing the Stage A Chronic Condition, Stage B Behavioral Health Homes patient attribution process and developing a secure portal, the Value-Based Purchasing Management System (VMS) to manage health home panels, utilization and payment information. VMS is also used for the Accountable Communities utilization and quality information distribution. Additionally Ms. McGuire provided technical expertise and analysis of claims and eligibility data in support of DHHS actuary work and quality indicators development for the Accountable Community initiative.

Areas of Expertise

  • Quality of Care and Outcomes Measurement
  • Project Management
  • Client-Tailored Systems Development
  • Long Term Care Resident Assessments
  • Case Mix Payment Methods
  • Value-Based Purchasing Agreements


Please review Catherine McGuire's publications on Digital Commons.


University of Southern Maine, BS in Computer Science