Catherine is a leader on the firm’s Consulting engagement team. She has more than 30 years of experience working with payers, providers, and managed care organizations to transform health care delivery and financing systems. She oversees the development of services to support state agencies in organizational design and change management, administration and oversight of contracts, managed care design and implementation, long-term supports and services, and payment transformation. Her state clients have included Medicaid, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, prisons, workers compensation, state employees, education, and child and family services agencies. She also provides support to counties and localities in the administration of health care-related contracts.Catherine has also supported state clients with litigation, testifying on issues related to payment adequacy, fee schedule design, managed care implementation, and the Olmstead Act. She has testified in state and federal courts and in numerous administrative hearings and arbitrations.
Prior to joining Myers and Stauffer, Catherine was a Managing Director at Navigant Consulting, where she was the practice leader for the Government Healthcare Solutions Practice. In that role, she led the delivery of services to state clients and the federal government. She also led engagements related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and provided support to states on their State Innovation Model grants.
Catherine was a Vice President at Tucker Alan, Inc., where she was responsible for helping develop the government health care consulting practice. She was also a Practice Leader of the Government Social Policy and Systems practice at KPMG. Before she became a consultant, she held positions with employers focused on health care policy. They include the American Medical Association, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and the federal Health Care Financing Administration (currently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). These positions have provided her with an unparalleled understanding of the health care delivery and financing system in the United States. Catherine has authored numerous articles on health care financing issues and speaks frequently at national conferences.