Cathy A. Homkey
Cathy Homkey

Cathy A. Homkey


Health Management Associates

New York, NY

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A seasoned health system transformation consultant, Cathy Homkey has more than 30 years of executive, operational and financial leadership in both provider and payer settings. Cathy guides her clients every step of the way from identifying strategies and developing a plan to implementing system changes and creating performance measurement mechanisms. She develops infrastructure, designing systems across providers and creating governance structures. She also supports healthy growth, building sustainable financing models, supporting proposal development, and cultivating strong alliances among stakeholders.

During her tenure at Health Management Associates, Cathy has served her clients in multiple leadership roles. Cathy worked as a business development leader for a national health plan to support and execute the pursuit of Medicaid managed care procurement opportunities. As executive director of a New York State Performing Provider System (PPS) serving six counties within central New York, Cathy developed a sustainability and transition plan, moving toward the future state of the PPS beyond the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP).

Cathy has led an array of projects, including strategic planning for New York State behavioral and peer run independent practice associations; project plan design and technical assistance under the Washington State Medicaid Transformation Demonstration; building consensus between state and multi-sector stakeholders; and self-sustaining entity designs positioned to ensure the state achieves its population health goals under Connecticut’s State Innovation Model (SIM) program.

Prior to joining HMA, Cathy served six years as chief executive officer for the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), a nonprofit joint venture, including four hospitals and a federally qualified health center, focused on reforming the delivery system within the rural nine-county Adirondack region in upstate New York. In collaboration with Medicaid, Medicare and seven commercial payers, she launched the Adirondack Medical Home Pilot, one of eight pilots nationally recognized as a Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration. The pilot successfully elevated the quality of care, improved the patient experience, reduced costs, and paved the way for a new clinically integrated accountable care organization (ACO), the New York State Health Home Care Management Initiative and New York State DSRIP Performing Provider System (PPS).

Cathy earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Trinity College. She has served on the New York Rural Health Council, New York State Health Foundation Community Advisory Committee, and Adirondack’s ACO board of directors.