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HCAA’s TPA Summit is held every summer in July.  TPA Summit focuses on the information and process needs of benefit administrators and the self-funded industry.  It additionally offers  break-out sessions for attendees in Leadership, Sales/Marketing, Operations and Emerging Leaders paths.

TPA Summit 2018 

July 16 – 18, 2018
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, MN


Presented by: Cori M. Cook, Esq., CMC Consulting, LLC

Cori M. Cook, J.D. is the founder of CMC Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting and legal practice providing specialized advisory and legal services to the self-funded industry, and VezaHealth, LLC, an organization advancing medical appropriateness programs based solely on cost and quality. Ms. Cook is an experienced corporate and legal strategist specializing in health care, insurance, PPACA, HIPAA, ERISA, employment and regulatory matters, and has been active within the self-funded industry for many years.

Join CMC Consulting at the Self-Insured Institute of America 37th Annual National Education Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona October 8-10, 2017!

The SIIA National Conference & Expo is the world’s largest event focused exclusively on the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace and typically attracts more than 1,700 attendees from around the United States and from a growing number of countries around the world.

The world’s largest self-insurance industry event will feature more than 40 educational sessions, a huge exhibit hall, and numerous networking opportunities to help you connect with senior executives from throughout the country and multiple countries around the world.

Cori will be speaking to attendees on Tuesday, October 10th in an educational session surrounding Reference Based Pricing.

For more information, click here!

Mark Your Calendar!
CMC Consulting, LLC July Webinar: ACA Management Tool®
July 20, 2016 11:00 am & 2:00 pm EDT
Register FREE! Click Here

The adoption and implementation of the Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage, under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code, raised complex questions for employers:

“Are we an Applicable Large Employer?”
“How many hours are our variable hour employees working?”
“Are we required to offer Minimum Essential Coverage?”
“Who will be doing our reporting?”

The ACA Management Tool® provides employers with Tracking, Reporting and Analysis tools all in one easy to use package, giving them the Control and Knowledge they need to navigate the complex ACA maze. The ACA Management Tool® integrates easily with any type of scheduling, payroll, or HRIS software. It creates a business opportunity for Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to assist their employer clients with the necessary Tracking, Reporting and Analysis. TPAs can use the ACA Management Tool to enhance their existing client service offering, thus serving as a true partner in the collection of data, analytics, and filing requirements.

Whether the TPA maintains complete control or private labels the product for their client’s own use, once integrated, the TPA or the employer can quickly and easily determine if “Applicable Large Employer” status applies, monitor employee hours and determine which employees qualify for coverage, record offers of coverage & track responses, track dependent coverage information, provide reports with pertinent information automatically to designated staff, and generate the necessary IRS forms for reporting.

Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) forecasts, offers, and responses
Company & Individual Measurement Periods
New Hire Status & Eligibility

Measurement Period Thresholds
Automated alerts for “at-risk” employees
Generate reports for employees and the IRS required under section 6055/6056

Applicable Large Employer (ALE) status
Full-time employees & Full-time equivalents
Affordability of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC)

Establish customized employee categories: salaried, hourly, union, and/or by division
Customize Measurement Methods for each employee category (Look-back or Monthly)
Customize Standard Measurement Period for each Look-back Method employee category

Gain insight into operating resources
Understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
Understand compliance status with section 4980H and forecast potential penalties

Please join us on Wednesday, July 20th at 11:00 am EDT (10:00/9:00/8:00) or 2:00 pm EDT (1:00/12:00/11:00) for an ACA Management Tool® webinar showcasing how you can make 2016 reporting seamless for your clients and develop a business opportunity to generate revenue for your bottom line.

Register FREE! Click Here



Join us in Kalispell, MT for the Montana SHRM State Conference May 4-6! Cori will be presenting important topics including ACA Employer Reporting, Misclassification of Independent Contractors, Wellness Plans & Reimbursement Arrangements.

Click here for more information!

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2pm – 5pm

Join national experts and other leaders from public and private sectors to review the impacts of healthcare transparency for Montana businesses and consumers. Strategic insights from these experts – and discussions with peers from across the State – will help us design an action plan for Healthcare Transparency in Montana.

The Transparency Forum is free to attend and will cover:

  • What’s taking place on a national level
  • How physicians are incorporating it into their practice
  • Model price transparency legislation being adopted by states to illuminate cost and quality information for consumers


1:30 p.m. – Registration
2:00 p.m.The Montana Landscape, Jim Edwards, Leavitt Group
2:15 p.m.Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You & How Transparency Can Revolutionize Healthcare, Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University
3:15 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m.Transparency In Practice, Keith Smith, M.D., Surgery Center of Oklahoma and Nationally-Recognized Pioneer in Healthcare Transparency
4:30 p.m.Transparency Legislative Considerations, Cori Cook, JD, CMC Consulting
5:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

Please Join Us:

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Thursday, Feb 11, 10:50am – 11:40am – Session

ACA Information Reporting – A Business Opportunity

presented by: Cori Cook JD, CMC Consulting LLC

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NEW TPAC Logo LargeA big Montana Thank You to everyone that attending the TPAC Underwriters Conference in Whitefish, MT, August 3-5, 2015. I was honored to be asked to speak to this group!!

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taba-logoI will be presenting at the TABA Fall Conference and Annual meeting which will be held September 14 & 15th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Galleria in Addison, Texas. Click here for more information about the conference, online registration, exhibiting and schedules.