Prior to joining The Cormac Group, Colin Mueller was a Partner with Cardenas Partners LLC and Director of Government Affairs at Tew Cardenas LLP. During this time he worked on multiple client issues including Healthcare, Indian Affairs Energy, Financial services, Federal appropriations and Transportation. He has also served over ten years in both legislative and political capacities for multiple members on Capitol Hill; including, Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Carl Levin (D-MI) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).
For over seven years he served on the staff of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), and most recently worked as his Deputy Chief of Staff/Special Projects Coordinator handling Healthcare related issues pertaining to Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Appropriations, Indian Affairs and Banking.
In the private sector, he has represented multiple healthcare interests such as Medical Services Los Angeles, The Kessler Foundation, U.S. Preventive Medicine, Preferred Care Partners, Palmetto Health Systems, Villages Regional Hospital and the National Baromedical Services Inc. He also works closely with a number of financial institutions advising them on the effects of Medicare regulations under healthcare reform.
During healthcare reform (ACA), working closely with members of the Senate Finance Committee, Mr. Mueller was able to insert language within ACA that lowered the MLR requirement, included quality bonuses and extended the time period that Medicare Advantage Insurers needed in order to meet the new MLR requirement. Once ACA became law, Mr. Mueller worked closely with various political and career CMS officials to define within the regulations, what private insurers could list as a cost attribute to their new MLR requirement.
Mr. Mueller holds an honors degree in Political Science from Rollins College and an MBA in Finance from George Mason Universities’ School of Management. He resides in Washington, DC and in his spare time is a Volunteer Firefighter with the Arlington County Fire Department.