Michael Wasserman, MD

Senior Strategy Consultant
Senior Care Innovations

Michael Wasserman, MD, Senior Strategy Consultant, Senior Care InnovationsA nationally recognized Geriatrician, Michael brings both clinical and business expertise to the Loran Group in the area of senior services and complex chronic care delivery models.

Just prior to joining the Loran Group Michael served as Chief Executive Officer for Rockport Healthcare Services, overseeing the largest nursing home chain in California.  He also served as Executive Director, Care Continuum, for Health Services Advisory Group, the QIN-QIO for California. In 2001 he co-founded Senior Care of Colorado, which became the largest privately owned primary care geriatric practice in the country, before selling it to IPC in 2010.

As President and Chief Medical Officer for GeriMed of America, a Geriatric Medical Management Company located in Denver, Colorado, he successfully implemented a full-risk primary care model for the care of older adults and in 2016 Springer published his book, “The Business of Geriatrics,” which details how to succeed in Geriatrics in today’s healthcare marketplace.

Michael spent five years with Kaiser-Permanente in Southern California where he developed Kaiser’s first outpatient Geriatric Consult Clinic.  While at GeriMed, he helped to develop GeriMed’s Clinical Glidepaths in conjunction with Drs. Flaherty and Morley of St. Louis University’s School of Medicine Geriatric Division. He is also a co-founder and owner of Common Sense Medical Management (CSM2), a case management company that helped manage high risk beneficiaries for Cover Colorado.

He is past chair of the American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS) Managed Care Task Force and has served on the Public Policy Committee for AGS and AMDA.  He was formerly a Public Commissioner for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission.  He has recently served on several CMS Technical Expert Panels related to MACRA, Value Based Purchasing and the IMPACT Act. Michael was a co-founder of MESA (Medicare Experts and Senior Access) a multiyear grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to train primary care physicians in how to effectively care and bill for Medicare patients.

Michael was the lead delegate from the State of Colorado to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.  He also co-chaired the Colorado Alzheimer’s Coordinating Council.  He has actively supported the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation since its inception and serves on its Board. He served on the Board of The Denver Hospice for fifteen years.  He serves as a board member for the American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging, and is the President of the California Association for Long Term Care Medicine.

He has spoken extensively and been published on a variety of topics involving geriatrics, quality improvement, geriatric workforce issues, healthy aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, the business of health care, leadership, practice management and managed care.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Texas, Medical Branch.  He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at UCLA.  He has two grown children and currently resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife.