Monday May 13, 2019

AMDA On-The-Go | Leadership in Skilled Nursing Homes

Michael Wasserman, M.D.


Michael Wasserman, M.D., is president of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM). He recently served as CEO for Rockport Healthcare Services. He was formerly the Executive Director, Care Continuum, for HSAG, the QIN-QIO in California.
Dr. Wasserman 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 spent five years with Kaiser-Permanente in Southern California where he developed a Consultative Geriatric Medical model. Dr. Wasserman was a co-founder and owner of Common Sense Medical Management (CSM2), a case management company that helped manage high risk beneficiaries of Cover Colorado. He is past chair of the American Geriatrics Society’s Managed Care Task Force and presently serves on the Public Policy Committee. He also serves on AMDA's Public Policy Committee, and was formerly a Public Commissioner for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission.


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  2. "The Nursing Home Medical Director: Leader & Manager", AMDA, March, 2011
  3. Steven Fuller, DO, PhD, Medical Directors: Why do you Abdicate Your Advocacy with Nursing Homes?", Caring for the Ages, January, 2019

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