Michael R. Wasserman, MD, CMD
Doctor Michael Wasserman is a geriatrician who has devoted himself to serving the needs of seniors for the past thirty years. He has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer for Rockport Healthcare Services and as Executive Director, Care Continuum, for Health Services Advisory Group, the QINQIO 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. Springer has published his book, “The Business of Geriatrics,” which details how to succeed in Geriatrics in today’s healthcare marketplace, and recently published “Primary Care for Older Adults: Models and Challenges,” which he edited. He previously was President and Chief Medical Officer for GeriMed of America, a Geriatric Medical Management Company located in Denver, Colorado. 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. 
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 opened Kaiser's first outpatient Geriatric Consult Clinic. 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 was formerly a Public Commissioner for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. He has recently served on several Technical Expert Panels related to MACRA and Value Based Purchasing.
Dr. Wasserman 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. He 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. Dr. Wasserman has actively supported the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation
since its inception and now serves as Treasurer 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 Immediate Past-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, practice management and managed care.