MatrixCare Appoints Geriatrician Dheeraj Mahajan as Chief Medical Officer

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — MatrixCare, a Bloomington-based care management software platform serving the seniors housing industry, has hired Dheeraj Mahajan as chief medical officer and executive vice president.

Mahajan’s goal in the new role is to advance MatrixCare’s vision of creating a seamless continuum where data moves with the patient, connecting both acute and post-acute care providers.

Mahajan joins MatrixCare with more than 15 years as a practicing physician and is an expert and speaker on physician payment models, clinical documentation improvement, denial management, quality measurement in post-acute and long-term care, and transitional care quality improvement.

Mahajan’s areas of research interest include antimicrobial stewardship, quality measures, health information exchange and interoperability.

“Dr. Mahajan was one of the first physicians to understand the vision of what MatrixCare has been working to achieve,” says John Damgaard, president and CEO of MatrixCare. “With his input, we’ve continued to raise the bar on interoperability between acute and post-acute care settings and improving transitional care quality, all while helping providers work more efficiently.”

“With payment models evolving and referral networks becoming the new operating structure for post-acute care, it’s important that upstream and downstream providers are all connected on the patient’s behalf and are able to share information quickly and securely,” adds Mahajan.

Mahajan is president and CEO of Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research  and leads its affiliated group of companies. He will remain in those roles in addition to serving as MatrixCare’s chief medical officer and executive vice president. He is also the clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is attending physician in the Loyola University affiliated geriatrics fellowship program at Hines VA hospital. He is a Fellow of American College of Physicians and board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Additionally, he is a certified medical director, a certified physician advisor in utilization review and healthcare quality management and is certified in infection control and epidemiology.