Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Dheeraj Mahajan is President and CEO, Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research (CIMPAR, SC) and leads it’s affiliated group of companies; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago and Attending physician in 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, Dr. Mahajan is a certified medical director, a certified physician advisor in utilization review and healthcare quality management and is certified in infection control and epidemiology. He specializes in cross continuum provider alignment and is a nationally recognized speaker on post-acute and long term care (PALTC) and transitional care quality improvement.
Dr. Mahajan Chairs AMDA’s Quality measures committee and also leads the population health work group of the public policy committee. He pioneers current development of PALTC population concept and has been the leading force behind developing meaningful quality measures for physicians practicing in PALTC space. He is an expert in MACRA and speaks nationally on this topic to health care professionals. His healthcare entities participate in two local Accountable care Organizations (ACOs) and he sits on their the quality, utilization and finance committees.
Dr. Mahajan has written book chapters on diversity and cultural competence in health care. His areas of interest in research include antimicrobial stewardship, diabetes and psychotropic use in dementia. Dr. Mahajan works closely with (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS), National Quality Forum (NQF) and Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) on aligning facility and physician measures and developing cross-setting measures. He works with several Chicago-land health systems, hospitals, long-term hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFS) as well as community living centers on their quality improvement goals.