Lois A. Bowers

Senior Editor

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

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GOP lawmakers say they will seek Medicare, Medicaid changes next year

GOP lawmakers say they will seek Medicare, Medicaid changes next year

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While Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives work to reconcile their two versions of a tax reform bill that analysts say could add more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years, GOP lawmakers are signaling plans for 2018 to reduce spending on Medicare and Medicaid.

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform: report

Past efforts point way to future success of Medicaid LTSS reform: report

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As the population depending on Medicaid long-term services and supports grows, the experiences of several states offer lessons that providers can use to identify opportunities to collaborate with state Medicaid agencies on future reform efforts, according to a new report.

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

$1.4 billion PharMerica acquisition by KKR complete; growth in assisted living arena expected

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The $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica Corp. by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR has been completed ahead of schedule. The company previously had announced its intention to "aggressively compete in the assisted living industry."

Residential and personal care spending tops $173.5 billion

Residential and personal care spending tops $173.5 billion

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Spending on residential and personal care was $173.5 billion in 2016, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' National Health Expenditures report, published Wednesday.

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

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Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

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Dec. 6

Students of life

Milwaukee

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved.