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.

Most Recent Articles by Lois A. Bowers

Actress advocates for public health measures to fight 'insidious, cowardly' Alzheimer's

Actress advocates for public health measures to fight 'insidious, cowardly' Alzheimer's

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Public health measures related to Alzheimer's got a boost Tuesday from the testimony of actress Marcia Gay Harden at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing focused on what she called "an insidious, cowardly disease."

LTSS financing proposal 'a promising start,' providers say

LTSS financing proposal 'a promising start,' providers say

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Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care "is a promising start toward effective solutions," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.

Former med tech charged with 3 felonies for alleged theft of resident's painting, other property

Former med tech charged with 3 felonies for alleged theft of resident's painting, other property

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A former worker at a California senior living community faces up to five years in prison if convicted of three felonies and a misdemeanor related to thefts of property belonging to his employer and residents, including a painting by a noted artist and Holocaust survivor.

Healthcare professionals key in financial abuse reporting system detailed in SEC white paper

Healthcare professionals key in financial abuse reporting system detailed in SEC white paper

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Healthcare professionals caring for older adults would play a key role in a new communication system — described in a recently released white paper from the Securities and Exchange Commission — that would be designed to report and curtail suspected financial exploitation.

Second hospice employee pleads guilty in alleged $60 million kickback scheme involving assisted living communities

Second hospice employee pleads guilty in alleged $60 million kickback scheme involving assisted living communities

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A second former employee of a now-defunct hospice company has pleaded guilty for her role in an alleged $60 million Medicare fraud scheme that, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas, paid assisted living communities and physicians in exchange for referring ineligible Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries, some of whom then were given excessive dosages of medication that injured or killed them.

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In Focus

June 20

107 years young

Chambersburg, PA 

Irene Rebok, a resident of Magnolias of Chambersburg, will celebrate her 107th birthday with a visit from a state representative and a "card shower."