As an Investigator in the Office of Enforcement for the California Department of Managed Health Care, Julie Lowrie investigates health care fraud involving managed care organizations, such as health care service plans, delegated downstream entities, and others affiliated with such plans; protecting Medicare eligible consumers from fraudulent and deceptive practices in the marketing of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans; and is an integral player in the conservation and seizure of insolvent managed care organizations.
Lowrie worked as a fraud investigator for the federal government for 21 years before transitioning to the California Department of Managed Health Care in 2010. She primarily conducts administrative and civil investigations involving fraudulent and deceptive practices by solicitors in the sale of licensed and unlicensed health care service plans to California consumers; and, providing investigative support for enforcement actions involving health plan standards, financial solvency, and risk bearing organizations.
Lowrie obtained a Juris Doctorate early in her career, before returning to the academic world to obtain a Masters of Science degree in Economic Crime Management, and later another Masters of Science in Advanced Investigations with an emphasis on Digital Forensics. Lowrie is also a contributing author to several published academic works relating to digital forensics, national security, and cybersecurity.
Lowrie is a Certified Fraud Examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and an Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator through the National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Fraud Investigators (CAFI), Lowrie also serves on the Board for the Sacramento Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.