Powers Managing Partner Peter Thomas and Director of Government Relations Joe Nahra were guests on the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA)’s recent Medical Rehab Matters podcast episode on innovative technology.
The episode covers they key barriers that people with disabilities face in accessing assistive devices and technologies and what can be done to help address those barriers, as well as some of the legislative and regulatory issues related to innovative technology.
Peter has been a legislative and regulatory advocate for more than 25 years. His practice focuses on healthcare from a rehabilitation and disability perspective, Medicare coverage and reimbursement policy, Medicare audits and appeals, medical rehabilitation services, devices and research, appropriations, and vocational and community services and supports. He represents health care and post-acute care providers, orthotic and prosthetic providers, rehabilitation hospitals, physiatrists, recreational therapists, and brain injury providers and consumers with injuries, illnesses, disabilities and chronic conditions. For more information, contact Peter Thomas at 202-872-6730 or Peter.Thomas@PowersLaw.com.
Joe is a Director of Government Relations in the firm’s Legislative practice, where he focuses on federal healthcare, rehabilitation, and disability policy and advocacy. Joe manages a number of national disability and rehabilitation coalitions led by Powers and facilitates lobbying and related advocacy events, including Congressional briefings and Capitol Hill visits.