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Powers Managing Partner Peter Thomas presented last Thursday at a virtual policy briefing hosted by the National Council on Disability (NCD).

The briefing was held in conjunction with the release of NCD’s new report, Enforceable Accessible Medical Equipment Standards: A Necessary Means to Address Health Care Needs of People with Mobility Disabilities. Several federal agencies testified including the Department of Justice.  The panelists held a discussion of the report, which provides findings on the lack of accessible medical diagnostic equipment (AMDE) for people with mobility impairments and disabilities, as well as recommendations to federal agencies to take regulatory steps to enforce final accessibility guidelines.

Peter presented at the briefing in his capacity as a Coordinator for the ITEM Coalition, a group of disability organizations, aging organizations, other consumer groups, voluntary health associations, and non-profit provider associations who advocate for increased access to assistive devices, technologies, and related services for people with disabilities and chronic conditions.

To learn more, contact Peter Thomas at Peter.Thomas@PowersLaw.com or (202) 872-6730.


Peter Thomas 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, rehabilitation and disability research policy and funding, access to medical rehabilitation services and devices, and appropriations.

He represents health care and post-acute care providers, orthotic and prosthetic providers, rehabilitation hospitals, physiatrists, recreational therapists, and brain injury providers and coalitions representing individuals with injuries, illnesses, disabilities and chronic conditions.

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