Powers Principal Peter Thomas has been selected to join a seven-person U.S. Delegation that will travel to China this week to discuss rehabilitation and disability policy.

This U.S. Delegation is part of an annual U.S -China Coordination Meeting on Disability. The U.S. Embassy in China and the China Disabled Persons Federation organized this fourth annual dialogue which focuses on three themes: medical rehabilitation, employment, and adaptive sports.

Formal policy discussions with Chinese government and non-government experts will be held in Beijing on Tuesday, April 24. After a formal ceremony led by U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, Peter Thomas will present on rehabilitation. The Delegation will then travel to Xi’an to visit employment programs, vocational training centers, and rehabilitation hospitals.

Peter Thomas has been a legislative and regulatory advocate for more than 20 years. His practice focuses on the areas of healthcare and disability policy, Medicare coverage and reimbursement policy, 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.

Peter has served on several nonprofit boards including the Center for International Rehabilitation/Physicians Against Land Mines, the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Trauma Society. He has served as Co-Chair of the Health Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities for more than 15 years and General Counsel to the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics.

For more information about rehabilitation or disability policy, contact Peter Thomas at 202-872-6730 or Peter.Thomas@PowersLaw.com.

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