Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
Washington, District of Columbia – United States
Peter W. Thomas is a principal with the Washington, DC based law firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville. He has been a legislative and regulatory advocate for over twenty years on behalf of health care and post-acute care providers as well as consumers with injuries, illnesses, disabilities and chronic conditions. He represents the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) before Congress and the federal agencies as well as associations that represent physiatrists, orthotic and prosthetic providers and consumers, recreational therapists, and brain injury providers and consumers, among others. Mr. Thomas has personal experience with physical disability, wearing two prosthetic limbs below the knees since age ten.
Mr. Thomas helps coordinate multiple coalitions focused on health and disability advocacy, rehabilitation research policy and funding, and access to rehabilitation services and devices. He serves on the American Trauma Society board of directors where he chairs the Trauma Survivors Network Committee and is part of a team funded by PCORI to study patient-centric improvements to trauma care. Mr. Thomas also serves on the National Quality Forum’s Patient and Family Centered Care Committee which evaluates and validates functional and quality of life measures. He also served on the President’s Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, served three years on the Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and served five years on the Advisory Board for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH. He has testified numerous times before Congress, authored hundreds of articles on health and disability policy, and is a co-author of a book on implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He attended Georgetown University Law Center and Boston College, and is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.
Thursday, November 7
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Thursday, November 7
12:05 PM – 12:35 PM