Gwen Simons, Esq, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT is a lawyer and physical therapist. She received her physical therapy education at the University of Kentucky and is still a Wildcat basketball fan. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Gwen started 3 private practices in the Louisville, KY area, provided contract services to a rural Kentucky hospital and provided work injury management and job analysis consultation services to large industries. She still serves as an functional capacity expert in personal injury, disability and workers' compensation cases.
Gwen graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2005, after which she merged her knowledge of private practice and law to start a law practice that caters to the needs of private practitioners. She has been a tireless advocate for physical therapy issues, drafting and successfully lobbying for bills and regulations that protect providers from silent PPOs and require insurers to cover out-of-network services as if they were provided by an in-network provider when the cost is the same or less.
In addition to running her law practice,Gwen currently serves as the Executive Director and Lobbyist for the NorthEast Private Practice Network. She teaches a legal issues course for the Evidence in Motion Executive Management Program and a health policy and legislation course for the University of New England PT program. Gwen also serves on the Board for Consumers for Affordable Health Care in Maine.
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