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Ladd Wiley

Phone: (202) 549-3595

Ladd Wiley is a health care attorney and health policy advocate. Mr. Wiley is a principal at OFW Law and chairs the OFW Health Industry Policy and Regulatory Practice. The Health Industry Practice works to provide high quality substantive legal and regulatory advice in combination with skilled advocacy in front of the government.

In his work, Mr. Wiley provides legal counsel to a wide range of health care clients, and advocates on behalf of those clients in front of Congress and the Executive Branch. Mr. Wiley is particularly active in the policy areas of highly-regulated government health payment programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Ladd advises clients in the dynamic area of health reform – including the current legislative debate surrounding the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In addition, Mr. Wiley provides counsel and advice on food and drug policy-related matters in conjunction with OFW’s longstanding Food and Drug practice.

Mr. Wiley is especially active in the area of the health care delivery system, representing large physician groups, integrated health systems, and other provider organizations. In this context, Mr. Wiley provides advice on payment reform, helping providers align payment with efforts to improve quality and reduce costs. Areas of substantive focus including the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Alternative Payment Models, and the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Mr. Wiley also represents clients in the area of Medicare Conditions of Participation, the Life Safety Code, and other areas of Medicare regulation.

Mr. Wiley represents innovative biopharmaceutical clients on both FDA-regulatory issues and payment and coverage-related issues. Ladd works along-side seasoned food and drug attorneys to make sure FDA policy supports innovation in the development of medicines and other life sciences areas. Mr. Wiley and his team also advise biopharmaceutical clients on government coverage and pricing strategies.

Mr. Wiley has significant experience helping to create and coordinate public policy coalitions of diverse stakeholders. In this context, for over a decade, Ladd has served as the Executive Director of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. The Alliance is a multi-stakeholder group of industry, consumers and patient organizations working to ensure the FDA has the resources it needs to accomplish its important public health objectives. In addition, Mr. Wiley has had a long association with the Healthcare Quality Coalition, which is comprised of high-performing health systems working to improve the payment environment to incent high-quality and low-cost care for the Medicare program.

Prior to his work in the private sector, Mr. Wiley had a distinguished career in government at both the Federal and State levels. During the first term of the George W. Bush Administration, Mr. Wiley served as Principal Deputy General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and as the Counselor to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson. Prior to his Federal government work, Ladd served as Chief Counsel to the Governor of the State of Wisconsin and prior to law school served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

Mr. Wiley received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1998. He received a B.A. in Economics and History from Cornell College of Iowa in 1993.

Ladd's Practice Areas: Health IndustryGovernment Relations