Richard P. Ward

Retired Partner

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  • LLB, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1967
  • BA, magna cum laude, Boston College, 1964

Richard P. Ward

Retired Partner

Richard P. Ward became a partner at Ropes & Gray in 1977, and retired on December 31, 2007.

Rick focused his practice on advising and representing hospitals and other healthcare providers with respect to fraud and abuse issues and reimbursement issues, including the defense of civil actions under the False Claims Act, OIG investigations, Department of Justice investigations into health care fraud and reimbursement appeals to the PRRB.  He provided advice and counsel to compliance officers in connection with governmental and internal investigations, the development of compliance plans and policies and the obligation to disclose or repay overpayments.

Publications

  • "Fraud and Abuse Issues:  Current Initiatives and Legal Developments" (March 2006), American Health Lawyers Association, as part of co-presentation with Lewis Morris, Esq., Deputy Chief Counsel to the Inspector General at the 2006 Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues
  • "Medicare Overpayments:  When Does a Provider Disclose, Repay or Keep" (April 2004), American Health Lawyers Association, 2004 Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues