Christopher C. Puri

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  • Roundabout Plaza
    1600 Division Street
    Suite 700
    Nashville, TN 37203
P: 615.252.4643
F: 615.252.4706
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Christopher C. Puri

Counsel
Chris has established himself as a nationally recognized professional in the area of long term care and senior housing. As a leader in both the provider community and within the ranks of long term care attorneys, Chris’s industry experience and depth of knowledge in long term care allows him to provide clients with a comprehensive, full-service practice capable of handling the full array of legal issues for those providers. He takes an active role in both helping to develop long term care policy at both the state and national levels, and educate clients and attorneys alike in those areas.

Chris has established himself as a nationally recognized professional in the area of long term care and senior housing. As a leader in both the provider community and within the ranks of long term care attorneys, Chris’s industry experience and depth of knowledge in long term care allows him to provide clients with a comprehensive, full-service practice capable of handling the full array of legal issues for those providers. He takes an active role in both helping to develop long term care policy at both the state and national levels, and educate clients and attorneys alike in those areas.

During his tenure with THCA, Chris provided counsel to the Association and its members in the areas of survey/certification and licensure, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and compliance, expansion and development of community-based services, risk management and tort litigation, as well as other general areas of health care and long term care law. In addition to his extensive regulatory counseling, Chris represented the Association in its regulatory efforts before state regulatory bodies and has drafted and lobbied for many of Tennessee's long term care laws. Prior to joining the firm, Chris served for seven years as legal counsel for the Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA), the state trade association representing approximately ninety percent of Tennessee nursing homes.

As a leader in long term care, he currently serves as a member of the American Health Care Association's Legal Subcommittee, and participates in both its Medicaid Reform and Survey Reform Task Forces. He is a Planning Committee member for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Long Term Care and the Law program and is past-Chair of its Long Term Care Practice Group, and on the editorial board of Eli Research's Long Term Care Survey Alert. Chris is a regular speaker and author for national and state audiences, including AHLA, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American and Tennessee Health Care Associations. He is a graduate of the Tennessee Bar LawLeaders Program in 2006. Chris participates in both the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations.

Experience

Chris Puri focuses his practice in the areas of long term care and senior housing, health care operations and corporate compliance including health care fraud and abuse. Chris's industry experience and depth of knowledge in long term care and senior housing allows him to provide clients with a comprehensive, full-service practice capable of handling the full array of legal issues for those providers. His background as an in-house counsel allows him the insight to quickly understand how to efficiently manage his client’s legal and business. He has the background and experience to provide wise counsel to the business and legal issues, and provide the client with effective, practical and cost-effective representation.

Distinctions

  • Listed in Mid-South SuperLawyers, "Rising Star," Health Care, 2009
  • Eli Publishing Long Term Survey Alert, Editorial Board Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Leadership Law Program (2006)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Health Law Committee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Member, Long Term Care and the Law Program Planning Committee, 2008 to present
    • Chair, Long Term Care Practice Group – 2004 -2007
    • Vice-Chair, Long Term Care Practice Group – 2003 -2004
  • American Health Care Association
    • Member, Legal Committee – 2002 to present; Vice-Chair, 2009 to present
    • Member, Medicaid Reform Task Force - 2006
    • Member, Asset Transfer Task Force - 2006
    • Member, Professional Resources / Convention Planning Work Group – 2006, 2009
    • Member, Survey/Regulatory Committee, 2009 to present 
    • Tennessee Health Care Association, Associate Member, Leadership Health Care Board of Directors 
    • Tennessee Health Care Education Foundation, Board Member

      You May Not Know

      Chris is an avid ice hockey fan and enjoys golf when time allows.