Chris Puri 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 the Tennessee Health Care Association (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 healthcare 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 THCA, the state trade association representing approximately 90 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 Law Association (AHLA) Long Term Care and the Law program, and is past chair of its Long Term Care Practice Group, and is 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 Law Association's Leaders Program in 2006. Chris participates in both the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations.