Christopher Browning

Christopher Browning represents health care providers ranging from integrated institutional health care systems to solo practitioners. His clients include hospital systems, surgery centers, medical equipment providers, nursing homes, physician practices, dental practices and new physicians.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice in matters involving corporate transactions, state and federal regulatory compliance, professional and facility licensure and general corporate issues.

Corporate matters

I represent clients in corporate acquisitions and formations of hospitals, surgery centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, physician groups and dental practices. I assist them in general corporate matters as well, including contract drafting and negotiation, governance issues and corporate planning.

State and federal regulatory compliance

I counsel clients on Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payor enrollment, payment issues and general compliance matters and advise them on Stark and Anti-Kickback issues in addition to regulatory compliance in transactional matters.

Professional and facility licensure

I’ve represented clients regarding professional, facility and equipment licensure matters. I also help clients obtain approvals from state and federal agencies in connection with acquisitions and certificates of need for new health care facilities and equipment.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’m following the ultimate impact of health care reform efforts on the existing payment systems and the delivery of high quality patient care.

Health system consolidation may be holding down healthcare employee wages

Modern Healthcare | April 04, 2019

Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article analyzing the wages of health care providers amid the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 06, 2018

In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.

How RI employers can assist in combating opioid crisis

Providence Business News | April 12, 2018

This article on how employers can help curb opioid-related deaths in Rhode Island was co-written by Business and Finance Department Chair Steve Zubiago, Providence health care partner Chris Browning and associate Mike Gorfinkle.

M&A Drives Health Systems' EHR Consolidation

Modern Healthcare | April 02, 2018

Providence health care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article on the advantages for hospitals that move to a single shared electronic health records platform.


Christopher Browning



Phone: 401-454-1006


Phone: 617-345-1170

Fax: 866-841-0286

Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Emory University, B.A.

Rhode Island


Christopher is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association.

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