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.

The Changing Legal Landscape in a Time of Pandemic

ConvergenceRI | January 25, 2021

Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning contributed this article identifying the legal trends in a post-pandemic world surrounding health care delivery, transactions, and employment agreements, where rapid policy interventions have altered the prevailing landscape.

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.


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


Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2018 editorial for Industry focus—Health Care: Service providers

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

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