As Director of Regulatory Services, Chris has provided consultation to health care providers on regulatory matters, planning considerations, and long-term care policy and initiatives. She provides expert testimony and offers presentations on Community Health Needs Assessment, Certificate of Need, and cardiac catheterization and cardiovascular surgery service requirements. She has conducted Community Health Needs Assessments since enactment of the requirement under the Affordable Care Act and has conducted cardiac service reviews for compliance with state regulations. As director of Ohio’s Certificate of Need and Health Care Services programs from 1997-2009, she prepared legislation and developed policy directives to address standards for cardiac catheterization and cardiovascular surgery services, changing community needs, and the safe and effective re-distribution of long-term care beds, including developing and introducing the long-term care bed need methodology currently in use in Ohio.
Chris is instrumental in effecting facility and long-term care bed right transactions, preparing certificate of need applications, preparing change of ownership and change of operator filings, effecting changes to licensed bed capacity and space conversions, franchise permit fee matters, and transactional due diligence. Chris works with provider associations, industry groups, state agencies, and providers on various health care regulatory matters.
The Ohio State University, B.S., Accounting (1979)