Christopher has more than ten years of healthcare experience concentrated primarily in the areas of provider transaction compliance and regulatory issues, provider alignment strategies and health care market research. As a Director in the Physician and Compensation Valuation Division, he supports Pinnacle’s consulting engagements including fair market value reviews of health care provider compensation arrangements and telemedicine financial arrangements for all types of providers, including national telemedicine companies, large integrated health systems, academic medical centers and rural health care providers. In addition to providing fair market value analysis, Christopher also supports his diverse clients, which include a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations, in strategic compensation/pricing and business plan development.
In addition to supporting Pinnacle’s Physician and Compensation Valuation Division, Christopher is Vice President of TeleNeph, LLC, an affiliated nephrology-focused telemedicine company. Chris is also active in writing and speaking throughout the country on physician compensation, transaction due diligence, fair market value consideration and telemedicine arrangements.
Prior to joining Pinnacle, Chris was an administrative intern for a children’s medical center in St. Louis, MO. As a team leader, he assisted in the development and organization of a patient access-line for Maternal Services between two hospitals. Additionally, Chris served as a legal intern for Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Chris holds a BA from Creighton University, as well as a JD and a Masters in Health Administration, both from St. Louis University School of Law and School of Public Health.
- The Expansion of Telehealth Current and Post Pandemic: Legal and Fair Market Value Considerations, by Christopher Fete, Zach Stephens, Anjali B. Dooley and Erin Grant, American Bar Association, June 3, 2020
- Physician Contracting Issues Related to COVID-19, by Christopher Fete and Patsy Powers, American Bar Association, June 2, 2020
- Telehealth and Fair Market Value, by Christopher Fete and Jeremy Sherer, American Bar Association – Health Law Section, The Health Lawyer, December 2018 Issue
- Telemedicine service arrangements and fair market value assessments, by Christopher Fete, Alianna Goff, and Nathaniel M. Lacktman, HHCA Compliance Today, October 2017 Issue
- Presentation on Telehealth: Today and Beyond, Benesch Healthcare+, October 15, 2020
Presentation on Strategic Development and Pricing for Telemedicine, Renal Executive Forum Annual Meeting, 2018
- Recruiting and Compensating Physicians at Your Critical Access and Rural Hospital, Illinois Critical Access Hospital (ICAHN) 2018 Annual Conference, October 30, 2018
- The Application of Fraud and Abuse Laws in Telemedicine Deals, ABA Physicians Legal Issues, July 7, 2018
- Assessing Evaluation of Physician Practices, Presented with G. Christopher Louis of Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN), May 22, 2018
- Presentation on Strategic Development and Pricing for Telemedicine, Renal Executive Forum Annual Meeting, 2017
Professional Designations and Affiliations
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
- Member, American Telemedicine Association (ATA)