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While many social determinants of health interventions can have a powerful impact on health outcomes and costs, the availability of these services is often limited by lack of sustainable health care funding. The Health Law Lab advocates for opportunities to integrate services that address the social determinants of health into existing and emerging payment models, and works with partners to drive related health system reform.

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  • May 1, 2020

States with Medicaid 1915(c) Waivers Should Use Appendix K Modifications to Ensure Continued Care for the Most Vulnerable Patients!

By Margaret Dushko, Harvard Law School ‘21 Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services Waivers keep vulnerable patients from needing institutional care by providing services at home and in the community like coverage for home health aides and home-delivered meals. Emergency Appendix K modifications present a critical opportunity for states utilizing the Medicaid 1915(c) Home […]

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  • January 7, 2020

Health Law Lab Offers Government Guiding Principles for Regulatory Reform

Explicit protections under federal health care fraud and abuse laws for arrangements that support social determinants of health have the potential to profoundly impact Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and others, and to help health care providers succeed in achieving value-based care. This is why we were so excited last October, when we wrote about proposed […]

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  • October 25, 2019

Fraud Laws Targeted as Major Barrier to SDOH Interventions and Health System Transformation

Health care is a highly regulated industry with complex sets of rules put in place to safeguard, among other things, patients and federal health care program dollars. These legal frameworks, while important, were not designed with the current health care system transformation in mind and many stifle its implementation. Advocates working on the integration of […]

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  • October 17, 2019

Welcome to The Health Law Lab!

Over the years, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School’s work with community based organizations, health care providers, payers, and government officials has highlighted that health relies on more than a visit to the doctor’s office. Emerging models of community-clinical partnerships address the ways that our homes, food, environment, and […]

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