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Scaling Social Determinant Interventions

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In a rapidly evolving environment where community-based service providers are developing collaborations with the health care system, new health care funding streams are allowing social service nonprofits to expand and serve additional populations in unprecedented ways. The Health Law Lab advocates for policy reforms that better support this growth. The Health Law Lab also educates stakeholders on how a range of legal issues may affect the design and scaling of their innovative health care solutions.

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Prioritizing People: Health Care Fraud & Abuse Law Flexibility During COVID-19

As communities across the country continue to grapple with the consequences of COVID-19, the health care system is called upon to address social determinants of health (SDOH). Some health system entities have concerns about supporting their patients in new ways while continuing to ensure compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws. This blog post […]

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Initial research outlines opportunities to increase access to healthy foods during hunger & Covid-19 crises. Today the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) announced the launch of Mainstreaming Produce Prescription (Rx) Programs, a new initiative to increase access to nutritious food and improve health outcomes for people with diet-related diseases. […]

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

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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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