Author Archives: gwright

Day of Policy Action for the Violence Against Women Act with lead Senators and Actor Angelina Jolie

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) on January 19 is joining the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Angelina Jolie, and Senate sponsors of the upcoming Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization for a policy day of action to ask Senators to co-sponsor and pass the bipartisan consensus bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. ... Read More »

UPDATE: Federal Rule to Prevent Surprise Health Care Billing – Application to Clinical Social Workers

Black female psychotherapist taking notes while talking to a man during counselling.

See the “No Surprises Act Regulations 2022″ page on Socialworkers.org January 5, 2022 This blog post updates information from our post of December 21, 2021. It provides updated clarifying information that was not available until now regarding Part II of a federal rule that pertains to the provision of Good Faith Estimates (GFEs). And it provides new information on Part ... Read More »

President Biden intends to appoint social worker Mia Ives-Rublee to Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Mia Ives-Rublee

President Biden has announced his intent to appoint social worker Mia Ives-Rublee, MSW, to his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Ives-Rublee is currently director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. She earned her master’s in social work at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is a well-known advocate for ... Read More »

NASW National Committee on Women’s Issues Denounces Attacks on Reproductive Rights

Protesters take part in the Women's March for Reproductive Rights in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2, 2021.

NASW’s National Committee on Women’s Issues (NCOWI) remains firm in its support of an individual’s rights over their reproductive health. NCOWI denounces efforts in numerous states to restrict access to reproductive health services and undermine rights protected under Roe v. Wade, particularly in Texas and Mississippi, whose efforts to eviscerate Roe are now being debated by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ... Read More »

Social worker talks about importance of self-care in self-published book

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Social workers dedicate their lives to helping others, including some of the most vulnerable people in our society. However, research shows members of the social work profession are more likely to experience work-related stress, burnout, and a lower quality of life compared to other professions and the general population. Self-care is important to social workers and in fact the National ... Read More »

(CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Key Provisions Impacting Clinical Social Workers

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) issued on July 16 includes a variety of provisions that are relevant to clinical social workers (CSWs) who are participating providers in Medicare. These provisions are outlined below and cover a number of areas, including but not limited to telehealth, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) ... Read More »