Author Archives: NASW Staff

Highlights of CMS 2023 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule of the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) that announced proposed policy and practice changes for Medicare Part B payments beginning January 1, 2023. The proposed changes may impact social workers and other Medicare providers in various settings. The proposed rule also looks to solicit comments ... Read More »

Advancing Active Allyship for Social Justice: Cross-Group Friendships, Social Empathy, and Political Engagement

Collections of policies in the United States have produced and perpetuated ubiquitous social disadvantage. To overcome this reality, policymaking must be more democratic and participatory with active allyship in support of social justice. By deepening contextual understanding of systemic barriers and promoting macro perspective taking, social empathy may foster allyship from socially advantaged group members. However, research on the promise ... Read More »

Life After Roe – Social Work Advocates August-September 2022 Issue Is Available Online

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In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Top stories include: Roe Provided Autonomy, Self-Determination: Privacy Rights May Prove Vital Since Court Overturned Abortion Law The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates a social justice priority for social workers — affecting not only social work clients ... Read More »

Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Proposed Rule for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule of the Physician Fee Schedule that announced proposed policy and practice changes for Medicare Part B payments beginning January 1, 2023. The proposed changes may impact social work practice and reimbursement in various settings and that of other Medicare providers. For review, the proposed ... Read More »

NASW Combats Troubling Business Practice Harming Social Workers and their Clients

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In July 2022, many NASW members alerted their state chapters to a disturbing and potentially deceptive marketing practice impacting social workers nationwide — involving CareDash, a healthcare review and referral website for a wide variety of healthcare providers, including clinical social workers. CareDash has been posting the profiles of thousands of social workers — without their consent or knowledge — ... Read More »

The Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Social Services Use among Head Start-Eligible Low-Income Families

Social workers spend a tremendous amount of time and resources developing interventions to help serve disadvantaged families and individuals. It is critical to know what barriers are impacting participants from enrolling in programs since if people are not enrolling, then the positive benefits of those programs go unprovided. Social services use is a critical aspect in the field, and the ... Read More »

Social Work Journal, July 2022 Contents

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NASW members can access the Social Work journal, published by NASW Press, online as a member benefit. The contents for the July 2022 issue include: Editorial: Social Work’s Role in Rebuilding the Child Welfare Workforce There has been a great deal of discussion in academia and the media about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the workforce. Many question whether ... Read More »

Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers – Your Social Work Advocates June-July 2022 Issue Is Available Online

Cover of June-July 2022 Social Work Advocates Magazine

In case you missed it, here are some of the features in the latest issue of Social Work Advocates. Click here for the online PDF of the magazine. Top stories include: Human Rights Advocacy: Wave of LGBTQIA+ Bills Underscores Vital Role for Social Workers With the recent spate of anti-LGBTQIA+ bills introduced or passed in many states, NASW and social ... Read More »

CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

June 2022 Following a recent update from the Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies. The purpose of this blog is to clarify what POS codes clinical social workers should use when providing telehealth services. POS codes are used on ... Read More »

NASW Observes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Month

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June 2022 NASW recognizes June as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. PTSD impacts millions of people in the United States. “According to the National Center for PTSD, a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about seven or eight of every 100 people will experience PTSD in their lifetime.”1  Although PTSD has commonly been associated with the military and ... Read More »