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Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008

Source: Google News Social work agencies: budget cuts would lead to health care crisis Marion Daily Republican – Marion, IL By Tom Kane Franklin-Williamson Human Services CEO John Markley explains state budget cuts’ impact on social service agencies at a Monday press conference … Need More Schooling? Maybe the Boss Will Pay KOAM-TV – Pittsburg, KS According to a National ... Read More »

2008 Medicare Bonus Incentive Program for Clinical Social Workers

Clinical Social Work Practice Update Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate June 2008 A quality reporting system for Medicare providers was established by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA). The program is known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and was first implemented during the period of July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 27, 2008

News Source: Google News DIANE STAFFORD: Time to take control San Luis Obispo Tribune – San Luis Obispo, CA He has a law degree and she is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in ecopsychology. The Edwardses were pioneers of a sort in writing their first … Black, Native American kids more often in foster care Seattle Post Intelligencer … ... Read More »

NASW Iowa Chapter is the Recipient of the 2008-2009 Ruth Fizdale Program Grant

For Immediate Release June 20, 2008 Contact: Kelli Soyer 515-277-1117 nasw@iowanasw.org NASW Iowa Chapter is the Recipient of the 2008-2009 Ruth Fizdale Program Grant Presented by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation Des Moines – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation is pleased to announce the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Iowa Chapter as the recipient of ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 18, 2008

News Source: Google News University trains social workers to meet challenges of elder care Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota, FL The University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee’s School of Social Work is actively involved in numerous efforts to better meet the comprehensive health … Seeking a few good men Baltimore Sun Boys are quite influenced by having a male figure around, ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 13, 2008

News Source: Google News Survey Finds Children Of “Sandwich” Generation Caregivers Take On … North American Press Syndicate – New York, NY (NAPSI)-A new survey finds that children of “sandwich” generation caregivers are actively participating in caregiving responsibilities for loved ones with … Social Workers and Human Resource Managers in High Demand as Weak … Biloxi Sun Herald – MS ... Read More »

2 CEUs Free – New NASW WebEd course launched today! Open to members and non-members

Achieving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities in End of Life Care WebEd Course! Now Available! Visit www.naswwebed.org NASW created this course to provide social workers with an overview of differences and disparities in end of life care and how social workers can address these challenges. This course offers social workers an educational tool to use when providing services to ... Read More »

New 2008 CPT Codes Available for Use by Clinical Social Workers

Practice Update This practice update discusses the new Medical Team Conferences CPT Codes and the Behavior Change Intervention CPT Codes that became effective January 1, 2008. There are a total of six new codes available for use by clinical social workers when filing a claim form for psychotherapy services rendered. The codes are copyrighted by the American Medical Association and ... Read More »

Video: On Any Given Day, Social Workers Help

We know social workers serve their clients and their communities on any given day. We know we are a profession dedicated to communities, families and individuals. We know that we need to tell more people, with pride, about the good work we do. The National Social Work Public Education Campaign has created tools for social workers to use to educate ... Read More »