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Tag Archives: health

NHPCO: Hospice Rate Cuts Softened in FY2010 Hospice Wage Index

The Final FY2010 Wage Index Rule was posted on the Federal Register public inspection desk just now.  NHPCO is thrilled to announce that the reimbursement cuts associated with the elimination of the Budget Neutrality Adjustment Factor have now been spread out over 7 years, instead of being harshly phased in over just 2 years. For nearly 18 months, the hospice ... Read More »

US Signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius US Signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Today, the United States joins 141other nations who have signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The signing of the UN Convention sends an important message that this country is committed to equal ... Read More »

Health Care Reform: White House Conference Calls This Week

NASW participated in two White House conference calls this week on health care reform. Conference call with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sibelius and Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding new funding for health care professions training.  See http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/07/20090728c.html for the press release. For information about the National Health Services Corps Loan ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – July 28, 2009

In an effort to keep you informed of the work NASW is doing on health care reform, we will periodically send out a roundup of activities. Legislation Introduced On July 14, 2009, Rep. Dingell (MI-15) introduced the America’s Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009, H.R. 3200. This act is the result of work among three committees in the House to ... Read More »

Health Care Reform: CCD Letter to Chairman Kennedy

NASW has recently signed onto the CCD Letter to Chairman Kennedy “The following members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our deep appreciation for the effort that has gone into getting the Affordable Health Choices Act successfully passed by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.” For more information on NASW’s Health Care ... Read More »

Health Care Reform

NASW has been working on health care reform for decades. Most recently, we have collaborated with a number of groups that are aiming to enact health care reform now. For more information on our efforts, visit our Health Care Reform page.  This page attempts to bring together the work that NASW is doing in collaboration with other organizations on health ... Read More »

Evidence for Increasing Psychotherapy Fees

Clinical Social Work Practice Alert Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT January 2009 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes for psychotherapy are being considered for review to increase the work and practice expense values associated with reimbursement rates. Work values are based on the time and the required mental effort and judgment to perform a service, and the stress encountered due to ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 23, 2009

Source: Google News MARIAH CAREY GETS GRITTY ONSCREEN: Rave reviews for her role … Eurweb.com – Los Angeles, CA *Mariah Carey threw out her glamorous image to play a supporting role as a social worker who helps a sexually abused teen in the indie film “Push. … Sweet relief: With chocolate in hand, social worker helps victims … Knoxville News ... Read More »

NASW Seeks Privacy Protections for Personal Health Records

For Immediate Release January 14, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org James Finley 202-336-8315 jfinley@naswdc.org Nation’s Social Workers Urge Congress to Act in Economic Recovery Plan Washington –The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) urges Congress to include provisions in the economic recovery bill that encourage the development of a national interoperable health information infrastructure (HIT), provided it includes ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – September 22, 2008

Source: Google News Web site created as recovery resource Red and Black, GA Graduate students in the School of Social Work are giving back the community by helping people overcome addictions. In honor of September’s National Alcohol … Names in the news Baltimore Sun, MD The University of Maryland School of Social Work has announced the addition of four new ... Read More »