Tag Archives: medicare

Medicare Bill Near Completion; President Signs Medicaid Moratorium

Take Action! NASW had important issues at stake in the Congress this week as major bills concerning both Medicare and Medicaid moved closer to the President for signature. Medicare Bill Falters on the Senate Floor, Re-Vote ExpectedLast night 39 Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Medicare bill (H.R.6331). The Senate fell just one vote short of a necessary 60 votes ... Read More »

Victory in House Medicare Vote

Yesterday we asked you to contact your Members of Congress about H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. Thanks to those of you who responded, we won the vote 355-59. We only needed 290 votes to win. [Click here for more information on the Victory] Read More »

Urgent Action Request on House Medicare Bill

Take Action! A crucial House floor vote on Medicare legislation is expected tomorrow, Tuesday, June 24th. Email your Representative now, urging them to support HR. 6331 on the floor. Send the message below to support passage of this important bill for clinical social workers. Simply enter your zip code and send this preformed letter. Message: I am writing as a ... Read More »

Urgent Action Request from NASW

Senate floor consideration of Medicare legislation has begun and crucial votes affecting social workers are expected through next Tuesday. Due to strong White House opposition to the bill, many GOP Senators are reluctant to support this important legislation. Grassroots contacts to your Senators are needed now, urging them to support including S.1212 in the Baucus/Snowe Medicare Bill (S. 3101) and ... Read More »

Urgent Need For Clinical Social Workers And Agencies Who Are Medicare Providers

Clinical Social Work Practice Update Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate April 2008 Since 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been developing quality measures to improve the quality of services performed by Medicare providers. Three quality measures were developed and approved for use by clinical social workers in 2008; and four additional quality measures have ... Read More »

Critical Medicare Social Work Provisions Reach Senate Finance Committee

ACTION NEEDED The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to begin consideration of Medicare legislation on Wednesday, December 5th.  It is very important that Finance Committee members hear now from social workers supporting three changes in Medicare law: Remove clinical social work (CSW) services from the Medicare skilled nursing facilities (SNF) consolidated payment system, permitting CSWs to bill Medicare separately, ... Read More »

Support the Foster Care Medicaid Coverage Act of 2007!

BackgroundCongress is currently considering legislation to extend Medicaid coverage for youth who age out of foster care. The  Medicaid Foster Care Coverage Act of 2007 (H.R. 1376) will address ways to provide Medicaid coverage for youth who exit the foster care system without a permanent family unit. There are currently 25,000 youth aging out of the foster care system ... Read More »