Tag Archives: Practice

Social Work Research Think Tank Examines Intervention Effectiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202.336.8236 gwaller@naswdc.org New Social Work Policy Institute Launches with Nov. 16 Symposium WASHINGTON DC—Prominent social work researchers met at the National Association of Social Workers today to examine how the social work profession might best contribute to expanding comparative effectiveness research (CER) for health and psychosocial services. The goal is ... Read More »

Culture Change in Nursing Homes: Considerations and Questions for Social Workers

Culture change—the shift from institutional models of care toward consumer-directed, socially oriented models—is a growing movement in long-term care communities across the United States and beyond. Culture change, also known as person-centered care, presents new opportunities and challenges for social workers, especially those working in nursing homes. Although many social workers have written about culture change and, indeed, have been ... Read More »

National Association of Social Workers on Twitter

The National Association of Social Workers is excited to announce that we have begun an association twitter feed. At the national office, we often have unique and memorable experiences, whether it’s a meeting to discuss appointing more women to the new administration, planning our upcoming practice conference, or traveling to the White House to witness legislation signed into law, there ... Read More »

NASW Annual Practice Conference 2008

The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready? In Conjunction with the ASA/NCOA Aging in America Conference March 15-16, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada Visit http://www.socialworkers.org/agingConference/for more information CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Early Registration extended to February 20, 2009 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW Clinical Associate Professor University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work Key ... 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 »

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 »

Comments Requested From Clinical Social Workers On Elder Maltreatment Quality Measures

CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE UPDATE Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate March 2008 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (QI) to develop quality measures to improve the quality of health care services delivered to Medicare patients. Through QI, over seven measures have been developed for use by clinical social ... Read More »