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Medicare Rate Update

2009 Rates extended until March 31 Medicare Rate Remedy Makes Limited Progress Senate gridlock was halted just long enough this week to pass a brief extension of a highly troublesome Medicare provision that sets Part B payment rates for clinical social workers and all independent Medicare outpatient providers. The so-called Medicare “physician fee cut” for all Part B providers was ... Read More »

Martin Luther King Day—National Day of Service

National Association of Social Workers Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service NASW Encourages Mental Health Providers to Give an Hour to Serve Veterans NASW joins the nation in honoring the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a national day of service. In response to the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) conflicts, NASW ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Gives Victory to Social Workers

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2008 Washington—In a milestone victory, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) commends the U.S. Senate and House for overriding President Bush’s veto of the Medicare legislation, H.R. 6331, restoring funding for clinical social work payments cut in 2007 and greatly improving coverage of outpatient psychotherapy services. The final House vote on the Medicare Improvements ... 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 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 »