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Change Healthcare Cyberattack: What Social Workers Should Know

Change Healthcare Cyberattack: What Social Workers Should Know

By Denise Johnson, LCSW-C NASW Senior Practice Associate In February 2024, a major healthcare cybersecurity attack occurred, affecting many patients and providers including clinical social workers (CSWs). The attack targeted UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary Change...

Change Healthcare Cyberattack: What Social Workers Should Know

By Denise Johnson, LCSW-C NASW Senior Practice Associate In February 2024, a major healthcare cybersecurity attack occurred, affecting many patients and providers including clinical social workers (CSWs). The attack targeted UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary Change...

Planning for Medicaid Unwinding in 2023

Planning for Medicaid Unwinding in 2023

When the COVID-19 public health emergency ends in 2023, state agencies will begin the “unwinding” of continuous Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by redetermination for all enrollees.

CMS Seeks Feedback on Good Faith Estimates

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  is seeking feedback from clinical social workers and other providers about how they should provide estimates for costs of services for patients who use their insurance to pay for health and mental health services.

The Roe Act and the Path Forward for our Nation

The Roe Act and the Path Forward for our Nation

After Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that a leaked draft of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the Mississippi abortion case was authentic, I began doom scrolling to the point of anger and despair.

Reproductive Rights legal cases handled by the NASW Legal Defense Fund

Here is a list of reproductive rights legal cases handled by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) NASW Legal Defense Fund. McRae v. Mathews (U.S. Dist. Ct, E.D.N.Y., 421 F. Supp. 533 (E.D.N.Y. 1976)) Case Desc.: Challenge to Federal Appropriation Act that...