Monthly Archives: November 2017

Who’s Your Hero? Nominations Being Accepted for 2018 Social Work Hall of Distinction

Who’s Your Hero? Nominations Being Accepted for 2018 Social Work Hall of Distinction

The California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 induction class of the California Social Work Hall of Distinction. Social workers who receive this distinguished recognition are, or were: 1) original founders of the profession by virtue of developing standards or programs, 2) those who made extraordinary contributions to ..Read More…

International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) 

 

NASW has issued a statement to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate.

Along with other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally NASW urges Congress pass this legislation quickly.

For more information on this legislation, contact NASW Senior Practice Associate Rita Webb ..Read More…

Preparing for Medicare’s Newest Quality Program for Reporting Measures: MACRA

 

 

 

MACRA is CMS’ new Quality Payment Program which is replacing PQRS. Beginning in 2019, clinical social workers who are Medicare providers will have three options to participate in MACRA:  low volume threshold, virtual groups, and individual or group reporting.

In 2018, clinical social workers may participate in MACRA to practice reporting ..Read More…

Mental Health Issue or Not: There Are Too Many Guns Out There

 

By Janlee Wong

Sadly, the political discourse in this country has become so polarized (aided and abetted by the White House) that instead of discussing the massive availability of guns in this country as contributing to mass shootings, politicians dismiss the issue as the actions of a “deranged” individual for which nothing ..Read More…

Training on Revisions to NASW Code of Ethics Available on Demand

 

Training on 

​Revisions to the ​

NASW Code of Ethics Available on Demand

View the Recording for Free

​Or Earn CEUs for j​ust $10

​Nov 9-30, 2017​

Official NASW Training on the 2017 Revisions to the Code of Ethics

View Only: Free for all social workers (no ..Read More…

New Medicare Card: Help Notify Your Patients

 

CMS is starting to conduct a major education campaign about the new card for people with Medicare. Help alert your patients by displaying a poster in your office and giving your patients tear-off sheets or fliers.

Register then order these free color products:

Poster, 11”x17” (Product  #12009-P) limit-10 Pad of 50 tear-off sheets, 4”x ..Read More…

PRACTICE ALERT: 2018 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

 

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) is currently informing clinical social workers who are Medicare Part B providers whether they will be receiving a 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) negative payment adjustment beginning January 1, 2018.

The 2018 penalty for two percent is for Medicare providers who did ..Read More…

Winter 2018 Autism Spectrum Disorder Courses from UC Davis Extension

UC Davis Extension, in partnership with the prestigious UC Davis MIND Institute, offers several training options for professionals who work with students and clients on the autism spectrum from early education through adulthood.

Online! Free Autism Spectrum Disorder Information Session
•    Dec. 4: Mon., 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PT)
•    Enroll in ..Read More…

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