Monthly Archives: August 2015

Join Us for the Live Free Webinar — ADHERE: Engaging Clients to Achieve Adherence

Join Us for the Live Free Webinar — ADHERE: Engaging Clients to Achieve Adherence

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Using HIV as a case study, the presentation will review factors that promote and challenge adherence from the framework of the HIV Continuum of Care. Participants will engage in on-line discussion of assessment, challenges, and interventions that can help clients link to care, remain in care, reach ..Read More…

NASW Joins Nation in Honoring Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

Julian Bond, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, passed away on August 15, 2015. Ironically, Bond died less than 10 days after the 50thAnniversary of the Voters Rights Act.

Bond fought for voting rights from the time he emerged as a national figure during the mid 1960’s when he served as the communications ..Read More…

NASW-CA Disabilities Council Proudly Co-Sponsors: Working with Clients with Low Vision to No Vision

Join the Disabilities Council and Red Cross Council for dinner and discussion on October 9, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Houlihan’s in San Francisco.

Christy Crespin, LCSW—who is totally blind— is experienced in working with clients who are legally blind, functionally blind and totally blind.

She has worked in the field ..Read More…

Culture to Culture Honors Chia-Chia Chien

Culture to Culture Foundation—a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to promoting mental health and emotional wellness within the San Francisco Bay Area’s growing Asian-American community—recently announced that Chia-Chia Chien was selected and recognized as National Association of Social Workers Social Work Pioneer for her exceptional contributions to the social work profession.

C to C is also very ..Read More…

BBS Licensing Update! NASW Resources for Upcoming ICD-10-CM Deadline

The ICD-1-CM impacts clinical social workers who diagnose and treat mental illness, not only in private practice, but in other settings such as hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and primary care. Clinical social workers who do not use the ICD-10-CM beginning October 1, 2015, may be denied reimbursement by payers. 

Teleconference for Members ..Read More…

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2015 Qualified Registries

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced the 2015 qualified registries for PQRS. 

Instead of a claims submission for PQRS, clinical social workers may participate in a qualified registry in 2015 to avoid the 2017 PQRS payment adjustment of a minus two percent. 

NASW has reviewed the registry list for registries that ..Read More…