Announcements

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2015 Qualified Registries

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…

BBS Licensing Update: BBS Posts New Exam Restructure Information

This new information is concerning the Examination Blackout Period in December 2015 for LMFT and LCSW applicants.

It also addresses how the Exam Restructure will affect registrants and those applicants that are currently in the exam cycle.

Click here for more information!

http://www.bbs.ca.gov/exams/exam_news.shtml

BBS Licensing Update: Notification of Continuing Education Regulation Changes

The Board gained approval for its new Continuing Education Regulation which resulted in changes for both Board Licensees and Continuing Education (CE) Providers.

For details for Board Licensees and CE Providers, visit the BBS website at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/ce_info.shtml

Additional information can be found on the BBS website:

List of Board Recognized-Approval Agencies’ Continuing Education ..Read More…

BBS Notification of Continuing Education Regulation Changes

As of July 1, 2015, there were changes to continuing education (CE) regulations that impact both CE providers and California licensees.

One of the changes is that, as of July 1, 2015, the BBS will no longer approve continuing education providers. Instead, the following California Board recognized National CE Approval Programs have been designated ..Read More…

NASW Membership Dues Increase: Frequently Asked Questions

After much consideration, NASW will be increasing membership dues in order to
continue to support programs and expanded offerings in professional development, legal and ethics consultations, and a renewed national advocacy campaign. NASW is committed to being on the forefront of protecting social workers, advancing the profession of social work, and helping the ..Read More…

BBS Crafting New Telehealth Services Regulations for Practitioners

By Rajeshwari Prasad

There is a nationwide increase in therapy via electronic means (or telehealth), but this has also resulted in confusion among practitioners and consumers. In California, telehealth can be provided by valid license holders such as marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, educational psychologists and clinical counselors. However, specific ..Read More…

NASW National Office Announces Free Presentations

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers
is free for NASW members and scheduled the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time( and 9:00am – 10:00am Pacific Standard Time.

Important: Sessions are limited to the first 100 callers on the day of the event.

NASW members ..Read More…

BBS Notification of Continuing Education Regulation Changes

As of July 1, 2016, there were changes to continuing education (CE) regulations that impact both CE providers and California licensees.

One of the changes is that, as of July 1, 2016, the BBS will no longer approve continuing education providers. Instead, the following California Board recognized “National CE Approval Programs” have been designated ..Read More…

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