Social Work Month Awards Dinner 2015

Social Work Month is quickly approaching and if you are looking for ideas for celebrating your profession, here are but a few.  Momentum is gaining leading up to the NASW Washington Chapter Awards Dinner. Last year's event was a huge success with … [Read more...]

Policy Statement – Training in Suicide Prevention

The Department of Health (department) will accept any qualifying continuing education (CE) related to suicide assessment, treatment, and management or suicide assessment, screening and referral that was taken after January 1, 2014 to meet the first … [Read more...]

NASW Washington State Lobby Day February 16, 2015

NASW Washington State Lobby Day February 16, 2015 Are you concerned about Social Work licensure? Human Service Funding? Criminal Justice Issues? Marriage Equality? Suicide Prevention training? The Death Penalty? NASW-WA Legislative Action Committee … [Read more...]

2015 Washington State Chapter Leadership

Congratulations to  the newly elected leaders on the Washington State Chapter Board of Directors!  We look forward to your hard work and dedication to the profession of Social Work as you lead the Washington State Chapter into the future. The WA … [Read more...]

New CMS-1500 Form Effective April 1, 2014*

New CMS-1500 Form Effective April 1, 2014* The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) was created in 1995 to develop a standardized data set for use by the non-institutional health care community to transmit claim and encounter information to and … [Read more...]

DSM-5 Frequently Asked Questions

DSM-5 Frequently Asked Questions As NASW members prepare for the implementation of the codes and criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), they have contacted NASW with questions. The Association has … [Read more...]

Suicide Training CE Requirement Update

Suicide Training CE Requirement Update There is a new continuing education requirement for the renewal of your Social Work license.  All social work licensees are required to take a six hour continuing education workshop in suicide assessment and … [Read more...]

Using Medicare PQRS 2014 Individual Measures in Clinical Practice*

Using Medicare PQRS 2014 Individual Measures in Clinical Practice* The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 identifies clinical social workers as eligible professionals to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Participating … [Read more...]

Medicare Increase for 2014 and ICD-10-CM Implementation Delayed

Medicare Increase for 2014 and ICD-10-CM Implementation Delayed On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.  There are several areas of this new law, two of which directly impact clinical social … [Read more...]

Urgent Notice: New CMS-1500 Form Deadline Approaching

Urgent Notice: New CMS-1500 Form Deadline Approaching Beginning April 1, 2014, Clinical social workers and other health care providers are required to use the new              CMS-1500 form when filing paper claims for psychotherapy services with … [Read more...]