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...]

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...]

A Managed Care Toolkit for NASW Clinical Social Workers

A Managed Care Toolkit for NASW Clinical Social Workers ©November 2013. National Association of Social Workers. All rights reserved. Re-publication of this article or portions thereof is by permission only. Many NASW members provide behavioral and … [Read more...]

Major Changes in 2014 For Clinical Social Workers

Major Changes in 2014 For Clinical Social Workers* There are several major national changes affecting the clinical practice of clinical social workers in 2014.  Clinical social workers should prepare for these changes to avoid reimbursement denials … [Read more...]

Major Changes in 2014 For Clinical Social Workers*

Practice Alert November 2013 Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Practice Associate Major Changes in 2014 For Clinical Social Workers* There are several major national changes affecting the clinical practice of clinical social workers in 2014.  … [Read more...]

Health Care Privacy Exceptions to Avert Harm and Duty to Warn

Health Care Privacy Exceptions to Avert Harm and Duty to Warn By Sherri Morgan, Associate Counsel, LDF and Office of Ethics & Professional Review  © February 2013. National Association of Social Workers. All rights reserved. Introduction In the … [Read more...]

The Social Security Administration’s Requirements

The Social Security Administration’s requirements The Social Security Administration’s requirements for issuing Social Security Number (SSN) printouts are less stringent than the requirements for issuing replacement SSN cards.  Since SSN printouts … [Read more...]

Selling a Clinical Social Work Practice

Selling a Clinical Social Work Practice By Sherri Morgan, Associate Counsel, LDF and Office of Ethics & Professional Review  ©April 2013. National Association of Social Workers. All rights reserved. Introduction Clinical social workers in … [Read more...]