Codes for Reimbursement: A new Clinical
Social Work Practice Update explains the place
of service codes required on claim form CMS-1500
when seeking reimbursement from third-party payers. Gerontological
Social Work Research: New Web pages give
important information about gerontological
social work research. HIV/AIDS
Pandemic Response: A new Health
Practice Update explains NASW's efforts to
prepare the profession to respond to the HIV/AIDS
pandemic through continuing education and training.
Nominations are being accepted
for 10 $120,000 Robert Wood Johnson Community
Health Leadership Program Awards. The program
seeks out individuals who have the leadership
skills to overcome complex obstacles and find
creative ways to bring health care services to
their communities. Candidates should be working
at the grass-roots level, have received no significant
national recognition and have no less than five
and no more than 15 years of community health
Nominators must submit the
program's letter of intent by Sept. 22, 2004.
For more information or to download the letter
of intent, visit the Web
site or call the program office at
ADHD and Genes
The National Institutes of
Health are conducting a nationwide study to identify
specific genes that contribute to Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participating families
must have at least two children, and at least
one with ADHD (between the ages of 7 and 17).
No travel is required for this study. Participants
will receive study-related tests at no cost. Participation
may help in developing a new treatment for ADHD.
Call (800) 411-1222; TTY (866) 411-1010.
Key in Managing Medication Social Workers' Role Vital in Promoting Adherence Not adhering to prescription
regimens has been called "the nation's other drug
problem." By Peter Slavin, Special to