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'Documenting for Medicare' Teleconference

NASW's Legal Defense Fund will sponsor a teleconference, "Documenting for Medicare and Social Work Record Retention," on May 4, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time. This teleconference was originally presented in October 2005 and is being repeated by popular demand from members. It is part of a series of Medicare teleconferences that NASW will host to assist members who are Medicare providers and private practitioners in improving their skills. CEUs will be available upon request. Members may access the teleconference by dialing (800) 238-9007 and using confirmation code 1415460. For further information: click here


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From the President
Ensuring the Child Welfare Lifeline
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Health Practice Shifts Base to Community
Public Health Social Workers Are in a 'Unique Place'
Changes have brought about a new emphasis on community-based care.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Workforce Study Results Released
Client populations are frequently from vulnerable groups such as children and older adults.
By Lyn Stoesen and Scott Moss, News Staff

Social Work Congress Report Issued
The 2005 Congress produced 12 imperatives.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Bush's 2007 Budget Cuts 'Essential Services'
"Cutting or limiting funding for such important programs is a great concern."
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Experts Examine Disasters, Disparities
The meeting addressed the role of disparities in disaster response.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Partnership Promoting Foster Care Month
Tools to help plan a National Foster Care Month activity are available.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Assault Prevention Supported
The packets include information about events that chapters can support.

New Rules for Medicaid
Proof of U.S. Citizenship Required for Eligibility
The requirement is a result of a change in Medicaid law passed in the Deficit Reduction Act.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Campaign Promoted Nationwide
The future of the profession and the campaign are "inextricably linked."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Chapters Recovering in Wake of Disasters
NASW's Louisiana and Mississippi chapters were able to host annual meetings.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Rulings Favor NASW's Positions
The judge ruled that denying same-sex unions violates Maryland's Equal Rights Amendment.

The Board Takes Action
January 2006

Exchange Program With Beijing Offered
People to People encourages international understanding among ordinary citizens.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Ms. Cruise Features Profession
NASW board member Jacqueline Steingold was a panelist for three programs.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

NASW Active at CSWE Meeting
NASW was able to offer resources and information to colleagues from around the country.

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Erinn Dumas

NASW President:
Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

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Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

Publisher, NASW Press:
Cheryl Bradley

Manager, Publications:
Schandale Kornegay

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