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2007 NASW Slate

The NASW National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification in December 2006 adopted the slate for the spring 2007 election. Members eligible to vote must hold NASW membership in good standing as of Feb. 28, 2007. Ballots will be mailed in April 2007. Completed ballots must be received by May 25, 2007.

Candidates' biographies, platform statements and endorsements will accompany the ballots and will be posted on NASW's Web site. Campaigns must be conducted in accordance with the National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification's election standards.

Persons considered for the slate, but not nominated, may be added by petition. Petitions are due at the NASW national office by Feb. 9, 2007.


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Apply for the NPI

Clinical social workers in private practice who meet HIPAA's "health care provider" definition, transmit health information electronically or use business associations to do so must obtain National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers by May 2007 in order to be reimbursed by third-party payers and to be compliant with HIPAA regulations. To apply: NPPES


Award Nominees Sought

Nominations are being accepted for NASW national recognition awards and NASW Foundation fellowships and scholarships: Recognition awards NASW and NASW Foundation Recognition Awards; Fellowship, scholarship awards NASW Foundation Fellowship, Scholarship and Research Awards


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From the President
Growth Is Profession's Challenge
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Veterans Aided With Transition Struggle
Stress of Combat Can Carry Over into Civilian Life
Veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are facing unique challenges.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Retrospective Informs Reinvestment
Pioneers Speak About History of National Social Work Policies
Illuminating the historical framework of social work practice today was the listening conference's aim.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Rodriguez Regains House Seat
The social worker is the winner of a runoff election held in early December.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work Month Highlights Health Arena
NASW offers materials to chapters and schools for the 2007 celebration.

Campaign Takes Wing

Indicators Gauge Cultural Competence
The indicators address questions raised during development of the standards.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Interaction Holds CEO Retreat
The meeting brought together national leaders to discuss their goals.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Madam Speaker

Continuity Consensus Sought
Discontinuation of care causes consequences for everyone involved.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Surveys Address Reimbursement
Results will be sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval.

Caucus Focuses on Uganda
NASW Staffer Speaks at Human Rights Meeting
Diaz also offered the annual social work lecture at Monmouth University.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Former PACE Chair Alicia Smalley Dies
Smalley held both local and national NASW leadership positions.

Updates Examine Trafficking, Billing
By April 2, use of the revised CMS-1500 billing form will be mandated.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Choice for Prisoners Reviewed
The complaint has been certified as a class-action lawsuit.

Idahoans Surveyed on End-of-Life Choices
More than 1,000 people completed the survey.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Cards Urge Universal Health Care
More than 2,000 cards made by the chapter went to lawmakers during the holidays.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Medicaid Fight Won
"The state wanted to revamp the standards so that around 1,200 people no longer qualified."

Chapter Helps Avert Reimbursement Cut
Clinical social workers in two provider networks would have been adversely affected.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Social Work in the Public Eye

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Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

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