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Call to Delegate Assembly 2008

The official Call to Delegate Assembly 2008 and the Delegate Assembly timeline are available to members on NASW's Web site.


NPI Update

Clinical social workers who submit reimbursement claims either electronically or on paper must obtain National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers by May 23, 2007, in order to be reimbursed by third-party payers. To call NASW's NPI hotline: (202) 408-8600, ext. 497. To apply online: NPPES. Paper applications: (800) 465-3203.


Use Revised CMS-1500 Form

As of June 1, 2007, all clinical social workers must be using the revised CMS-1500 form for reimbursement claims or risk claim denials [February News]. For more information: click here


QCSW Renewals Due

Renewal notices for NASW's Qualified Clinical Social Worker credential have been e-mailed and mailed to members who hold the QCSW. The deadline to renew is June 30, 2007. For information and the renewal form: QCSW Renewal


Sanctions in Force Listed Online

NASW adjudicates certain allegations of violations of its Code of Ethics by members, and if violations are found, may impose sanctions. For the list of sanctions of public notification imposed within the past 10 years that remain in force: Sanctions in Force


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From the President
Public Health Goal a Natural Fit
By Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Gulf Coast Chapters Rebuilding Strength
Hurricane Katrina-Affected Areas Still Face Challenges
"We still have a large amount of recovery that has yet to be done."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Q&A Candidates for NASW President-Elect

Experts Review Past to Shape Future
Pioneers Event Helps Lay Foundation for Reinvestment Initiative
Speakers examine social work in aging, schools, child welfare and community development.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Mental Health Parity, Genetics Bills Backed
The parity legislation does not limit benefits to a narrow list of diagnoses.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Reicherts Benefit Foundation
The Reicherts were longtime supporters of NASW and the profession.

Input Offered for Vaccine Response
"Social workers will be a big part of any pandemic influenza response."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

2nd Meeting on Health Disparities Hosted
End-of-life care is a focus of the town hall meeting series.

Delegation to Visit Cambodia
Delegates will explore organizations that provide social services.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Two Friend-of-the-Court Briefs Joined
A Kansas case on reporting sexual activity of minors moves to federal appeals court.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Workforce Center's Web Site Adds Content
An updated, searchable clearinghouse has been added to the Web site.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Fee Collection, Psychotherapy Notes Discussed
New legal articles are posted every month.

Social Work Safety Bill Advances
The bill was prompted by the October death of a social service aide.

Gerontology Education Urged
Infusion Into Curriculum Examined at Forum
More leaders are needed to help increase the desirability of geriatric social work.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

The Board Takes Action
Jan. 2007

Consumer Web Site Continues to Expand
More than 100 social workers have contributed articles to the site.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Ms. Cruise Offers CEUs in Caribbean
NASW representatives presented sessions during the program.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Peace Prize Nominee Endorsed
Sendler used her social work qualifications to enter the Warsaw ghetto.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

CNN Quotes NASW on School Drug Tests
Balance is needed between meeting school safety needs and a student's right to privacy.

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