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An April story on Nobel Peace Prize nominee Irena Sendler contained an incorrect Web address. The correct address is: www.irenasendler.org


NASW Ballots Due May 25

Completed ballots for this spring's NASW leadership election must be received by May 25. Online voting is an option. For the slate and candidates' information: Governance


Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

NASW Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month


NPI Deadline

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.


Raise Your Profile

Make the National Social Work Public Education Campaign a greater success. Complete a member profile and keep it up-to-date. A key component of the Public Education Campaign is understanding our profession better. We ask that you complete a member profile with us and keep it up-to-date. Online: Go to Member Center, log in, and click on "Modify/Change Your Profile." Phone: Call 800.742.4089.


Annual Meeting

The NASW Annual Meeting of Members will be held at noon on June 22, 2007, in the Board Room of NASW, 750 First Street, N.E., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002.


Use Revised CMS-1500

As of June 1, 2007, all clinical social workers must use the revised CMS-1500 form for reimbursement claims or risk claim denials. For details: click here


QCSW Renewal

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

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


HIPAA Primer

"The HIPAA Security Rule Primer: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners" is available free from NASW's Legal Defense Fund. The guide examines HIPAA, the security rule, how the rule will affect your practice, compliance documentation, and government enforcement and penalties, among other topics. To download the guide in PDF format: click here

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From the Director
Social Work Must Be At the Table
By Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW, MPH

Support Grows for Youth Who 'Age Out'
Transition From Foster Care to Adulthood Eased
Statistics reveal startling facts about this vulnerable group of young people.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

New Web Portal Boosts Search Possibilities
"The goal was to create a premier Web site for the social work profession," said Elizabeth J. Clark.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Initiative Gaining Momentum
NASW Meets With Nurses to Review Strategies
The Nurse Reinvestment Act became law in 2002.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Congress Recognizes Profession in March
Five representatives spoke in support of Shea-Porter's resolution.

U.N. Day Focus Is Women, Development
"Social workers have historically been at the forefront of peacemaking," Clark said.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Groups Formulate Guidelines
Project Addresses Case Management Principles
Development of the "meta-guidelines" is part of a project for the National Transitions of Care Coalition.

Experts List Taps Clark
Women represent only 14 percent of guests on Sunday-morning talk shows.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Athletics, Abuse Briefs Filed
Cases in U.S. and New Mexico Supreme Courts
"States and their athletic associations must be required to fulfill their nondiscrimination obligations."
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Conference Spotlights Ethical Dilemmas
Frederick Reamer led a Specialty Practice Sections teleconference.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Report Examines Parity and Access
Data from the study will help advance mental health parity policy work.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Hospice Program Studies Grief
The teleconference examined new developments related to grief.

Youth Mental Health Focus of Observance
The theme this year gives special attention to school-based programs.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Genetics Bill Moves in House
There are 1,200 genetic tests that can diagnose thousands of health conditions.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

'Rethinking' of Aging Services Is Urged
Social Work Reinvestment Initiative Part of Renewal Efforts
Those who work in aging are being forced to rethink what it means to grow older.
By Paul R. Pace, News Staff

Domestic Violence Conference Held
A policy expert spoke to NASW's National Committee on Women's Issues.
By Lyn Stoesen, News Staff

Cancer Caregiving Course Going Online
This is NASW's second cancer-related online course.

Height Honored at Forum on Women
Albright, Novello and others were also honored.

Social Work in the Public Eye

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M. Scott Moss

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Lyn Stoesen naswnews@naswdc.org

Paul R. Pace naswnews@naswdc.org

Jim Snyder

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Erinn Dumas

NASW President:
Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW

Executive Director:
Elizabeth J. Clark, Ph.D., ACSW

Publisher, NASW Press:
Cheryl Bradley

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