Episode 35: Fighting Against Clawbacks
NASW Social Work Talks Podcast
Rebekah Gewirtz, MPA, Executive Director
of NASW’s Massachusetts Chapter, speaks with us about how her chapter is fighting against clawbacks in her state.
Clawbacks are when an insurance company requires a provider to return money they’ve been paid in the past. Clawbacks can occur months, or even years, after the service has been provided.
Many social workers in private practice experience clawbacks, which make it difficult for them to know their true income. And they are leading some social workers to remove themselves from insurance panels, including state Medicaid programs. This in turn hurts patients, who need to use their insurance in order to afford mental health care.
Published July 9, 2019
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