(CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: Key Provisions Impacting Clinical Social Workers

Practice Alert

Oct 25, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) issued on July 16 includes a variety of provisions that are relevant to clinical social workers (CSWs) who are participating providers in Medicare. These provisions are outlined below and cover a number of areas, including but not limited to telehealth, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and reimbursement.

NASW submitted a comment letter to CMS on September 13, 2021. In addition, NASW members were invited to submit their own comments via an action alert. The agency will issue the final rule in late 2021. NASW will provide an update at that time on the contents of the rule and implications for clinical social workers (CSWs).

 

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NASW submits comments to CMS on the Calendar Year 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (Sept. 13, 2021)

Sep 15, 2021

Re: CMS – 1751-P Medicare Program; CY 2022 Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Provider Enrollment Regulation Updates; Provider and Supplier Prepayment and Post-Payment Medical Review RequirementsFee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Provider Enrollment Regulation Updates; Provider and Supplier Prepayment and Post-Payment Medical Review Requirements

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Practice Alert: “Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule”

Aug 16, 2021

 

In July 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that announced proposed policy and practice changes for Medicare Part B payments beginning January 1, 2022.

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PRACTICE ALERT Highlights of the Medicare CY 2021 Physician Final Rule February 2021 (revised from January 2021)

NASW Practice Alert

Mar 16, 2021

On Dec. 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The rule is effective Jan. 1, 2021, and applies to Medicare providers including clinical social workers.

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Seeking public comments for "Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice: A Reference Manual"

NASW’s Task Force for Private Practice Guidelines

Dec 04, 2020

NASW’s Task Force for Private Practice Guidelines is seeking public comments for the document, Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice: A Reference Manual. This manual provides a useful set of guidelines for clinical social workers starting a private practice and for seasoned clinical social workers seeking specific information related to the practice and business side of a private practice. Your comments are important to us and will determine how the task force moves forward. The public comment period begins December 4, 2020, and ends January 4, 2021.

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Medicare Telehealth Psychiatric CPT® Codes Used by Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, Clinical Manager, LICSW, CT

Apr 16, 2020

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily expanded its telehealth policies on an emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

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