Clinical Social Work Policy & News

Social Work in Alaska: An Adventure Worth Taking

Social Work Advocates magazine

Feb 15, 2022

Your expertise can change someone’s life. Alaska needs dedicated, experienced therapists with the LCSW, LMSW or LPC credential. Ideally, you’ll have the Alaskan license in hand, although most facilities will allow you time to obtain this credential if you don’t already possess it.


Update: Federal Rule to Prevent Surprise Health Care Billing – Application to Clinical Social Workers

Jan 06, 2022

This blog post updates information from our post of December 21, 2021. It provides updated clarifying information that was not available until now regarding Part II of a federal rule that pertains to the provision of Good Faith Estimates.


CY 2022 Medicare Quality Payment Program for Clinical Social Workers FAQ

Social Work Blog

Dec 15, 2021

Beginning January 1, 2022, clinical social workers (CSWs) will become eligible to participate in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP).

NASW advocated for the inclusion of CSWs in the QPP. CSWs participate in the QPP through a system called the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS was designed to tie payments to quality and cost efficient care, drive improvement in care processes and health outcomes, increase the use of healthcare information, and reduce the cost of care.


Superheroes and Grief

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Apr 06, 2021

Dr. Jill Harrington, DSW, LCSW, is creator and co-editor of "Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss," which provides practical ideas for promoting healing through modern superhero stories.


Battling Burnout

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Feb 23, 2021

We speak with Kelley Bonner, LCSW, MA, a burnout expert and wellness advocate, about how social workers can recognize, prevent and recover from burnout.


Living With and Overcoming Stress

NASW Social Work Talks Podcast

Feb 09, 2021

Darryl Webster, MSW, LICSW, a school social worker for 25 years, is the author of “I Think I’m Going Crazy: Proven Strategies for Managing Stress, Overcoming Anxiety and Depression.” We speak with him about dealing with stress during the pandemic and beyond.


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