Clinical Social Work Practice Tools:
PQRS & Measurement


 Practice Alert - Seeking Clinical Social Workers In Applied Behavioral Analysis

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Oct 11, 2013

NASW would like hear from clinical social workers who have a certificate in applied behavioral analysis and treat patients who have the diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

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Practice Alert - Clinical Social Workers Be Aware: PQRS 2013 Deadlines Approaching

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Oct 04, 2013

Clinical social workers who are Medicare providers should participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).  Participation increases practice revenue by .5 percent and avoids a 1.5 percent penalty in 2015 for not using measures in 2013.

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Practice Perspectives - Reporting PQRS Measures For Medicare In 2013

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Mar 01, 2013

NASW encourages clinical social workers who are Medicare providers to participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Doing so not only increases practice revenue by .5 percent, but helps clinical social workers avoid a 1.5 percent penalty in 2015 for not using measures in 2013.

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Practice Alert - Dementia Measures Available For Public Comment

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Nov 24, 2010

NASW has been involved in the development of several dementia quality measures through the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.  These measures were developed for use by Medicare providers and other health plan providers who perform services with geriatric patients.

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Clinical Social Work Practice Update - 2009 Medicare Bonus Incentive Program For Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Apr 01, 2009

NASW encourages clinical social workers who are Medicare providers to participate in the optional 2009 Medicare Bonus Incentive Program. Doing so not only increases practice revenue, but prepares clinical social workers to document performance measures prior to their permanent implementation within several years.

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Clinical Social Work Practice Alert - Urgent Input Needed For New Care Transitions Measures

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Feb 01, 2009

NASW strongly encourages members who work in health care settings to take the opportunity to comment on care transitions measures which are being considered for use in transitions of care during discharges of patients from inpatient settings and Emergency Departments.  The American Medical Association/Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA/PCPI) has released for public comment a Care Transitions Performance Measurement Set.

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