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NASW Medicare UPDATE: Good News!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015  
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NASW Clinical Alert

You may now bill for your Medicare clients!

NASW-MA Chapter received the following important information from National NASW: 

The Senate approved a permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement under Medicare, a bill which the House had passed on March 26. 

This means that Medicare providers' payments will not annually be threatened with a decrease (this year it would have been 21%,) and in fact will automatically be increased 0.5% annually for the next five years. 

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This reverses the Chapter's previous warning that Private Practice LICSWs not submit their Medicare claims for dates of service April 1, 2015 and later. 

You May Send Them In, NOW! 

Note: Thank you to NASW-MA Chapter members, Jan Price, LICSW & Erica Kirsners, LICSW, who also alerted the Chapter about this welcome news.

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