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17 hours ago
Clinical Social Workers Excluded from MIPS Reporting in 2019 »
Clinical Social Workers Excluded from MIPS Reporting in 2019   The Centers for Medicare & Med...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beacon Updates - Fall 2018 »
Hi all,   As you may remember, thanks to your consistent feedback, NASW-MA and our partners advocated on your b...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Licensing Alert for ALL Licensed Social Workers »
Licensing Alert for ALL Licensed Social Workers August & September 2018   ALL social work licens...
Monday, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MassHealth Requirement FAQs »
Requirement for All LICSWs to apply to MassHealth as a Nonbilling Provider or as a Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) On...
Monday, August 13, 2018
All LICSWs Must Register with MassHealth before the Licensing Renewal Deadline »
All LICSWs Must Register with MassHealth before the Licensing Renewal Deadline If you are a Licensed Independent Clin...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clinical Alert: Continuity of Care During the MassHealth Transition Period »
It is June 1, and the MassHealth Continuity of Care period is officially over.   During the past 90 days,...
Thursday, May 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beacon Clawbacks & Recoupment Reimbursement Process »
Were you impacted by the Beacon/Nokomis audits? As you know, the audit process was halted due to our collective advocacy....
Thursday, March 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's March 1st - Do you know where your MassHealth clients are? »
It's March 1st - Do you know where your MassHealth clients are? As of today, March 1, 2018, every MassHealth membe...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MassHealth's Continuity of Care Promise »
In advance of the launch of MassHealth's new Accountable Care Organizations and Managed Care Organizations on March 1...
Thursday, December 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Managed Care News - November 2017 »
Managed Care News   By Erica Kirsners, LICSW SWTRS Commission Chair and HMO/MC Commission Member &...
Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
From Beacon Health Options: Trainings and Updates to the Payment Integrity Compliance Reviews »
Beacon Training Schedule for All Massachusetts Providers Beginning on December 15, 2017, the Beacon Payment Integrit...
Thursday, December 7, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
MassHealth Registration Requirement: What ALL LICSWs in MA Must Do »
What ALL Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSWs) Must Do  to Comply with the  MassH...
Friday, December 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Information for Private Practitioners in a Changing Health Care Landscape »
  NASW-MA is keenly aware that members in private practice are dealing with many problems related to retroactive...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PQRS Penalties and Informal Reviews: Must be completed by November 30, 2017! »
PQRS Penalties and Informal Reviews Must be completed by November 30, 2017!   On Thursday, November 16, R...
Thursday, October 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Webinar in Response to the Beacon Health Options and Nokomis Audit »
Have you been impacted by the Beacon Health Options and Nokomis audit?   NASW is keenly aware that members ar...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Performance Specifications: Telehealth »
Providers contracted for this service are expected to comply with all requirements of these service-specific performance s...
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Clinical Alert Re: Medicare PQRS Immediate Attention Needed »
Medicare PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Clinical Manager December 2016 It has been bro...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
HIPAA Phishing Email Alert »
Social work practitioners should be aware of a recent phishing scam. On November 28, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights...
Friday, November 4, 2016
PQRS Ends December 31, 2016 »
Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Practice Associate October 2016 The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), whi...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Changes to ICD-10 Mental Health Codes on the Way »
Clinical Alert National Association of Social Workers – MA Chapter September, 2016 Changes to ICD-10 Mental Hea...
Friday, August 5, 2016
Insurance Company Problems and the Massachusetts Attorney General »
Recently, Roberta Russell, PhD, LICSW, member of NASW-MA and the Chapter’s HMO/MCO Commission, went with a group of privat...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
What Massachusetts LICSWs Need to Know About the MassHealth Registration Requirement »
Clinical Alert NASW-MA Chapter April 29, 2016 Update: What Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Soci...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
LICSWs will be Required to Complete Non-Billing Provider Enrollment…eventually. »
The NASW-MA Chapter has been receiving member questions about rumors related to a new law requiring LICSWs to fill-out “Ma...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
PQRS Alert for Clinical Social Workers Who are Medicare Providers »
Hello NASW-MA Chapter Member:   The following is an important Clinical Alert for all Social Workers who hav...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
NASW Clinical Alert: BCBS EFT Payment Deadline November 1st »
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA As of November 1, 2015 BCBSMA will no longer pay providers with paper checks. You...
Thursday, October 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clinical Alert: Update on Billing with ICD-10 »
By Erica Kirsners Use ICD-10 diagnostic codes for Dates of Service (DOS) October 1st and later.&n...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
NASW Medicare UPDATE: Good News! »
NASW Clinical Alert You may now bill for your Medicare clients! NASW-MA Chapter received the following important inf...
Monday, April 6, 2015
Clinical Alert: NASW Shares Legal Issues in Health Insurance Audits »
NASW Shares Legal Issues in Health Insurance Audits NASW National’s “Legal Issue of the Month” article discusses some o...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Reporting Requirements for PQRS 2015 »
NASW Clinical Alert Winter 2015 Reporting Requirements for PQRS 2015 for Individual Measures Used by Clinical Soci...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Clinical Alert: An Overview of 2015 Medicare Updates for Clinical Social Workers »
NASW Clinical Alert Winter 2015 An Overview of 2015 Medicare Updates for Clinical Social Workers Mirean Coleman, LIC...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ICD-10 Codes Will Not Be Used Until October 2015 »
On April 1 President Obama signed a bill, passed by the Senate and House, which will delay scheduled cuts in Medicare paym...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Clinical Social Workers Be Aware: PQRS 2013 Deadlines Approaching »
Clinical Social Workers who are Medicare providers should participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS...
Friday, March 1, 2013
Medicare Providers Take Note: Report PQRS Measures in 2013 »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) will subj...
Friday, February 1, 2013
CPT Code & Reimbursement Crisis: What NASW is Doing For You »
NASW-MA is well aware that our members in private practice are facing a significant crisis, including both financial disru...

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