The ICD-10-CM impacts clinical social workers who diagnose and treat mental illness not only in private practice, but in other settings such as hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and primary care. Clinical social workers who do not use the ICD-10-CM beginning October 1, 2015, may be denied reimbursement by payers. To help members transition, the national office offers the following resources.
New practice perspective on PQRS 2015 Qualified Registries. Instead of a claims submission for PQRS, clinical social workers may participate in a qualified registry in 2015 to avoid the 2017 PQRS payment adjustment of a minus two percent. NASW has reviewed the registry and provides a list of registries appropriate for use by clinical social workers.
Professional Development Resources
Chapter CE Approved Providers
List of Approved CE Providers
Application Form for CE Provider Approval
Continuing Education Approved Providers are not offered directly by NASWCO but are approved by the Chapter to award CE Credits to participants. CE credits may be utilized for DORA Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements for license renewal.
Chapter Info Sessions
The Chapter provides info sessions on the LSW/LCSW License Process, the Jurisprudence Exam, and on CPD Requirements. Free for members and $75 for non-members. Currently two titles are available by recording so you may watch on your own time, as often as you like, from your own computer. The title on CPD will be available soon. Sign up via the Services/Store page. (FYI, these titles cannot be used as CPD hours.)
Chapter Professional Education Workshops
These educational events are provided directly by NASWCO. They are open to all social workers and other mental health professionals. Earn Professional Development Hours to meet DORA license renewal requirements, CECs are provided. For details and to register click on the title.
- Using Technology in Clinical Practice - Coming in early 2016 (3 CECs)
- Risk Assessment for Violent Behavior - Planned for 2016 (3 CECs)
Several NASW Chapters have established this Institute comprised of social work focused courses offered on-demand. The library of courses includes 125+ distinctive distance learning courses in more than 60 topic areas available in audio, text, and video formats. Affordable learning at your pace and on your terms!
NASW and Assurance Services, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the PETC. This online educational platform for professionals in social work provides convenient 24 hour access to quality continuing education. Depending on your interests, it's actually possible to take courses with fees that would be equal to your membership dues!
Live hour-long teleconferences held monthly for NASW members that highlight the latest social work issues. Besides a live teleconference, members can access the transcripts and audio/podcast component of the teleconference 24/7 through NASW’s Web site.
Earn CPD Hours by reading Journals produced by the NASW Press, which are among the most highly cited in the social services. See available Journals such as: Social Work, Children & Schools, Health & Social Work, Social Work Research, and Social Work Abstracts. For information on CPD requirements and the types of allowable activities go here.
2016 Annual Colorado Mental Health Professionals Conference
This Conference, sponsored by NASWCO, CCA, CAAP AND COAMFT, is set to be Colorado's largest educational event of the year for clinicians, administrators, advocates, and students with over 1750 attendees, 75 vendors and numerous speakers, trainings and opportunities to network.