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Jan 22, 2023

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is holding community conversations about the ASWB tests required for licensure in many states.  As you may recall, this summer, ASWB released data that demonstrated test pass rate disparities among racial groups. The independent consulting firm the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) will be conducting three types of community conversations: in-person, virtual, and self-paced survey. It is time to register with HumRRO to participate. About the community conversations Each virtual and in-person community conversation is an interactive three-hour session connecting social...

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Jan 03, 2023

2022 Taxes and NASW Membership Dues Deductibility Members who qualify to deduct membership dues payments from income taxes should note that for the calendar year ending December 31, 2022, four percent (4%) of the annual NASW dues payment is not deductible. This percentage is based on the amount of association lobbying activity in 2022.

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Dec 20, 2022

The NASW Iowa Chapter office will be closed beginning at 1 pm Friday, 12-23 and will reopen on Tuesday, 1-3-23. If you need assistance with CEUs or any other year-end matters, please contact us by 4 pm on Thurs. 12-22 so we have to time for research and processing.  If you have questions about CEUs or licensure renewal, please see the Iowa Board of Social Work website: https://idph.iowa.gov/licensure/iowa-board-of-social-work

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Sep 22, 2022

NASW Essential Chat with NASW Board President Mit Joyner Thurs. 9-29 6 pm CT Facebook Live Governance and Leadership Shaping the Social Work Vision for the Future Featuring Dr. Mit Joyner NASW President-Elect Yvonne Chase Senior Field Organizer Dina Kastner NASW Federal Lobbyist Julie Shroyer MSW

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Sep 22, 2022

NASW is calling all non-profit professionals to see if they qualify for #PSLF during the Limited Waiver through October 31, 2022. Many #SocialWorkers qualify for #PSLF. Visit the #PSLF Help Tool to start the process of gaining forgiveness. #PSLFWorks https://studentaid.gov/pslf/

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Sep 22, 2022

Following a recent update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies. A blog post written by NASW Senior Practice Associate Denise Johnson clarifies what POS codes clinical social workers should use when providing telehealth services and much more. Read the NASW Social Work Blog https://buff.ly/3DtahPx

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Aug 15, 2022

Update 8-15-2022 CareDash and BetterHelp Concerns We previously informed you of our concerns about the posting of psychotherapists’ profiles, without their knowledge or consent, in soliciting business for online psychotherapy platforms. We are happy to report that – with the help our members – significant progress has been made in addressing these concerns. For a summary of developments, see this NASW blog. Given this progress and ongoing discussions between NASW’s National Office and CareDash and BetterHelp, we ask that you refrain (at least temporarily) from filing complaints on this issue with law enforceme...

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Aug 15, 2022

This Fri. 8-19-2022 An Hour with Private Practice Questions & Answers Historical Perspectives of Telehealth and Its Usage by Private Practitioners Today 11 am to noon CT More information available at https://www.socialworkers.org/practice/an-hour-with-private-practice This is a benefit of NASW membership!

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Aug 08, 2022

The first edition of the NASW Iowa Chapter Connect to Newsletter is now available. 8-4-2022 Edition of the NASW IA Connect to End COVID Newsletter  

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Aug 03, 2022

8-5-22, 11:57 am From the NASW Office of General Counsel Update on CareDash and BetterHelp Concerns We previously informed you of our concerns about the posting of psychotherapists’ profiles, without their knowledge or consent, in soliciting business for online psychotherapy platforms. As a result of our actions and your response, NASW is currently engaged in productive discussion with BetterHelp regarding this practice. Thanks to all of you for your attention to this issue. We will provide you with an update on this matter next week. The NASW Office of General Cousel is working diligently on this matter during their p...

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Jun 15, 2022

HF 2549 establishes a Mental Health Practitioner Loan Repayment Program Fund Good news!  On Monday, 6-15-2022, Governor Reynolds signed HF 2549, which establishes the Mental Health Practitioner Loan Repayment Program Fund.  The NASW Iowa Chapter worked closely with the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy to advocate for this program. In HF 2575, the Education Appropriations bill, the state legislature appropriates $520,000 to the newly created Mental Health Practitioner Loan Repayment Program fund. (See p. 3 lines 6 through 14 of the amendment to HF 2575 for ...

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Jun 14, 2022

NASW is partnering with the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a Briefing regarding Social Work and Infant Formula, June 16th at 2pm CT/3pm EDT. #Socialworkers join us to learn about resources and what you can do to help clients and families. Register here: https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_6puY-ETvT4CccuGwbzeaDw

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Jun 06, 2022

A new blog, “CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth” has been posted on the NASW website. Following a recent update from the Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies. The purpose of this blog is to clarify what POS codes clinical social workers should use when providing telehealth services and can be found at http://www.socialworkblog.org/pressroom/2022/06/cms-creates-additional-place-of-service-code-for-telehealth/ and on the Clinical Social Work Practi...

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May 24, 2022

Vote for NASW IA members to represent you on the Iowa Chapter Board 2022-2023   A link to the electronic ballot has been sent to all current NASW IA Chapter members with email addresses on file.   If you prefer to complete a paper ballot or need a link to the electronic ballot please contact the Chapter office at (515) 277-1117. BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE CHAPTER OFFICE OR CAST ONLINE BY 5:00 PM CT Monday, June 13, 2022 TO BE COUNTED For information about the candidates go to: https://naswia.socialworkers.org/About/Board-of-Directors

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May 19, 2022

Iowans will join together on Sunday, May 22, 2 pm Iowa State Capitol West Terrace to honor our Black siblings who were murdered in Buffalo, NY and to say STOP THE HATE! A Call to Action in our communities will be part of the Solidarity Memorial. Organizations sponsoring A Solidarity Memorial | STOP THE HATE! include: Center for Social Ministry Creative Visions Des Moines Education Association Indivisible Iowa National Association of Social Workers, Iowa No Justice No Peace New Frontier Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Iowa Citizen Action Network Iowa Coalition for Collective Change

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