Anthem to Reimburse for LMSWs

Anthem is now reimbursing LMSWs providing clinical behavioral health services in accordance with Anthem’s “Incident to” reimbursement policy. Anthem will cover the service under the supervising licensed billable provider. Thus the billing must be made under the LCSW or other credentialed clinician. Anthem has made this decision in order to assure compliance with the parity […]

NASW’s opposition to the Senate confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

NASW has issued a statement of opposition to the Senate confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. We ask our members to call Senators Blumenthal and Murphy and tell them to oppose Jeff Sessions nomination. To read the statement click here.

Beware of Scam Hitting Therapists

Beware of Scam Hitting Therapists We recently had a member nearly scammed by a party that claimed they were seeking marital therapy while visiting Connecticut for 6 weeks. The scammer requested booking 10 sessions and offered to send a 50% down payment to hold the appointments. The scammer contacted the therapist several times to see […]

Chapter’s BOD Adopts 2017 Legislative Agenda

The Chapter’s Board of Directors has adopted the 2017 Legislative Agenda that addresses a wide range of critical issues as we go into the 2017 legislative session. To read the agenda click here

Communications to State’s Public School Superintendents

NASW has written to all of the state’s public school superintendents as to the importance of having school social workers in each school district. The letter speaks to the critical roles that school social workers play within public schools. A slightly modified version is being sent to all of the Board of Education Presidents for […]

License Renewals

License renewals are going to a paperless online licensing system. LMSW renewals are now completely online only and LCSW renewals are anticipated to be online by the second quarter of 2017. Approximately 60 days prior to your license renewal date you will receive an email notice. If you do not renew your license by the expiration […]

NASW Statement on Donald J. Trump Election as 45th U.S. President

PRESS RELEASE November 9, 2016 NASW Statement on Donald J. Trump Election as 45th U.S. President Association urges President-Elect to help heal divisiveness, trauma from his campaign                                                          […]

LMSWs and Insurance Reimbursement

If you are a LMSW you are not eligible for direct insurance reimbursement when in private practice. Insurers require the LCSW to attain credentialed status as a provider. LMSWs can work in private practice under supervision of a LCSW, LMFT, LPC, APRN or Licensed Psychologist. LMSWs can directly bill consumers who are privately paying or […]

Social Work Virtual Book Club

Social Work Virtual Book Club: Join the NASW Connecticut  Virtual Book Club by Wednesday November 7th to vote for our next book. To sign up please visit http://pbc.guru/nasw/connecticut/. The program is $49 per year for chapter members. The book club connects virtually through a LinkedIn group to discuss books related to social work and social justice. The last selection was I Am Malala […]

PACE is Seeking Volunteers to Help Elect Social Work Friendly Legislators

NASW/CT’s political action committee (PACE) is seeking volunteers to help elect social work friendly legislators. If you can commit to at least 2 hours on a PACE endorsed campaign we want to hear from you! Click here for more information and registration as a “player” in the 2016 elections. Once we hear from you we […]