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Policy and Advocacy News

2015 WV Legislative Session

Final Member Update on SB 599 Re Social Work Licensing
2015 Bills of Interest Summary   2015 Social Work Day Report  
 2015 Legislative Action Priorities
Senator & Delegate Office Phone Numbers for 2015 Session
WV Legislature Website

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Important News for Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers!

These documents will help Clinical Social Workers successfully report PQRS in 2015 and avoid penalties in 2017. 

• PQRS 2015 Frequently Asked Questions by Clinical Social Workers, This document answers frequently asked PQRS questions by members to NASW. 

• What’s New in PQRS 2015 for Clinical Workers, . This document outlines new policies and procedures for reporting PQRS in 2015.

• Reporting Requirements for PQRS 2015 for Individual Measures Used by Clinical Social Workers, This document is a comprehensive review of PQRS 2015 for clinical social workers.


We are pleased to announce that, in 2015, the West Virginia DHHR Bureau for Medical Services will begin the process of enrolling Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers as reimbursable WV Medicaid providers. We anticipate that interested LICSWs will have had the opportunity to become credentialed providers of individual and group therapy services to authorized WV Medicaid recipients by or about July 1, 2015. Stay tuned for more details! An information session is being planned for the upcoming Spring CE Conference for Social Workers.

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WV Medicaid Announces LICSW Provider Enrollment!

WV Medicaid Announces LICSW Provider Enrollment!

We are pleased to inform you that the West Virginia Medicaid program has announced instructions for provider enrollment for Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers beginning on July 1st! Read the announcement letter

In addition, a draft LICSW provider manual is available for review and public comment through June 9th. Review the draft LICSW manual

LICSW's will be approved to provide:
     * Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation without Medical Services (90791)
     * Individual Psychotherapy (90832, 90834 & 90837)
     * Group Psychotherapy (90853)
     * Psychotherapy for Crisis (90839, 90840)
     * Family Psychotherapy (90846, 90847)

In order to begin the enrollment process, contact Molina Medicaid Solutions at 888.483-0793. Once you obtain a WV Medicaid provider billing number you will register with APS Healthcare (800-378-0284) to obtain prior authorization for services you intend to render. Questions may be directed to

2016 Spring Conference Call for Proposals

2016 Spring Continuing Education Conference for Social Workers

April 27, 28, & 29, Charleston Civic Center

Click text for 2016 Call for Proposal form

2015 Spring Conference

2015 Spring Continuing Education Conference for Social Workers

Wed - Fri, April 15 - 17, 2015, Charleston (WV) Civic Center


Participants: Complete the survey for a chance to win free admission next year!

Thank you for attending!

Keynote Speaker: Kane Smego

Session Handouts Links  

Schedule At-a-Glance  Keynote & Workshop Descriptions

  Sponsors - Exhibitors

CE Hours for Related Professions:
WV LPC Sessions   NAB/NCERS Approved   WV RNs   Ohio Social Workers

Upcoming CE Event! Social Work License Exam Preparation Course

License Exam Preparation Course w/ Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski, Sat. & Sun., April 18 & 19, 2015, Charleston, WV (Bachelors course Sat. only; Masters course Sat. & Sun.)

Downloadable Registration Request Form

Interactive Registration Request Form

Lodging: A limited number of rooms have been reserved for Friday and Saturday nights, April 17 & 18, at the Holiday Inn Express - Civic Center at the special group rate of $115 plus tax. Lodging is at your own expense. To make a reservation use Group Code/Type LEP/Association and call 855.729.5133 or online at Deadline: March 17, 2015. A major credit card or advance deposit is required to guarantee your reservation.

Pre-registration for this event is now in progress. Please register by Friday, April 10, 2015 to reserve your seat. You may also register at-the-door on a space-available basis. Call 304.345.6279 or email for additional information. Thank you!

2014 Fall Conference & Management Institute


2014 Fall Conference & Management Institute

Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 2014, Morgantown, WV

Conference Schedule, Sponsors & Exhibitors  CE Recording Form

Thank you for attending the 2014 Spring Conference!

2014 Spring CE Conference Resources

April 30, May 1 & 2, 2014, Charleston (WV) Civic Center

Continuing Education Form

Workshops/Schedule At-a-Glance 

Brochure w/ Session Descriptions  

Ohio Licensed Social Worker CE Sessions

WV LPC CE Sessions  Nsg Hm Admin Approved CE Sessions 

WV Registered Professional Nurses CE Sessions

Sponsors and Exhibitors  

2013 Spring Conference
2013 Spring CE Conference for Social Workers
Wednesday - Friday, May 1, 2 & 3, 2013
Charleston (WV) Civic Center

Thank you for attending the 2013 Spring Conference! You made it another wonderful success!

Blank CE Reporting Form
Conference Brochure
Session Descriptions    Session Titles & Conference Schedule
Sponsors & Exhibitors   WV LPC CE Approved Sessions    
Nursing Home Admin Approved Sessions    WV Nurses CE Information
WVU CE Certificate in Nonprofit Management Approved Sessions

Social Worker Safety - Update
In the wake of the July 30, 2008 murder of Right From the Start Social Worker Brenda Lee Yeager, elected officials reviewed issues of social worker safety in West Virginia.  This resulted in the passage of HB2566, a bill to update the state's malicious assault law to more clearly cover social workers who provide contracted services, as well as all government representatives and healthcare workers in the performance of their duties. Governor Manchin subsequently signed the bill into law in 2009.

November 2012 Update: NASW WV has encouraged the Legislature to be proactive in reviewing safety issues for all state employees who are expected to make field visits, rather than waiting for a disasterous event to spur action. To this end we caused a Study Resolution to be introduced and Legislative Interim Committee on Government Organization is currently discussing the topic. Chapter CEO Sam Hickman gave a report to a subcommittee in August and additional testimony from other entities is anticiated during the December interim meetings. Goals are to achieve statewide standards for worker safety regareless of department or title, to logically allocate technology solutions, and to share findings, policy recommendations and resources with the private and non-profit sectors.

In addition, Mr. Hickman was invited to participate on a national NASW panel of experts to develop safety guidelines for social workers, which should become available in early 2013.

Click text to read previous updates

2012 Spring Conference

Thank you for attending the 2012 Spring Conference

Thanks also for donating over 70 lbs of food to Common Grounds Community Outreach Center serving residents of Eastern Kanawha County! A project of St. Agnas Catholic Church, Morris Memorial UM Church & Village Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Brochure & Workshop Descriptions

2012 Continuing Education Form

Award Nominations
Click text for Nomination Form! Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Chapter Awards of Merit. The awards will be presented at the upcoming Spring Conference.

WV Board of Social Work New Phone Numbers

The West Virginia Board of Social Work has a new phone number & physical location.
The new phone number is 304.400.4980.
The fax line is 304.400.4976. 

The Board office is now located at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 500 B, Charleston, WV 25302.
Visitors must sign in at the security desk, so please call ahead.
The mailing address will remain the same: PO Box 5459, Charleston, WV  25361

Legislative Action Center

There are no current legislative action alerts. Stay tuned!



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2014 Chapter Leadership Elections

Announcement of Election Results - 7/9/14

Affordable Care Act News
Do You Qualify for WV's Expanded Medicaid Program? The WV Offices of the Insurance Commissioner has an online calculator at: with reliable premium info for the 11 health insurance options in the WV Health Insurance Marketplace.

The calculator does NOT show the subsidy enrollees may receive. The premiums look higher than expected until you factor in any subsidies. Health Care Marketplace news/updates at  and

Disaster Assistance Donations
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American Red Cross Donations click here

Social Workers Support Those Recovering from Hurricane Sandy!

Graduates! Career and WV License Info!
WV Licensing Info for Graduates!

Job listings, Career advice, CE and professional advancement opportunities. Employers can post jobs.

FY 2014 Audited Financial Statements

Click to view the FY 2014 Audited Financial Statements of the National Association of Social Workers, West Virginia Chapter

Click to view the FY 2014 IRS form 990 report of the NASW West Virginia Chapter

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