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NASW Practice Alert: 2019 MACRA Reporting for Clinical Social Workers in Private Practice

Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT
NASW Clinical Manager

This new practice alert informs clinical social workers about the 2019 MACRA quality payment exclusion for clinical social workers, what led to it, and its impact.

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) ended the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for clinical social work reimbursement and established a quality payment incentive program known as the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This program provides clinical social workers who are Medicare providers with two ways to participate: (1) the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and (2) The Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

For social work purposes, clinical social workers who work in health care organizations are most likely to participate in APMs and report measures as an “incident to” provider. Clinical social workers who are Medicare providers in private practice would participate in MIPS.

Read the complete alert here

Posted on 12/07/18 at 10:56 AM

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