NASW, MS Supports the Red Nose Campaign Against Poverty

Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day's events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it's a show not to be missed! to find out more & pledge your support, go here.


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 CMS Announces New Proposed Rule for Mental Health Parity for Medicaid & CHIP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to align Medicaid managed care plans and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) mental health and substance use benefits with the parity requirements of the private sector. 


Vikki Wachino, Acting Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services noted, “Improving quality and access to care impacts the health of our nation. Whether private insurance, Medicaid, or CHIP, all Americans deserve access to quality mental health services and substance use disorder services”.


The proposed rule is currently on display at and will be published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2015.  The deadline to submit comments is June 9, 2015.


View CMS' release of the announcement here:

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