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Advocacy
Friday, April 21, 2017
Take Action Now! Help Your Patients Regain Access to Interventional Spine Procedures »
Patients on Medicaid, in the state of Oregon, no longer have access to  ANY  interventional spine procedures f...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
OHA Recommends Against ESIs; Considers Draft Guidance on Percutaneous Interventions »
The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee (EbGS) met April 6 and referred the draft cover...
Friday, April 14, 2017
SIS Recommends Changes to Humana's Medical Coverage Policy on Injections for Chronic Pain Conditions »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to the Humana medical coverage policy on injections for...
Friday, April 7, 2017
SIS Comments on Blue Shield of California’s Policy on Epidural Steroid Injections »
On April 4, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society commented on Blue Shield of California’s epidural steroid injection (ESI)...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
SIS Recommends Changes to the Facet Joint Intervention Coverage Policies of Two BCBS Plans »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to the facet joint intervention coverage policies of B...

Patient Safety
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Recall Alert Update: EpiPen® Auto-Injectors by Meridian Medical Technologies »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/31/2017: Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies', a Pfizer Company, Expande...
Monday, April 17, 2017
New FactFinder: Are Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media Safe for Spine Procedures? »
Find the facts about the safety of using gadolinium-based contrast media instead of standard iodinated contrast agents in...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Recall Alert: Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions’ Sterile Compounded Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/06/2017: Sterile Compounded Products by Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions: Recall - Lack of Sterilit...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Class I Recall Alert: SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pumps by Medtronic »
  SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/14/2017: SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pump...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Recall Alert: Avella Specialty Pharmacy Injectable Products Labeled “Latex Free” May Contain Latex »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 02/28/2017: Avella Specialty Pharmacy Unexpired Sterile Injectable Products Labeled “Latex Free”:...

Quality Improvement
Friday, April 14, 2017
SIS Comments on Proposed NICE Quality Standards on Low Back Pain »
On April 5, SIS submitted comments to the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on their draft qua...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
CMS Offers Webinar on Reviewing the Accuracy of the Data Submitted to the Open Payments System »
Industry is currently submitting data to the Open Payments System on payments or transfers of value made to physicians and...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
CMS Removes Previous Meaningful Use Domains in Updated eCQM Table for 2017 Performance Period »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated table accompanying the 2016 electroni...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Deadline for 2016 PQRS Electronic Health Record Submission Extended to March 31, 2017 »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reportin...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Attest to 2016 EHR Incentive Program Requirements by March 13 to Avoid a 2018 Payment Adjustment »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the attestation deadline for providers participating i...

Research
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
February 20 is the Deadline for the 25th Annual Meeting’s Call for Abstracts »
We are now accepting abstracts for poster and podium presentation for the SIS 25th Annual Meeting in San Francisco Jul...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Third Quarter 2016 Online Journal Club »
New reviews of three articles published in the third quarter of 2016 are now available to read here . The articles sele...
Monday, October 17, 2016
North American Spine Society - Letters of Proposal Now Accepted »
NASS 2017 Research Funding is available for the following: Research Grants; Young Investigators Grants; Nontraditional Non...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SIS Members Discuss Their Experiences Online - Online Journal Club »
Drs. John MacVicar, Milton Landers, and David Vivian recently discussed the Online Journal Club review on Safety of Lumba...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SIS Membership Survey Supports Award-Winning Study »
    SIS members contributed to the study that was awarded the Clinical Research Prize by the Internationa...

Society News
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Your Profession Needs You »
SIS is seeking volunteers to serve on two new committees, the Membership Committee and the Fundraising Committee. These co...
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Call for Volunteers to Serve on Fundraising Committee »
SIS is seeking volunteers to serve on a new Fundraising Committee. The Fundraising Committee will be led by ad-hoc Bo...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
SIS Is Pleased to Announce We Have Moved to Hinsdale, Illinois »
Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, the Illinois office is the principal office for business operations. A small h...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Call for Membership Taskforce Volunteers »
The SIS Administrative Committee, chaired by Dr. Matthew Smuck, is seeking volunteers to serve on a Membership Taskforce....
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Announcing: Society Business Meeting »
The Business Meeting of the International Spine Intervention Society will take place on Saturday, August 1, from 8:30-9am...

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