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Advocacy
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Drs. Scott Horn and Wesley Ibazebo at the RUC Meeting in San Diego »
Drs. Scott Horn and Wesley Ibazebo are representing members of the Spine Intervention Society this weekend at the RUC...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
SIS Comments on the Medicare Quality Payment Program 2018 Final Rule »
On December 28, 2017 ,   the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
JAMA Publishes SIS Concerns Over Significantly Flawed Dutch Neurotomy Study »
On December 12, 2017, JAMA published a letter from SIS about the Juch et al. radiofrequency neurotomy study known...
Friday, December 1, 2017
SIS-Endorsed NASS Coverage Policy Recommendations on Spinal Cord Stimulation Released »
The Spine Intervention Society has endorsed the Coverage Policy Recommendations on Spinal Cord Stimulation đź”’...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Medical Community Roundly Repudiates the Mint Radiofrequency Neurotomy Trials »
On November 21, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) issued a joint statement with 11 other medical societies re...

Patient Safety
Friday, January 12, 2018
Safety Alert: Problematic Stoppers Replaced in Becton-Dickinson Drug Syringes »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/12/2018: Becton-Dickinson (BD) Syringes Used to Store Compounded or Repackaged Drugs: FDA...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Recall Alert: PharMEDium Expands Nationwide Recall of Additional Lots of Compounded Sterile Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/11/2018: Pharmedium Services, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Additional Lots...
Friday, January 5, 2018
FDA Offers Podcast on Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agent Retention; EMA Implements Restrictions »
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new Drug Safety Podcast, warning that gadolinium-based contrast agen...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Recall Alert: Certain Lots of Compounded Sterile Products by PharMEDium Services, LLC »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/02/2018: Certain Lots of Compounded Sterile Products by PharMEDium Services, LLC: Recall...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
New Class Warnings: Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 12/19/2017: Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs): Drug Safety Communication - Retained in B...

Quality Improvement
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The New CMS Quality Payment Program Data Submission System is Now Active »
Those participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program can now submit their...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Take Steps to Avoid a Medicare Payment Penalty »
The American Medical Association (AMA) is reminding physicians that the Medicare reimbursement system has changed, and, if...
Monday, November 13, 2017
CMS Offers Quality Payment Program Year 2 Final Rule Webinar November 30, 2017 »
The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a webinar on the...
Monday, November 13, 2017
Technical Issues Force CMS Physician Compare Preview Period Extension to December 1 »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the period for you to preview your 2016 performance in...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
New Data Collection/Submission Tips and Eligible Measure Applicability Resources »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently posted the following new Merit-based Incentive Payment...

Research
Monday, November 6, 2017
Letters of Proposal Now Accepted by NASS »
NASS 2018 Research Funding is available for the following: Research Grants; Young Investigators Grants; Nontraditional Non...
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...

Society News
Friday, January 12, 2018
Donate Your Items for the SIS Silent Auction »
  Dear SIS Friends, Thank you all for helping to make SIS’s 2017 fundraising efforts a success. In...
Monday, December 18, 2017
What SIS Accomplished on Your Behalf in 2017, and How You Can Shape an Even Greater 2018 »
In 2017 the Spine Intervention Society continued to pursue our shared vision of high-quality, safe, and effective spine ca...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Win With SIS November 16-18 at the ASRA Pain Medicine Meeting in Orlando, Florida »
Attending the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Pain Medicine Meeting? Bring your non-membe...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
SIS President Maus’ Image-Guided Injection Techniques Help Mayo Land $3 Million Gene Therapy Study »
Mayo Clinic faculty colleagues Andreas Beutler, MD (principal investigator) and Spine Intervention Society (SIS) President...
Monday, October 30, 2017
Final Hours to Apply for $25K Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant »
These are the final hours to apply for $25K Nikolai Bogduk Young Investigator Grant. Submissions of a Full Grant Applicati...

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