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Advocacy
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
SIS and 11 Other Societies Promote Access to Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Patients in Oregon »
SIS and 11 other medical societies have submitted comments to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) advocating for access to&n...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Help Your Bottom Line -  Join the AMA Today to Keep Our Seat at the Table »
In order for SIS to represent your interests at the highly influential coding and reimbursement forums - the CPT Panel and...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
SIS and Many Medical Organizations Suggest Medicare Changes »
SIS, along with 67 U.S. national specialty medical organizations and 51 U.S. state-level organizations, signed on to a let...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Opportunities Available With the AMA Physician Innovation Network »
The American Medical Association (AMA) invites SIS members to join the AMA Physician Innovation Network . The Physi...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
SIS Represented at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
The Spine Intervention Society was represented by Drs. Scott Horn, Luis Guerrero, and Timothy Maus at the American Medical...

Patient Safety
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Injection Practices Campaign Warns Unsafe Syringe Reuse Is Not Uncommon »
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotio...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
New FactFinder on Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections and Hyperglycemia »
Find the latest facts about the systemic impact of intra-articular steroid injections on blood glucose levels in your diab...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
New Compounded Drug Product Report Available »
In an effort to help the medical community identify and access specific compounded drug products from facilities that are...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Recall Alert: Hydromorphone HCl by Hospira »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/08/2017: Hydromorphone HCl by Hospira: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance This is an...
Monday, August 21, 2017
New FactFinder on Radiation Safety for Interventional Spine Procedures »
Find the facts about radiation exposure risk in the performance of interventional pain procedures and what measures are...

Quality Improvement
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...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
How to Avoid a Negative Payment Adjustment Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System »
Begin your data collection now. It’s still not too late to participate in the first year of the  Merit-based Incen...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Solo and Small Practices - Gain A Competitive Edge in CMS MIPS with a Virtual Group »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the election period for solo practitioners and groups to...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
What Are Your Options with CMS Downward Payment Adjustment Notifications? »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon begin distributing letters to Physician Quality Reporting...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
U.S. 2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) CMS Webcast October 19, 2017 »
The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS ) offers a webinar...

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
Friday, October 6, 2017
Imaging Anatomy Course in D.C. Sold Out - Wait List Available »
The November 4-5, 2017 Imaging Anatomy for the Spine Interventionalist course in Washington, D.C. is now sold out. Please...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Amsterdam Cervical Bio-Skills Lab Sold Out »
The 14-15 October 2017 Cervical Bio-Skills Lab in Amsterdam is now sold out. Other options include: Email r...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
No Impact From Hurricane Irma on the SIS Comprehensive Bio-Skills Lab in Tampa »
The Spine Intervention Society continues to monitor the situation in the Tampa area and we are pleased to inform you that...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Announcing the 2017 Member Business Meeting and Board of Directors Slate »
All Spine Intervention Society members are encouraged to attend the SIS Members' Business Meeting on Friday, July 21, from...
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...

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