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Advocacy
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Hope for Patients in Oregon State »
After hearing statements on February 2nd from physicians (including SIS members), patients, and experts, the Oregon Health...
Monday, February 6, 2017
SIS Comments on Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Coverage Denial HF10 SCS Therapy »
Counter to controlled studies, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield issued policy number 45: Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglio...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
SIS Comments on BCBS of Massachusetts’s Coverage Denial of HF10 SCS Therapy »
Counter to controlled studies, supportive literature, and clinical experiences, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
SIS and NASS Issue Joint Recommendations to Improve CGS Local Coverage Determination »
Visit the SIS  coverage updates webpage to read the joint statement identifying the LCD’s extensive errors, o...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
SIS Represented at Coding and Reimbursement Meeting »
On January 11-15, 2017, Spine Intervention Society staff represented the SIS membership at the AMA/Specialty Society Rel...

Patient Safety
Thursday, February 2, 2017
SIS Patient Safety Alert: Rare but Serious Allergic Reactions Reported with Chlorhexidine Gluconate »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 02/02/2017: Chlorhexidine Gluconate - Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Serious Allergic React...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CDC Unveils New Tools and Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids »
Last month, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New FactFinder: Routine Intravenous Access for Epidural Steroid Injections Without Sedation »
SIS FactFinders explore and debunk myths surrounding patient safety issues. In this new FactFinder, discover the truth beh...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Recall Alert: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company—Lack of Sterility Assurance »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 11/21/2016: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Recall Alert: Sterile Products by Wells Pharmacy Network—Lack of Sterility Assurance »
  SIS Patient Safety Alert 9/22/2016: Sterile Products by Wells Pharmacy Network: Recall - Concern for Lack of...

Quality Improvement
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...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
February 16 Webinar on CMS’ Annual MIPS Call for Measures and Activities Learn More about Submitting »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the submission period for the Annual Call for Measures and A...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
CMS Offers Quality Payment Program Webinar for Small, Rural, and Underserved Practices »
View CMS’s webinar: Getting Started with the Quality Payment Program: An Overview of MIPS for Small, Rural, and Underserve...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Subscribe to the CMS Quality Payment Program Listserv »
Questions about MACRA? Sign up for the new CMS Quality Payment Program listserv. The Quality Payment Program is part...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CMS Registration and Attestation System Is Now Open »
Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by Fe...

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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