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Advocacy
Thursday, August 10, 2017
AMA Hosting Women in Medicine Month Webinar “How to Position Yourself as a Physician Leader” »
On September 12 at noon Central, the American Medical Association (AMA) hosts, “How to Position Yourself as a Physician Le...
Thursday, August 3, 2017
SIS Submits Letter to JAMA on Significantly Flawed Dutch Neurotomy Study »
As noted here on July 10, 2017, members of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division have now submitted...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
SIS Health Policy Division Reviewing CMS-Proposed Rule for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule »
On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for the 2018 Physic...
Monday, July 10, 2017
SIS Reviewing Significantly Flawed Dutch Neurotomy Study »
Members of the Spine Intervention Society’s Standards Division have identified significant shortcomings with patient selec...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
SIS Urges BCBS of VT to Cover Lateral Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Sacroiliac Joint Pain »
BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont’s draft coverage policy Diagnosis and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Pain excludes covera...

Patient Safety
Thursday, August 10, 2017
SIS Patient Safety Alert: Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 08/10/2017: Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding: FDA Alert...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Recall Alert: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 07/26/2017: Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assuranc...
Friday, July 7, 2017
FDA Reaffirms its Commitment to Drug Quality and Security Act »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement reiterating its commitment to the Drug Quality and Sec...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
AMA Launches Opioid Education Microsite »
As part of its continued advocacy efforts to help reverse the opioid epidemic in the United States, the AMA launched a mic...
Friday, June 2, 2017
New FactFinder: Systemic Effects of Epidural Corticosteroid Injection »
Find the facts about whether epidural steroid injections can be administered without concern for systemic effects because...

Quality Improvement
Friday, August 11, 2017
AMA Provides Information on Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System »
The American Medical Association (AMA) continues to hear from physicians  who feel unprepared to participate su...
Friday, August 11, 2017
CMS EHR Incentive Program Hardship Exception Application Due by October 1, 2017 »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has informed eligible professionals (EPs) who are first-time...
Friday, August 11, 2017
CMS Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for 2017 Transition Year Open »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application...
Friday, August 11, 2017
CMS Offers Accredited Online Course on Quality Payment Program »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a new, online and self-paced overview course on th...
Friday, August 11, 2017
New Information Available to Clarify CMS “Special Status” Calculation »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced new information to clarify its “special status...

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, 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...
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....

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