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Friday, March 24, 2017
SIS Addresses Amerigroup Policy on Headache and Occipital Neuralgia Coverage »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) issued comments to Amerigroup Corp. on March 22, 2017 about the payer’s coverage excl...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
SIS’s Expertise Sought to Clarify Technical Aspects of Cooled Radiofrequency Neurotomy »
In February 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) was asked by Halyard Health to address confusion within the payer...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
SIS Comments on Coverage Exclusions in Humana’s Headache and Occipital Neuralgia Treatment Policy »
On March 17, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) informed Humana that exclusions in the Humana coverage policy, “He...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
SIS and, Other Societies Submit Comments to California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation »
On March 10, 2017, SIS, along with several other Multi-society Pain Workgroup (MPW) member associations and physicians fro...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
On April 6, 2017 Do Your Part to Restore Coverage for Interventional Spine Procedures in Oregon »
On April 6, 2017 , the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will reconsider its ruling that eliminated coverage for epidural ste...

Patient Safety
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”:...
Friday, February 24, 2017
Updated FactFinder: Particulate vs. Non-Particulate Steroids for Lumbar Transforaminal Injections »
SIS FactFinders explore and debunk myths surrounding patient safety issues. In an update to a 2013 FactFinder on use of pa...
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...

Quality Improvement
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...
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, 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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