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Advocacy
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
February 2, 2017 Is Your Chance to Help Oregon Regain Access to Interventional Spine Procedures »
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced that two draft coverage guidances are on the agenda for the Health Evidence Re...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Anti-Suicide Initiative Formed to Help the Medical Community Recognize Depression and Stress »
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has partnered with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Ed...
Monday, December 19, 2016
SIS Represented at Fall AMA House of Delegates Meeting »
The Spine Intervention Society was represented by Dr. Claire Tibiletti at American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of De...
Monday, December 19, 2016
US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) To Allow Advanced Practice RNs to Practice Independently »
On December 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced their decision to allow most advanced practice regi...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
SIS and 10 Other Societies Warn About Cascade of Negative Consequences From Flawed Coverage Decision »
On December 8, 2016, 11 medical specialty societies issued a harsh rebuke to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for eg...

Patient Safety
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...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
New Initiative Empowers Prescribers to Identify Opioid Drug Abuse »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration   has launched Search and Rescue , an i...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Alert: Opiod/Benzodiazepine Interactions Causing Major Risks/Death—FDA Requires Boxed Warning »
ISSUE: A review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicine...

Quality Improvement
Monday, December 19, 2016
SIS Comments on US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ MIPS and APM Incentive Final Rule »
On December 19, SIS submitted comments on the CMS final rule. SIS expressed support for many changes while reiterating...
Friday, December 2, 2016
Act Now: Deadline for Requesting Informal Review of 2015 PQRS Penalties Extended One Week »
  You now have until December 7, 2016 to file your request for an informal review of your 2015 data under the...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Receive U.S. Medicare Quality Payment Program Email Alerts From CMS »
Subscribe to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Payment Program listserv to receive important r...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Continue Your AMA Membership to Access New Online Resources and Maintain SIS’s Influence »
AMA has relaunched their website and AMA Wire to better meet the needs of the nation’s medical students, reside...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Education from the AMA »
AMA has developed educational resources for physicians to understand the requirements of the new Quality Payment Program,...

Research
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...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
New! Pain Medicine App for Apple Devices »
Keep up to date with important developments in pain science and practice, faster than ever, with complete issues available...

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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