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Advocacy
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Dr. Claire Tibiletti Represented SIS During the AMA House of Delegates Meeting »
Dr. Claire Tibiletti represented SIS and interventional spine interests during the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) meeting Ju...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Multisociety Support for SIS Member Nominee to Committee of the Washington Health Care Authority »
The Spine Intervention Society, with the support of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the S...
Monday, June 5, 2017
SIS Represented at AMA Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Editorial Panel Meeting »
The Spine Intervention Society was represented by Dr. Scott Horn at the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedu...
Friday, June 2, 2017
SIS Suggests Revisions to BCBS Coverage Policy on Facet Joint Injections »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently reviewed and commented on a BlueCross Blue Shield coverage policy addressing...
Friday, May 26, 2017
TAKE ACTION NOW! Promote Patient Access to Radiofrequency Neurotomy »
The Oregon Health Authority’s Evidence-based Benefits Subcommittee will meet on June 1 st and consider a draft coverage...

Patient Safety
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...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Class I Recall Alert:  SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators by Zimmer »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/31/2017:  SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators by Zimmer: C...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
No Harmful Effects Identified With Brain Retention From Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Used in MRI »
On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that it has not identified adverse health effects fr...
Monday, May 15, 2017
SIS Recommends Physicians Adopt AMA-Suggested Cybersecurity Practices »
The American Medical Association (AMA) has shared with SIS the following physician-specific precautions and prescriptive r...

Quality Improvement
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
New CMS Resources for U.S. Clinicians to Successfully Participate in the Quality Payment Program »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently revamped the look of the Quality Payment Program...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
New Video Shows U.S Physicians How to Avoid Medicare Payment Penalties »
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is the new physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorizat...
Friday, May 19, 2017
U.S. Clinicians - Determine Your MIPS Participation Status - You May Not Be Evaluated in 2017 »
Unsure of your participation status in   the Merit-based Incentive Payment System ( MIPS )? MIPS is an imp...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Join CMS on May 22nd to Learn More About the Quality Payment Program Participation Requirement »
On Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an overview webina...
Friday, April 14, 2017
SIS Comments on Proposed NICE Quality Standards on Low Back Pain »
On April 5, SIS submitted comments to the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on their draft qua...

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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