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Advocacy
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
SIS and 11 Other Societies Promote Access to Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Patients in Oregon »
SIS and 11 other medical societies have submitted comments to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) advocating for access to&n...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Help Your Bottom Line -  Join the AMA Today to Keep Our Seat at the Table »
In order for SIS to represent your interests at the highly influential coding and reimbursement forums - the CPT Panel and...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
SIS and Many Medical Organizations Suggest Medicare Changes »
SIS, along with 67 U.S. national specialty medical organizations and 51 U.S. state-level organizations, signed on to a let...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Opportunities Available With the AMA Physician Innovation Network »
The American Medical Association (AMA) invites SIS members to join the AMA Physician Innovation Network . The Physi...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
SIS Represented at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
The Spine Intervention Society was represented by Drs. Scott Horn, Luis Guerrero, and Timothy Maus at the American Medical...
Monday, October 9, 2017
3 Things You Must Do to Fight for RF Denervation Coverage in Oregon »
  The State of Oregon continues to deny Medicaid patients cov...
Monday, October 2, 2017
Injection Practices Campaign Warns Unsafe Syringe Reuse Is Not Uncommon »
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promoti...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
SIS Nominates Drs. Horn and Vorenkamp to New U.S. Pain Management Task Force »
On September 26, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) nominated Scott Horn, DO, and Kevin Vorenkamp, MD, to serve on...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
SIS Urges Excellus BCBS to Cover High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation »
On September 20, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recommended changes to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s (BCBS)...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
SIS Requests Needle Placement Images from Authors of the Dutch Mint Trial »
On August 21, 2017, Dr. Timothy Maus, SIS President, sent a letter to the authors of the recent study   Effect o...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
SIS Recommends Streamlining US Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Requirements »
On September 8, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) submitted comments to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicai...
Friday, September 15, 2017
US Physicians: Review Your Medicare Performance Information Ahead of Publication »
With the upcoming 30-day preview period for the 2016 performance data targeted for release in December 2017, CMS offers a...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
SIS Comments on the Medicare Quality Payment Program 2018 Proposed Rule »
On August 21, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) submitted comments to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
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...
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...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
SIS Comments on Proposed NASS Coverage Policy Recommendations on Spinal Cord Stimulation »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently reviewed the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) draft coverage policy rec...
Monday, May 22, 2017
SIS Suggests Revisions to BCBS of AL Coverage Policy on Sacroiliac Joint Pain »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama's medical coverage po...
Friday, May 12, 2017
SIS Expresses Concern About CMS’ Plan for Implementing the Social Security Number Removal Initiative »
On May 11, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society, along with dozens of other state and national medical specialty organizat...
Friday, May 12, 2017
SIS Represented at Coding and Reimbursement Meeting »
On April 26-29, 2017, Drs. Christopher Merifield and Wesley Ibazebo represented the SIS membership at the AMA/Special...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
SIS Recommends Revisions to Highmark BCBS of WV Coverage Policy on Facet Joint Injections »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to the Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of West Virginia's...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
SIS Recommends Changes to BCBS TN Medical Coverage Policy on Spinal Cord Stimulation »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s (BCBS TN) med...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
SIS Recommends Changes to UHC’s Medical Coverage Policy on Ablative Treatments for Spinal Pain »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to the United Healthcare medical coverage policy on abla...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Take Action Now! Help Your Patients Regain Access to Interventional Spine Procedures »
Patients on Medicaid, in the state of Oregon, no longer have access to  ANY  interventional spine procedures f...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
OHA Recommends Against ESIs; Considers Draft Guidance on Percutaneous Interventions »
The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee (EbGS) met April 6 and referred the draft cover...
Friday, April 14, 2017
SIS Recommends Changes to Humana's Medical Coverage Policy on Injections for Chronic Pain Conditions »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to the Humana medical coverage policy on injections for...
Friday, April 7, 2017
SIS Comments on Blue Shield of California’s Policy on Epidural Steroid Injections »
On April 4, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society commented on Blue Shield of California’s epidural steroid injection (ESI)...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
SIS Recommends Changes to the Facet Joint Intervention Coverage Policies of Two BCBS Plans »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recently recommended changes to the facet joint intervention coverage policies of B...

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