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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Subscribe to the CMS Quality Payment Program Listserv »
Questions about MACRA? Sign up for the new CMS Quality Payment Program listserv. The Quality Payment Program is part...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CMS Registration and Attestation System Is Now Open »
Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by Fe...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
ICD-10 Update Allows CMS to Relax 2017 and 2018 Physician Quality Penalties »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently distributed a message about the World Health Organization...
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,...
Monday, November 14, 2016
U.S. CMS Releases 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule »
On November 2, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule that updates pa...
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Learn How to Report Quality Measures in a November 1st CMS Call »
The following information is being shared from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): How to...
Monday, October 17, 2016
U.S. CMS 2017 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Negative Payment Adjustment Notification »
CMS will soon begin distributing letters to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) individual eligible professionals (E...
Friday, October 14, 2016
Final Rule Issued on Game Changing Medicare Quality Payment Program. Get Ready With New Resources. »
On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its policy implementing the Merit-Ba...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Join the U.S. CMS for a Webinar Overview of the 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) »
During the webinar you will learn how to interpret and use the information given in the report. For more information regar...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
CMS Will Allow Physicians to Pace Their Participation in the Quality Payment Program »
CMS received feedback on their April proposal  for implementing the Quality Payment Program, set to begin...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
U.S. 2015 Medicare Quality and Resource Utilization Reports to be Made Available »
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)   2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) feedback r...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Learn How to Access 2015 U.S. CMS Reports with an Enterprise Identity Management Account »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)has sent out a series of messages regarding the 2015 Physician Qu...
Monday, July 18, 2016
CMS Offers Call on the Results of PQRS Feedback Reports and Informal Review Process for PY 2015 »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are offering a call on August 10, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Ea...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
SIS Conducts Systematic Review of Clinical Effectiveness of Non–Image-Guided Lumbar Interlaminar ESI »
This month's edition of  Pain Medicine  contains the most recently published systematic review completed by memb...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
CMS Releases Proposed Rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 »
On April 27, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  released a notice of proposed rulemaking&...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Updated U.S. Physician Quality Reporting System Experience Report is Available »
CMS Announces the Release of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2014 Reporting Experience Including Trends (200...
Friday, April 15, 2016
SIS to Submit Comments on New U.K. Guidelines on Non-Specific Low Back Pain and Sciatica »
The U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released for public comment guidelines addressing manage...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Review of Cervical RF Neurotomy Highlights Effectiveness When Performed Per SIS Guidelines »
This month's edition of Pain Medicine contains the most recently published systematic review completed by members of the...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
U.S. Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2015 Mid-Year QRURs Available »
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 Mid-Year Quality and Resource Use Report...
Monday, March 14, 2016
Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline for All Providers - Now July 1, 2016 »
CMS is extending the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces b...
Monday, March 14, 2016
AHRQ Releases Systematic Review on Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain »
On February 29, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a systematic review examining the evidenc...
Saturday, February 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Extends Hardship Application Deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program »
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship application deadline for all providers is now July 1, 2016.  CMS is...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
CMS Announces Submission Timeframes for 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Data »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the following 2015 PQRS data submission timeframes. Eli...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 PQRS and Value Modifier Informal Review Process »
In 2016, CMS will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Ca...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Announces Availability of 2014 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports »
On September 28, CMS made the 2014 Supplemental Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to every medical group...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Overview of the 2014 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports — Webcast 9/17 »
The 2014 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) are now available for every group practice and solo practitioner...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Medicare Quality Reporting Programs: 2017 Payment Adjustments Call 9/24 — Registration Now Open »
On Thursday, September 24th, from 1:30-3pm ET, a MLN Connects National Provider Call will provide guidance and instruction...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Physician Quality Reporting System 2016 Informal Review Process »
In 2016, CMS will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Ca...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lumbar Transforaminal Injection of Steroid AUC Project - Progress Report at the ASM »
Hear about the progress of the LTFIS AUC project on Wednesday, 7/29. Clinical scenarios and definitions are in developme...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Web Application Coming Soon for Sacroiliac Interventions Appropriate Use Criteria »
The multisociety-developed Sacroiliac Interventions Appropriate Use Criteria (SI AUC) are nearly ready for primetime, wi...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
New Specific Modifiers for Distinct Procedural Services »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is establishing four new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (H...

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