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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
CMS Announces Financial Relief for Medicare Providers in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment p...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
CMS Announces Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 »
CMS announced temporary actions on March 30, 2020, to empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to: Increas...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Societies Continue to Request Appropriate Coverage of Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation »
On March 30, 2020, SIS and eleven other medical specialty societies submitted comments to Noridian LLC about a local c...
Monday, March 30, 2020
CMS Provides Additional Guidance to Healthcare Providers on Quality Payment Program COVID-19 Relief »
CMS has extended the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data submission deadline from March 31 by 30 days to...
Monday, March 23, 2020
In Response to COVID-19, CMS Grants Relief for Those Participating in Quality Reporting Programs »
On March 22, 2020, CMS announced it is granting exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and p...

Patient Safety
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19 Emergency »
Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health E...
Monday, March 16, 2020
SIS COVID-19 Resources for Members »
The Spine Intervention Society is urging its members to closely familiarize themselves with and adhere to the following gu...
Friday, March 13, 2020
New FactFinder on Informed Consent »
Is your informed consent process leading you to disclose pertinent information that a reasonable patient believes would be...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Becton Dickinson (BD) CareFusion 303 Inc. Recalls Alaris System Infusion Pumps »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 03/11/2020: Becton Dickinson (BD) CareFusion 303 Inc. Recalls Alaris System Infusion Pumps Due to...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing ESI Frequency FactFinder »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Frequency of Epidural Steroid Injections by Ryan Mattie, MD; Byron J....

Quality Improvement
Monday, September 16, 2019
Quality Payment Program: MIPS Targeted Review Request Deadline September 30 »
If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018, your performance feedback, which includes...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Register for CMS’ February 21, 2019 Introductory Webinar on Alternative Payment Models in 2019 »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a 101-level webinar on  Thursday, February 21, 2019...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Join CMS for a February 5, 2019 Webinar on MIPS Quality Performance Category in Year 3 (2019) »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on  Tuesday, February 5 at 12:30 PM ET &n...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
QRURs and PQRS Feedback Reports: Access Ends December 31 »
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final performance period for the Value Modifier and Physician Qualit...
Monday, September 17, 2018
2016 PQRS Experience Report and the 2018 Value Modifier Experience Report Are Now Available »
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)   2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Reporting...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Your Participation Requested: COVID-19 Impact Survey »
Often in the course of conducting research, it is helpful for investigators to obtain information about current practice p...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Earn CME Credit Reviewing a Paper on Interlaminar vs Transforaminal ESI »
Retrospective Look at Effectiveness of Transforaminal or Interlaminar ESIs Should Re-Examine MRI Differences...
Monday, December 9, 2019
Earn CME Credit Reviewing a Paper on Basivertebral Nerve RF Ablation »
Outcomes Mixed in Patients with Modic 1 or 2 Changes, But Study Limitations Suggest More Research is Needed...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a Paper on Atlantoaxial Joint Injections for Arthritis »
Recalculation of Responder Rates Finds Some Significant Efficacy...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a Paper on Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Complications »
FDA Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) Database Provides Snapshot of DRG Complications, Minor and Se...

Society News
Friday, February 14, 2020
Nominate a Country for an SIS Outreach Course »
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is the leader in providing continuing medical education for interventional pain physi...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Seeking Volunteers for New SIS Diversity Taskforce »
SIS is seeking volunteers to serve on a Diversity Taskforce. This new taskforce, under the direction of the SIS Membership...
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Dr. Matthew Smuck Elected 2019-2021 SIS President »
Dr. Matthew Smuck, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Rod Jones, MD Named the SIS 2019 Instructor of the Year in New York »
At the SIS Annual Meeting in New York City, Dr. Rod Jones was named the Spine Intervention Society’s 2019 Instructor of th...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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