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Advocacy
Thursday, July 9, 2020
SIS Joins AMA and Others in Expressing Concern to HHS Regarding E&M Budget Neutrality »
SIS joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and many other physician organizations and state medical societies in su...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
SIS Joins AMA and Nearly 100 Societies in Voicing Concern About VA's Scope of Practice Regulations »
On June 25, 2020, SIS along with nearly 100 medical specialty societies provided comments to the U.S. Department of Ve...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SIS Members Represented at AMA House of Delegates Meeting »
The American Medical Association held their first-ever virtual Annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in early June. The...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SIS Members Represented at AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting »
The Spine Intervention Society’s Scott Horn, DO, attended the virtual American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedura...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SIS Advises CDC on the Importance of Interventional Pain Treatments »
On Tuesday, June 16 th , the Spine Intervention Society submitted comments 🔒 to the Centers for Disease Control an...

Patient Safety
Monday, June 15, 2020
New FactFinder on Ultrasound Guidance for Intra-articular Sacroiliac Joint Injections »
FACT: For intra-articular SIJ access, evidence suggests that accuracy with ultrasound guidance is inferior to fluoroscopic...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
New FactFinder on Digital Subtraction Imaging for Transforaminal Injections »
FACT: The published evidence demonstrates superior sensitivity of digital subtraction imaging (DSI) compared with live flu...
Friday, May 8, 2020
New FactFinder on Steroid Injections and COVID-19 Infection Risk »
  FACT: There is low quality evidence that a single intraarticular corticosteroid injection may increase the...
Monday, April 13, 2020
New FactFinder on ESI and Infection Risk in Patients Undergoing Subsequent Lumbar Spine Surgery »
Do epidural steroid injections increase the risk of surgical site infection in patients undergoing any subsequent lumbar s...
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...

Quality Improvement
Monday, April 13, 2020
SIS Publishes Systematic Review on Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy »
To determine the effectiveness of lumbar medial branch thermal radiofrequency neurotomy based on different selection crite...
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...

Research
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
Thursday, June 4, 2020
A Message From SIS Diversity Task Force With Full Support of the Board of Directors »
In light of the recent acts of gross injustice and racism, we would like SIS members to know that we strongly support and...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
SIS Establishes COVID-19 Task Force »
SIS has established a new COVID-19 Task Force to ensure that the Society is addressing the pandemic from all vantage point...
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...

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