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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
SIS Members Represented at AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting »
The Spine Intervention Society’s Scott Horn, DO, attended the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Termin...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
BCBSRI’s SI Joint Pain Policy Inappropriately Classifies LBRFN as Investigational »
The draft Diagnosis and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Pain coverage policy of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island exclu...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
SIS Summarizes and Presents RFA Evidence to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana »
In a May 7, 2019 comment letter , the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) informed Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana...
Friday, April 26, 2019
SIS Suggests Changes to UnitedHealthcare Epidural Steroid & Facet Injections for Spinal Pain Policy »
On April 18, 2019, SIS suggested revisions to UnitedHealthcare’s coverage policy on Epidural Steroid and Facet Injections...
Friday, April 26, 2019
SIS Encourages Aetna to Cover Lateral Branch RF Neurotomy for SI Pain »
On April 17, 2019, SIS provided comments to Aetna regarding their coverage policy on Back Pain—Invasive Procedures whi...

Patient Safety
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Safety Alert: Alvogen Inc. Voluntarily Recalling Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to Mislabeling »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/23/2019: Alvogen Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Safety Alert: FDA Reports Harm to Patients From Sudden Discontinuation of Opioid Pain Medicine »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/09/2019: FDA Identifies Harm Reported From Sudden Discontinuation of Opioid Pain Medicines and...
Monday, February 25, 2019
Best Practices for Coping With Dexamethasone Shortages »
  The Spine Intervention Society has outlined best practice recommendations to maximize safety while perfo...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a FactFinder on Immunosuppressed Patients and Spinal Injections »
Earn CME credit on the SIS eLearning platform SpineNet for reviewing the FactFinder: Spinal Injections in Immunosuppr...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Safety Alert: FDA Warns Company for Stem Cell Products; Puts Others On Notice »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 12/20/2018: FDA Sends Warning to Company for Marketing Dangerous Unapproved Stem Cell Products Th...

Quality Improvement
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...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
CMS Announces Availability of MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score »
If you submitted 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program website , yo...

Friday, May 10, 2019
Review a Dispersion Patterns Study for CME »
SIS Research Division Reviewers Laud Study as Seminal — Provided Correct Anatomical Targets Are Identified  ...
Monday, May 6, 2019
Your Participation Requested: Implantable Devices Survey »
Often in the course of conducting research, it is helpful for investigators to obtain information about current practice p...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a FactFinder on Vial Coring »
Earn CME credit on the SIS eLearning platform SpineNet for reviewing the FactFinder: Vial Coring by Jaymin Patel, M...
Monday, April 8, 2019
Earn CME Online Reviewing a Paper on Depression and Cervical ESI Outcomes »
Registry Data Offer Correlation Clues Connecting Depression and Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection Patient Outcomes...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a FactFinder on Swabbing Vial Tops »
Earn CME credit on the SIS eLearning platform SpineNet for reviewing the FactFinder: Swabbing Vial Tops by Jaymin P...

Society News
Friday, February 2, 2018
SIS Secretary David J. Kennedy, MD Named Vanderbilt University Medical Center PM&R Chair »
Dr. David J. Kennedy, clinical associate professor and residency program director in the Division of Physical Medicine a...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Donate Your Items for the SIS Silent Auction »
  Dear SIS Friends, Thank you all for helping to make SIS’s 2017 fundraising efforts a success. In...
Monday, December 18, 2017
What SIS Accomplished on Your Behalf in 2017, and How You Can Shape an Even Greater 2018 »
In 2017 the Spine Intervention Society continued to pursue our shared vision of high-quality, safe, and effective spine ca...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Win With SIS November 16-18 at the ASRA Pain Medicine Meeting in Orlando, Florida »
Attending the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) Pain Medicine Meeting? Bring your non-membe...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
SIS President Maus’ Image-Guided Injection Techniques Help Mayo Land $3 Million Gene Therapy Study »
Mayo Clinic faculty colleagues Andreas Beutler, MD (principal investigator) and Spine Intervention Society (SIS) President...

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