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Advocacy
Friday, November 8, 2019
CMS Accepts SIS Valuation Recommendations for 
Interventional Procedures »
SIS has been involved in leading the efforts to establish CPT codes for genicular nerve and sacroiliac joint procedures. T...
Thursday, November 7, 2019
đź”’CMS Accepts SIS Valuation Recommendations; 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary »
On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
SIS, AMA, and Others Voice Concern Executive Order Will Weaken Nonphysician Supervision Requirement »
On September 20, 2019, the Spine Intervention Society joined the AMA and 102 other medical societies or state medical asso...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
SIS-Endorsed NASS Coverage Policy Recommendations on Discography Available for All SIS Members đź”’ »
The Spine Intervention Society has reviewed and endorsed the Coverage Policy Recommendations on Discography...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
SIS Supports Balanced Legislation to Protect Patients from Surprise Billing »
On October 16, 2019, the Spine Intervention Society joined the AMA and 109 other health care stakeholder organizations in...

Patient Safety
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Earn CME Credit Reviewing the Safety and Effectiveness of Ultrasound for Cervical Spine Injections »
Earn CME credit on the SIS online learning platform for reviewing the FactFinder:  Ultrasound Imaging for Cervical I...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
New FactFinder on Ultrasound-Guided Cervical Injections »
Is ultrasound imaging a proven safe and effective alternative to fluoroscopy for cervical spine injections? Download the n...
Friday, September 13, 2019
KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. Recalls All Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/13/2019: KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Human and An...
Friday, September 6, 2019
Earn CME Credit Reviewing ESI Patient Follow-Up »
Earn CME credit on the SIS online learning platform for reviewing the FactFinder: Follow-Up After Epidural Steroid Inje...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
FDA Warns Stemell About Selling Unapproved Umbilical Cord Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/04/2019: FDA Sends Warning to Stemell, Inc., of San Juan Capistrano, California, for Selling U...

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...

Research
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...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
MQS III Calculators Available Now for Clinicians and Researchers »
The Medication Quantification Scale III (MQS III) is an important tool to track your patients’ medication use during their...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Now Accepting Letters of Intent for $25K Young Investigator Grant »
Are you within 5 years of your fellowship (or highest degree) and looking to grow your research career? Submit your letter...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a Paper on Anesthetic Skin Wheals and Lumbar MBB Pain »
       Skin Wheals for Local Anesthesia Turn Towards Increased Proce...

Society News
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
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Announcing the 2019 Member Business Meeting and Board of Directors Slate »
All Spine Intervention Society members are encouraged to attend the SIS Members' Business Meeting on Friday, August 16th f...
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...

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