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Advocacy
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
SIS Advocates for Providence Health Assurance to Cover Lateral Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy »
On June 25, SIS submitted comments đź”’ to Providence Health Assurance regarding their policies Facet Joint I...
Monday, June 17, 2019
SIS Members Represented at AMA HOD Annual Meeting »
  The American Medical Association held their Annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting June 8-12, 2019 in Chicago...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
SIS Urges BCBS Association’s Evidence Street to Review RF Ablation of Peripheral Nerves Evidence »
On March 19, 2019, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) submitted a comment letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield Associati...
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...

Patient Safety
18 hours ago
New FactFinder on the Cumulative Lifetime Steroid Exposure via Epidural Administration »
Is there a set number of epidural steroid injections (ESI) that is “safe” over the course of a patient’s life? Download th...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Decrease the Risk of Preventable Complications From Interventional Pain Procedures »
Announcing a new free SIS-exclusive resource: Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures . The SIS Standards D...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Infusion Options Inc. Issues Recall of All Sterile Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 06/21/2019: Infusion Options Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of All Steri...
Thursday, June 20, 2019
RXQ Compounding Issues Recall of Sterile Products and Cessation of Production »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 06/20/2019: RXQ Compounding, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Products w...

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...

Research
Monday, June 10, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a Study on SCS Modes »
SIS Research Division Reviewers Find Promising Results That Merit Further Study...
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...

Society News
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...
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...

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