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Advocacy
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
SIS Joins Opposition to Medicare Redefining Psychologists as Physicians »
On September 22, 2020, SIS along with nearly 90 medical specialty societies provided comments to U.S. Congressional re...
Friday, September 11, 2020
AMA Announces New CPT Codes as COVID-19 Advancements Expand »
The American Medical Association (AMA) just announced updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that i...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
SIS Leads Multisociety Effort to Support Discography Coverage »
On September 1, 2020, SIS led a multisociety effort to submit comments 🔒 to United Healthcare expressing strong sup...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
SIS Joins AMA and 100+ Societies in Urging CMS to Sunset Scope of Practice Waivers »
On July 22, 2020, SIS along with more than 100 medical specialty societies and associations provided comments to the C...
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...

Patient Safety
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
FDA Recommends a Trial Stimulation Period Before Implanting a Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) »
On September 3, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminded health care providers of the importance of cond...
Thursday, August 6, 2020
CME America Expands Recall of BodyGuard Infusion Administration Sets »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 08/06/2020: CME America Expands Class I Recall of BodyGuard Infusion Administration Sets Due...
Friday, July 24, 2020
FDA Recommends Discussing Naloxone with Patients When Prescribing Meds to Treat Opioid Use Disorder »
SIS Patient Safety News 07/24/2020: Opioid Pain Relievers or Medicines to Treat Opioid Use Disorder: MedWatch Safety Alert...
Monday, July 13, 2020
New FactFinder on Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets for Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks »
Myth:   Therapeutic anticoagulation (AC) and antiplatelet agents (APA) should be discontinued prior to lumbar med...
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...

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
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Congratulations to the Award-Winning 2020 Virtual Meeting Research Abstract Authors »
SIS congratulates the following award winners: Best Resident Abstract: An Expanded Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablat...
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...

Society News
Friday, July 17, 2020
SIS to Launch New Journal »
Message from Matthew Smuck, MD, on behalf of the SIS Board of Directors Dear SIS Members, We are excited to announce th...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Fellows Transitioning to Practice: Discounted Dues Now Available for Your Initial Practicing Years »
When you reach the end of your formal interventional pain training SIS wants to help make the transition to your practicin...
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...

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