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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
SIS Continues to Comment on Blue Shield of California’s Epidural Spine Injections Policy »
On September 12, 2018, SIS again submitted comments on Blue Shield of California’s coverage policy Epidural Spin...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
SIS Suggests Changes to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas’ Sacroiliac Joint Pain Policy »
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas’ coverage policy Diagnosis and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Pain excludes cove...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
SIS Champions Accurate Diagnosis for Best Treatment Plans »
On September 10, 2018, SIS submitted a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practice...
Monday, September 10, 2018
SIS Voices Concerns Regarding Negative Impact of CMS Proposed Rule Implementation »
If the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule is implem...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
SIS Suggests Changes to eviCore Musculoskeletal Clinical Guidelines »
On August 28, 2018, SIS provided comments to eviCore on their Musculoskeletal Clinical Guidelines, specifically the follow...

Patient Safety
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Safety Alert: Pharm D Solutions, LLC Voluntarily Recalling All Sterile Compounded Drugs »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 09/11/2018: Pharm D Solutions, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Sterile Compounded D...
Friday, August 24, 2018
New FactFinder on Radiofrequency Neurotomy in Patients with Permanent Pacemakers and Defibrillators »
Find the latest facts about whether radiofrequency neurotomy can be safely performed to treat facet joint pain in patients...
Monday, July 30, 2018
Safety Alert: Ranier’s Rx Laboratory Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 07/30/2018: Ranier’s Rx Laboratory Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products Wit...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Safety Alert: The FDA Finds Ranier’s Compounding Laboratory Products Lack Sterility Assurance »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 07/12/2018: The FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals, Patients, Veterinarians and Animal Owners N...
Friday, June 8, 2018
New FactFinder on Driving After an Epidural Steroid Injection Without Sedation »
Find the facts about whether epidural steroid injections may impact your non-sedated patients’ ability to drive safely pos...

Quality Improvement
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, September 6, 2018
Earn CME Reviewing a Paper on Treating Patients with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome »
  Study on Spinal Cord Stimulation at Various Frequencies Informs Us of Placebo Response and Sham Eff...
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...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
CMS Hosts MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Webinar June 12, 2018 »
CMS is hosting a webinar on  Tuesday, June 12   at 1:00 PM ET  to provide information about the Promoting I...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Pain Medicine Invites Instructional Image and Video Submissions »
The journal Pain Medicine is recruiting submissions for a new Teaching Images and Videos section. Submit your interestin...

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Discuss Two Articles Published in the Fourth Quarter of 2017 in the SIS Online Journal Club »
Share your thoughts and suggestions about the critical reviews of these studies and their potential impact on your practic...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Letters of Proposal Now Accepted by NASS »
NASS 2018 Research Funding is available for the following: Research Grants; Young Investigators Grants; Nontraditional Non...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
February 20 is the Deadline for the 25th Annual Meeting’s Call for Abstracts »
We are now accepting abstracts for poster and podium presentation for the SIS 25th Annual Meeting in San Francisco Jul...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Third Quarter 2016 Online Journal Club »
New reviews of three articles published in the third quarter of 2016 are now available to read here . The articles sele...
Monday, October 17, 2016
North American Spine Society - Letters of Proposal Now Accepted »
NASS 2017 Research Funding is available for the following: Research Grants; Young Investigators Grants; Nontraditional Non...

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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