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Advocacy
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
SIS Reviewing and Commenting on Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule »
In the proposed rule released last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has put forward several...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
SIS Suggests Changes to UnitedHealthcare Ablative Treatment for Spinal Pain Policy »
On June 29, 2018, SIS again addressed UnitedHealthcare’s coverage policy on Ablative Treatment for Spinal Pain . The So...
Friday, June 15, 2018
SIS Offers Specific Policy Recommendations to Horizon BCBSNJ on Epidural Steroid Injections »
On June 8, 2018, SIS requested that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey revise their proposed epidural ste...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
SIS Again Urges 5 BCBS Groups to Cover Third Occipital Nerve and Sacroiliac Joint Denervation »
On June 7, 2018 SIS presented evidence again to BlueCross BlueShield in 5 states ( Illinois , Montana , New Mexico...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
SIS Comments on Aetna’s Back Pain Policy »
On June 7, 2018, SIS submitted comments to Aetna regarding their revised Back Pain – Invasive Procedures coverage polic...

Patient Safety
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...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
FDA Warns Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) Retained in the Body; Requires New Class Warnings »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/17/2018: FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA Warns that Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Safety Alert: Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam Linked to Infection Outbreak »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/14/2018:  Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam - Avoid Using - Multistate...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Recall Alert: Fabius Anesthesia Machines by Dräger Medical »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 05/11/2018: Fabius Anesthesia Machines by Dräger Medical: Class I Recall - Due to Production Step...

Quality Improvement
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...
Monday, March 19, 2018
MIPS Reporting Final Deadline March 31st »
The final deadline is March 31, 2018 if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
CMS Announces 2018 Value Modifier Results and Payment Adjustment Factor »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the results of the 2018 Value Modifier and the adjustment...

Research
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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