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Advocacy
Monday, September 16, 2019
SIS Joins AMA and Over 300 Health Care Stakeholders Supporting Streamlining of Prior Authorization »
On September 9, 2019, the Spine Intervention Society joined the AMA and 367 other health care stakeholder organizations in...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Legislative Hot Spots for SIS Member Attention »
SIS regularly monitors health care policy issues of interest to the membership and, from time-to-time, will report on spec...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
SIS Joins AMA in Voicing Concerns About Potential FDA Compounding Guidance »
On August 13, 2019, SIS joined the AMA and 20 other medical specialty societies in submitting a comment letter to the...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
🔒 CMS Proposes Valuation of Interventional Procedures – SIS Will Promote Appropriate Reimbursement »
On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule proposed...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
SIS Advocates for Providence Health Assurance to Cover Lateral Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy »
On June 25, SIS submitted comments 🔒 to Providence Health Assurance regarding their policies Facet Joint I...

Patient Safety
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...
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...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Earn CME Online: Find the Facts on Patients' Lifetime ESI Tolerance »
Earn CME credit on the SIS online learning platform for reviewing the FactFinder: Cumulative Lifetime Steroid Exposure v...
Thursday, July 18, 2019

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
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Congratulations to the Award Winning 2019 Annual Meeting Research Abstract Authors »
Award winning research abstracts presenters from left: Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD; Iain M. Bailey, MD; Bryon J. Schneider, MD;...
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...
Thursday, August 29, 2019
NASS Now Accepting Letters of Proposal for 2020 Research Funding »
The North American Spine Society (NASS) has funded more than $3.9 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research sinc...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a Paper on Tramadol and the Mortality of Osteoarthritis Patients »
Confounders Cloud Causation Conclusions Earn CME credit on t...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a Study on SCS Modes »
SIS Research Division Reviewers Find Promising Results That Merit Further Study...

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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