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Advocacy
Friday, November 9, 2018
CMS Adopts Recommendations on Medicare Evaluation and Management Policies »
After receiving comments from SIS and other specialty societies, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Extortion Scam Targeting DEA Registrants »
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued a notice that DEA registrants are being targeted to receive telephone calls a...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
SIS Suggests Changes to Premera Blue Cross’ Ablative Treatment for Spinal Pain Policy »
On October 3, 2018, SIS submitted comments to Premera Blue Cross regarding their coverage policy , "Ablative Treatments...
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...

Patient Safety
Thursday, October 25, 2018
New FactFinder on Preventing External Skin Burns During Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy »
Find the facts about minimizing your patients’ risk of suffering external skin burns during thermal radiofrequency neuroto...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
New FactFinder on Bathing Restrictions After Interventional Spine Procedures »
Find the facts about whether bathing restrictions are necessary after needle-based interventional spine procedures. Down...
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...

Quality Improvement
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, 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...

Research
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Letters of Proposal Now Accepted by NASS »
NASS 2019 Research Funding is available for the following: Research Grants; Young Investigators Grants; Nontraditional Non...
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...

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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