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Advocacy
Monday, February 17, 2020
SIS Encourages Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cover RFA for Knee Osteoarthritis »
On February 11, 2020, SIS offered evidence to Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield in support of coverage for radiofrequenc...
Friday, February 14, 2020
SIS Opposes Florida Bill Authorizing PAs and APRNs To Perform Spine Interventions »
A bill (HB 607) is now being considered by the Florida House Health Care Appropriations Committee that authorizes Physicia...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Dr. Scott Horn Represents SIS at the February AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting »
The Spine Intervention Society’s Scott Horn, DO, attended the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Termin...
Thursday, February 6, 2020
SIS-Endorsed NASS Coverage Policy Recommendations on ESI and SSNB Available for All SIS Members »
The Spine Intervention Society has reviewed and endorsed the Coverage Policy Recommendations on Epidural Steroid Injecti...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
SIS, AMA and Many Other Medical Organizations Urge CMS to Rethink Quality Reporting Policies »
On January 31, 2020, the Spine Intervention Society joined the AMA and 36 other health care stakeholder organizations in s...

Patient Safety
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing ESI Frequency FactFinder »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Frequency of Epidural Steroid Injections by Ryan Mattie, MD; Byron J....
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals Recalls All Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/21/2020: FUSION IV Pharmaceuticals, Inc dba. AXIA Pharmaceutical Issues Voluntary Recall of Al...
Friday, January 17, 2020
AXIA Pharmaceutical Recalls All Sterile Drug Products Due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 01/17/2020: AXIA Pharmaceutical Issues Voluntary Recall of All Sterile Drug Products Within Expir...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing Info on Antiseptic Agents »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Antiseptic Agents by Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH and David C. Miller, MD, MA...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Earn CME Credit Online Reviewing Info on Electrode Safety »
Earn CME credit reviewing the SIS FactFinder: Inadvertent Internal Skin Burn Caused by Radiofrequency Electrodes During...

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
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...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Earn CME Reviewing a Paper on Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Complications »
FDA Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) Database Provides Snapshot of DRG Complications, Minor and Se...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
MQS III Calculators Available Now for Clinicians and Researchers »
The Medication Quantification Scale III (MQS III) is an important tool to track your patients’ medication use during their...

Society News
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...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Seeking Volunteers for New SIS Diversity Taskforce »
SIS is seeking volunteers to serve on a Diversity Taskforce. This new taskforce, under the direction of the SIS Membership...
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

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