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SIS’s Nominations to the U.S. CMS Clinical Committee Accepted

Friday, July 29, 2016  
The Spine Intervention Society congratulates Drs. Scott Horn and D.J. Kennedy for their appointments to serve on the MACRA Clinical Committee to develop episode-based resource use measures for use in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

The objectives of the Clinical Committee are to define the episode triggers and episode windows for care episode and patient condition groups, provide input on episode grouping algorithm and measure development approach, and to provide expert feedback on the specifications for the trigger codes related to the care episode and patient condition groups.

SIS nominated Drs. Horn and Kennedy, and their candidacy was also supported by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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