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Advocacy
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
SIS Recommends Revisions to BCBS of South Carolina Policy on Third Occipital Nerve RFN »
On May 15, 2018, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) recommended changes to the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina me...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
SIS Represented at Coding and Reimbursement Meeting »
On April 25-28, 2018, Dr. Wesley Ibazebo represented the SIS membership at the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Va...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
SIS Joins the Call to Stop U.S. Interstate Compacts from Expanding the Scope of Practice for APRNs »
On May 10, 2018, SIS and dozens of U.S. medical societies called on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
SIS Submits Comments on BCBS MA Policy on Epidural Steroid Injections for Neck and Back Pain »
On May 14, 2018, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) submitted a comment letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachu...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
SIS Continues to Comment on Humana’s Injections for Chronic Pain Conditions Coverage Policy »
Humana’s Injections for Chronic Pain Conditions coverage policy (effective April 26, 2018) includes coverage criteria that...

Patient Safety
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...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
New FactFinder on NPO Prior to Interventional Spine Procedures »
Should you instruct your patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic spinal injections not to eat or drink after midnigh...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Recall Alert: All Sterile Products From Coastal Meds »
SIS Patient Safety Alert 04/13/2018: All Sterile Products from Coastal Meds: Recall - Visible Particles in Drug Vials for...

Quality Improvement
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...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The New CMS Quality Payment Program Data Submission System is Now Active »
Those participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program can now submit their...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Take Steps to Avoid a Medicare Payment Penalty »
The American Medical Association (AMA) is reminding physicians that the Medicare reimbursement system has changed, and, if...

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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