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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Draft WA HCA Health Technology Assessment on Spinal Injections Released  »
Earlier this year, the WA HCA announced the draft key questions that will frame their re-review of spinal injections. The...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
SIS Expresses Concerns to Congress Regarding Meaningful Use Stage 3 Implementation »
On November 2, the Spine Intervention Society, along with dozens of other state and national medical specialty organizatio...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
SIS Submits Comments on Coverage Policies »
The Society’s membership includes many of the clinicians and academicians whose published literature provides the seminal...
Friday, October 2, 2015
Society Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
The Spine Intervention Society was represented by Dr. Scott Horn at the AMA Relative Value Committee (RUC) meeting on Octo...
Thursday, October 1, 2015
AMA Develops New Payment Model Resources »
The American Medical Association has developed two new resources for physicians that provide information on new payment...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Attention: Members Affected by New Medicare LCDs »
Have you noticed the roll-out of new local coverage determinations (LCD) from Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) ov...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
SIS Coordinates Submission of Comment Letter to the Washington State Health Care Authority »
SIS coordinated the drafting and submission of a letter joined by multiple other organizations to the Washington State H...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Letter to Editor Regarding Chou et al. Review in Annals of Internal Medicine »
Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW) societies are finalizing a letter to the editor addressing the recent systematic review...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
SIS Submits Comments to CMS Regarding Proposed Decrease in PE RVUs »
The Spine Intervention Society submitted comments today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Med...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE: Implementation of New Local Coverage Determinations »
With new local coverage determinations (LCD) being rolled out by a number of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) in...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Medical Societies Collaborate and Respond to AHRQ Technology Assessment »
On July 29, 2015, the International Spine Intervention Society joined 13 other medical specialty societies in sending a le...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Countdown to ICD-10 »
The switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures is less than 3 months away....
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
RUC Survey of Physician Work – Please Participate If Selected »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has requested the revision of 8 CPT codes for reporting interlaminar...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
CMS Proposed 2016 Physician Payment Rules »
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released their proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fe...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
RUC Survey Development »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have requested review and revision of CPT codes for reporting interla...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
AMA House of Delegates »
The International Spine Intervention Society was represented at the June 6-10, 2015 AMA House of Delegates meeting by Drs....
Monday, May 18, 2015
Volunteers Needed to Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Monday, May 18, 2015
Society Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
The International Spine Intervention Society was represented by Drs. Christopher Merifield and Joshua Levin at the AMA Rel...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
AHRQ Publishes Methodologically Flawed Technology Assessment on Pain Management Injection Therapies »
Despite the best efforts of the International Spine Intervention Society to provide extensive comments, suggestions, and r...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Volunteers Needed to Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Are You at Risk for Miscoding Facet Neurotomy? »
Appropriate coding is more important than ever.  The International Spine Intervention Society encourages its members...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Society Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
Drs. Christopher Merifield and Joshua Levin represented the International Spine Intervention Society at the AMA Relative V...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Volunteers Needed to Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Comments Submitted to Washington State HCA Regarding Plan to Review Spine Injections »
On January 20, the Society submitted comments to the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) regarding their recom...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Volunteers Needed to Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
2015 CPT Changes »
The 2015 CPT Coding Manual will include several code changes relevant to the Society’s members. The procedures and codes t...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Volunteers Needed to Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Friday, November 21, 2014
CMS Issues Ruling for 2015 Physician Payment »
On October 31 st , 2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the Medicare Physicia...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Volunteers Needed To Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Friday, November 21, 2014
ISIS Voice Present at the AMA Interim House of Delegates Meeting »
The American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) met on November 8-11, 2014 in Dallas, TX.  Drs. Claire Tibi...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
CPT Code Changes Coming in 2015 »
The 2015 CPT Coding Manual will include several code changes relevant to the Society's members. The procedures that will b...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Society Represented at Important Reimbursement and Coding Meetings »
Dr. Kieran Slevin represented ISIS members at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) on September 18-21, 2014. RUC...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sunshine Act Open Payments Data Release »
On Tuesday, September 30 th , CMS released information reported by the drug and device manufacturers as payments or transf...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Volunteers Needed To Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
New Specific Modifiers for Distinct Procedural Services »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is establishing four new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (H...

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