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Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Represented at the AMA »
Drs. Claire Tibiletti and Andrew Yu represented ISIS at the AMA House of Delegates meeting November 16-19th in National H...
Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Provides Comments on Colorado Workers’ Compensation Guidelines »
ISIS Health Policy and Standards Divisions reviewed and prepared extensive remarks on significant changes to the State of...
Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Joins Medical Specialties in a Call for VHA to Pull Back APRN Independent Practice Requirements »
ISIS joined numerous specialty and state medical associations in a joint letter to the Department of Veteran Affairs prot...
Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Submits Comments to BCBS of Tennessee on Non-Coverage of Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections »
On November 7, 2013 ISIS submitted a comment letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee opposing their draft policy,...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tennessee Medicaid Reverses Non-Coverage Policy for Facet Interventions »
An ISIS member and instructor from Tennessee - Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst - led a successful effort to reverse a non-coverage...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Bipartisan Effort to Address SGR »
A Congressional sign-on letter to House leadership, let by Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY) is being pre...
Monday, October 28, 2013
House Passes Drug Quality and Security Act »
The House of Representatives, on September 28th, passed H.R. 3204, the "Drug Quality and Security Act.”  The bill est...
Monday, October 28, 2013
ISIS Represented at Important Coding Meeting »
Dr. Scott Horn represented ISIS at the CPT® Editorial Panel meeting, which took place October 10-12, 2013.  Several c...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
ISIS Represented at AMA CPT Editorial Panel »
Dr. Scott Horn represented ISIS at the AMA CPT ® Editorial Panel Meeting, which took place on May 16-18, 2013. The CPT...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
In a Disturbing Decision, Iowa Supreme Court Allows ARNPs to Supervise Fluoroscopy »
Despite strong opposition from medical societies, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled on May 31, 2013 that advanced registered...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
ISIS Voice Present at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting »
Claire Tibiletti, MD and Andrew Yu, MD represented ISIS at the AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting June 15-19, 2013. S...
Friday, May 17, 2013
ISIS Represented at the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Meeting »
Dr. Kieran Slevin, member of the ISIS Socioeconomic Committee, represented ISIS during the meeting of the AMA-convene...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
ISIS Represented at the AMA RUC Meeting »
Dr. Christopher Merifield represented ISIS members at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) on April 25-27, 2013....
Thursday, March 21, 2013
ISIS Represented at Spine Forum »
Dr. Ray Baker, ISIS President, represented ISIS at the first meeting of the Spine Forum on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in Wa...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
UPDATE: ISIS-Convened Multidisciplinary Initiative to Develop Appropriate Use Criteria for Fluorosco »
The multidisciplinary initiative is underway with representation from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American...
Friday, February 22, 2013
CMS Sunshine Act Final Rule: Physician Data to be published in 2014 »
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Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
ISIS Sends Comments to CMS – CRNAs Should not Perform Spinal Interventions »
    ISIS submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during public...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Friday, December 21, 2012
Payment Cuts Looming – Contact Congress NOW!! »
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Friday, December 21, 2012
WA HCA announces Review of Facet Neurotomy »
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Friday, December 21, 2012
CMS Lists Epidurals and Neurostimulators on a Review List »
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Friday, December 21, 2012
ISIS, Medical Groups Call for Elimination of the ICD-10 Requirement »
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
ISIS Represented at the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Meeting »
Dr. Kieran Slevin ,  member of the ISIS Socioeconomic Committee, represented ISIS during the meeting of the AMA-conve...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Congressional Hearings and Reports on the Meningitis Outbreak »
On November 14, 2012, the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on the "The Fungal Meningitis Outbrea...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
CMS Publishes 2013 Physician Regulations: CRNAs, Fluoroscopy, Neurostimulators »
On November 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule on Medicare Physician F...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The OIG Issues a Work Plan for 2013 »
  On October 2, 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services released...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Medicare Contractor Issues a Revised Facet Blockade Policy »
Noridian Administrative Services (NAS) a Medicare contractor for 11 states has released a final version of a new/revised...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Medicare Contractor Issues a Revised Facet Blockade Policy »
Noridian Administrative Services (NAS) a Medicare contractor for 11 states has released a final version of a new/revised...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
ISIS and Medical Groups Urge Congress to Repeal SGR and Transition »
ISIS joined more than 100 state and specialty medical societies in sending a letter to Congress outlining the principles...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
ISIS Represented at Important National Coding and Reimbursement Forums »
Dr. Christopher Merifield represented ISIS at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) meeting October 3-6, 2012. R...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Coding Audits of E&M Services »
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
CMS Delays ICD-10 Implementation »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule that officially delayed the ICD-10 complian...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
ISIS Joins the Effort to Urge Congress to Take Action on Physician Payment »
ISIS joined a multi-society letter to urge Congress to work diligently during the fall to nullify the physician payment...

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