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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
SIS Responding to Proposed Facet LCDs »
As expected following the multijurisdictional CAC meeting in May, over the past few weeks, Medicare Administrative Con...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
SIS Represented at October 2020 Virtual CPT and RUC Meetings »
SIS was represented at recent virtual meetings conducted by the American Medical Association. Scott Horn, DO participate...
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
SIS Opposes Multiple Proposed Radical Revisions to Medicare Payment Policies »
  SIS has once again rallied multiple medical associations in opposition to proposed payment polic...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
SIS Joins Opposition to Medicare Redefining Psychologists as Physicians »
On September 22, 2020, SIS along with nearly 90 medical specialty societies provided comments to U.S. Congressional re...
Friday, September 11, 2020
AMA Announces New CPT Codes as COVID-19 Advancements Expand »
The American Medical Association (AMA) just announced updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that i...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
SIS Leads Multisociety Effort to Support Discography Coverage »
On September 1, 2020, SIS led a multisociety effort to submit comments 🔒 to United Healthcare expressing strong sup...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
SIS Joins AMA and 100+ Societies in Urging CMS to Sunset Scope of Practice Waivers »
On July 22, 2020, SIS along with more than 100 medical specialty societies and associations provided comments to the C...
Thursday, July 9, 2020
SIS Joins AMA and Others in Expressing Concern to HHS Regarding E&M Budget Neutrality »
SIS joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and many other physician organizations and state medical societies in su...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
SIS Joins AMA and Nearly 100 Societies in Voicing Concern About VA's Scope of Practice Regulations »
On June 25, 2020, SIS along with nearly 100 medical specialty societies provided comments to the U.S. Department of Ve...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SIS Members Represented at AMA House of Delegates Meeting »
The American Medical Association held their first-ever virtual Annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in early June. The...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SIS Members Represented at AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting »
The Spine Intervention Society’s Scott Horn, DO, attended the virtual American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedura...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SIS Advises CDC on the Importance of Interventional Pain Treatments »
On Tuesday, June 16 th , the Spine Intervention Society submitted comments 🔒 to the Centers for Disease Control an...
Monday, June 15, 2020
SIS, AMA, and Physician Organizations Support Role of Rehabilitation Physicians in IRF Setting »
SIS joined the American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and many othe...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
SIS, AMA, and Physician Organizations Urge Additional COVID-19 Liability Protection »
SIS joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and many other physician organizations and state medical societies in su...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Advise CDC on the Important Role of Interventional Pain Treatments »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently seeking comments from stakeholders regarding the val...
Friday, May 29, 2020
SIS Seeks Information from AMGA on Valuations for Interventional Pain Management Services »
In response to member questions and concerns about valuations established by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA)...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
SIS Encourages Anthem Blue Cross to Cover Genicular Nerve RFA for Knee Osteoarthritis »
On May 27, 2020, SIS submitted a comment letter to Anthem Blue Cross in support of coverage for radiofrequency ablation...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
SIS Convenes MPW to Advocate for Facet Interventions »
The Spine Intervention Society convened the Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW) to discuss evidence and develop recommen...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
SIS Presents Evidence to Highmark, Urging Coverage for Neuroablative Procedures »
On April 22, 2020, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) issued a comment letter to Highmark in response to coverage polici...
Friday, April 17, 2020
SIS, AMA, and Physician Organizations Urge Additional COVID-19 Legislative Action »
SIS joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and many other physician organizations and state medical societies in su...
Monday, April 13, 2020
SIS, AMA, and Many Other Medical Organizations Recommend CMS Revamp MIPS Value Pathway »
On April 10, 2020, the Spine Intervention Society joined the AMA and 35 other healthcare stakeholder organizations in subm...
Friday, April 10, 2020
US Healthcare Providers with Lost Revenue Attributable to COVID-19 to Receive Non-repayable Grants »
On April 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the immediate disbursement of the first $30...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
SIS Joins Call for HHS to Provide One Month of Revenue to Enrolled Physicians »
On April 7, 2020, the Spine Intervention Society joined the American Medical Association and nearly 150 other medical spec...
Monday, April 6, 2020
In Response to COVID-19, Some U.S. Physicians/Practices Now Eligible for Paycheck Protection Program »
The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a new Small Business Administrati...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
CMS Announces Financial Relief for Medicare Providers in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment p...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
CMS Announces Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 »
CMS announced temporary actions on March 30, 2020, to empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to: Increas...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Societies Continue to Request Appropriate Coverage of Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation »
On March 30, 2020, SIS and eleven other medical specialty societies submitted comments to Noridian LLC about a local c...
Monday, March 30, 2020
CMS Provides Additional Guidance to Healthcare Providers on Quality Payment Program COVID-19 Relief »
CMS has extended the 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data submission deadline from March 31 by 30 days to...
Monday, March 23, 2020
In Response to COVID-19, CMS Grants Relief for Those Participating in Quality Reporting Programs »
On March 22, 2020, CMS announced it is granting exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and p...
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...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
SIS and 12 Societies Continue to Request Appropriate Coverage of Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation »
On January 28, 2020, SIS and twelve other medical specialty societies submitted comments to two Medicare Administrative Co...

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