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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...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
ISIS Defends Spine Interventions in Oregon »
The Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) has issued a draft coverage guidance for percutaneous interventions...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
ISIS Submits Comment to CMS on Proposed CRNA Regulations »
ISIS submitted a public comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) strongly opposing the CMS...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Urgent Message to ISIS Members in the State of Oregon »
The Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) has issued a draft coverage guidance for percutaneous interventions fo...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Medicare Requests a Review of 63650: Percutaneous Implantation of Epidural Neurostimulator Electrode »
In addition to the, mentioned below, CRNA proposal - another issue worth noting in the Proposed Rule for Medicare Physicia...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
GAO Releases a Report on Unsafe Injection Practices »
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) released its report on unsafe injection practices, which was prepared at the reques...
Monday, July 16, 2012
ISIS Submits a Letter to Challenge a Non-Coverage Policy for Epidural Injections »
ISIS has submitted a letter to the Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA), challenging the payer’s policy stating tha...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Register for a Session on Interventional Spine Coding, Billing and Reimbursement »
2012 is a year of major coding changes for the spine intervention practice. The Coding, Billing and Reimbursement Sessio...
Monday, July 16, 2012
ISIS Participating in Valuing the Work of Epidural Injections »
ISIS is involved in the activities of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), which determ...
Monday, July 16, 2012
ISIS Secures a Non-Coverage Policy Reversal »
As shared with ISIS members in previous e-news articles, ISIS was alerted that payers were misapplying the findings of th...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Proposed Revisions to Payment Policies for the Physician Fee Schedule Released by CMS – ISIS MEMBERS »
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Proposed Rule for Medicare physician p...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Noridian to Host a Webinar on Paravertebral Facet Joint or Nerve Injection Services »
On Thursday June 7 th Noridian Administrative Services, a Medicare contractor, will host a webinar on paravertebral fac...

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