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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...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
ISIS Members Encouraged to Submit Comments on a Draft Coverage Policy for Paravertebral Facet Joint »
A new/revised draft of a coverage policy for paravertebral facet joint blockade, which will now include cervical/thoraci...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
ISIS Represented at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting »
  Dr. Scott Horn, the ISIS CPT Editorial Panel Advisor, represented ISIS during the meeting of the CPT...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
ISIS Working with the CDC Officials to Address the Single Dose Vial Issue »
ISIS Leadership has been in direct communication with CDC officials to address CMS and CDC public health concerns correlat...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
ISIS Meets with Blue Cross Blue Shield Regence to Address Coverage Concerns »
ISIS continues to address problems arising from payers misinterpreting Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Clinical Committ...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
ISIS Joins-in on a Letter to CMS Decrying the Burden of Multiple Regulations »
ISIS joined a number of medical societies to voice concerns about an overwhelming number of regulations affecting physicia...
Monday, March 26, 2012
Inappropriate Coverage Restrictions »
ISIS has just addressed a serious issue affecting coverage of spine intervention procedures. It appears that several publi...

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