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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Important Changes to the CPT® Codes for the Transforaminal Epidural Injections - MEMBERS ONLY »
As of January 1st 2011, important CPT® coding changes for the transforaminal epidural injections go into effect. The imagi...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
ISIS Represented at the CPT and RUC Meetings »
Drs. Scott Horn and Claire Tibiletti represented ISIS at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting which took place on February...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
TRICARE Reverses Non-Coverage Policy for Cervical and Lumbar Radiofrequency »
TRICARE - a health care program serving active duty service members, retirees, their families, survivors and others entitl...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISIS Leadership Cultivates Multi-Society Collaboration by Organizing an Interventional Spine Summit »
Dr. Way Yin, ISIS President, recognizing that it is extremely important to cultivate multi-specialty and multi-society col...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
OIG Issues a Report on Transforaminal Epidural Injections »
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its report on transforaminal epidu...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISIS Receives Multi-specialty Support in Addressing Health Technology Assessment Process »
ISIS Receives Multi-specialty Support in Addressing Health Technology Assessment Process for Spinal Injections  ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Report Encourages Expansion of Nursing Scope-of-Practice »
A joint report, from the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Future of Nursing: Leading Chan...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The OIG Reviewing Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services »
The Office of Inspector General has released its Work Plan for fiscal year 2011. In it, the OIG indicates that evaluation...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Reflections on Matters Socio-Economic - MEMBERS ONLY »
Nikolai Bogduk, MD I have prepared this essay as evidence against the conjecture that ISIS does nothing for its membe...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Comment on Facet Joint Injections »
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the "2010 Compendium of Unimplemented OIG Recommendations". The OIG summary...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISIS Represented at the AMA RUC Meeting »
The AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) met on April 28 - May 2, where ISIS members were represented at the meeting...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Obama Nominates New CMS Administrator »
Donald Berwick, MD has been nominated by President Obama to be the next CMS Administrator. Berwick is a clinical professor...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
CMS and the AMA RUC Prepare for the Fourth Five Year Review of Code Values »
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a list of codes which will need to undergo a review of work...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Medicare Payment - Another Temporary Fix »
The CMS announced that it awarded a new, $304 million dollar, five-year contract to Palmetto GBA, to become the new Medica...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
New MAC Contract Announced by CMS »
The CMS announced that it awarded a new, $304 million dollar, five-year contract to Palmetto GBA, to become the new Medica...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
AMA House of Delegates Meets »
The ISIS AMA Representatives - Dr. Lee Snook and Dr. Ben Shwachman, attended the AMA House of Delegates Meeting, held on J...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISIS Represented at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting »
Dr. Scott Horn represented ISIS at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting on June 3rd -5th. The CPT Editorial Panel is a mult...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISIS Leadership Cultivates Multi-Society Collaboration »
Dr. Way Yin, ISIS President, recognizing that it is extremely important to cultivate multi-specialty and multi-society col...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Medicare 21% Cuts Averted - a 2.2% Increase in Place for 6 Months »
On June 25, President Obama signed a bill, passed by the House of Representatives, to avert the 21% physician Medicare pay...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
2010 Medicare Trustees Report »
On August 5, the Medicare Trustees released their annual report on the status of and outlook for the Medicare program. The...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISIS CPT and RUC Representative Appointments »
The AMA Board of Trustees has reappointed Dr. Scott Horn to continue serving as the AMA CPT Advisor representing ISIS. Dr....
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISIS Represented at the AMA RUC and CPT Editorial Panel Meeting »
Dr. Scott Horn represented ISIS at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting on October 14-16. The CPT Editorial Panel is a mult...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
ISIS Member Assistance Needed with RUC Surveys »
ISIS is involved in the activities of the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), which determi...
Sunday, May 15, 2011
CDC Clinical Reminder: Spinal Injection Procedures Performed without a Facemask Pose Risk »
  CDC Clinical Reminder: Spinal Injection Procedures Performed without a Facemask Pose Risk for Bacterial Meningitis...
Monday, March 29, 2010
ISIS Submits Support for the Iowa Board of Medicine Rule »
ISIS submitted a letter to the Iowa Board of Medicine in support of proposed regulations to define interventional chronic...

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