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Advocacy
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SIS Comments on Draft LBP/Sciatica Guideline »
On May 4, SIS submitted comments to the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence  (NICE) on their draf...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SIS Represented at Important Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
The Spine Intervention Society was represented by Drs. Scott Horn and Luis Guerrero at the AMA CPT Editorial Panel Meeting...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
SIS Comments on NASS's Proposed Facet Interventions Coverage Recommendations »
Members of the SIS Health Policy Division’s Coverage Committee have carefully reviewed the proposed recommendations from t...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
ESI Coverage in Oregon Will End Without Your Immediate Action »
On May 11, 2016, SIS submitted comments to the Oregon Health Authority regarding their decision to eliminate coverag...
Monday, May 9, 2016
Make Your Voice Heard Before Patients in Oregon Lose Coverage for Epidural Steroid Injections »
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recently announced that, effective July 1, 2016, the state will no longer cover epidural...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
WA Health Technology Clinical Committee’s Decision to Preserve Coverage for Spinal Injections »
Press Release by the American   Society of Anesthesiologists: March 23, 2016 Chicago – The Multi-society Pain...
Friday, March 18, 2016
A Victory for Patients and Physicians in Washington State! »
We are pleased to report that, after Spine Intervention Society (SIS) volunteers and staff invested hundreds of hours work...
Monday, March 14, 2016
WA HCA Decision on Spinal Injections Looms »
The fate of spinal injection procedures in the state of Washington will be decided at the March 18 meeting of the WA Healt...
Monday, March 14, 2016
SIS Expresses Support to the U.S. Congress Regarding National Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs »
On February 23, the Spine Intervention Society, along with dozens of other state and national medical specialty organizati...
Monday, March 14, 2016
SIS Submits Comments on Novitas Draft LCD on Lumbar Epidural Injections for Pain Management »
On March 3, 2016, SIS submitted comments on the Novitas draft LCD #DL34892 Lumbar Epidural Injections for Pain Manage...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
SIS Expresses Support to Congress Regarding National Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs »
On February 23, the Spine Intervention Society, along with dozens of other state and national medical specialty organizati...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
WA HCA Releases Final Evidence Report on Spinal Injections »
On February 12, the Washington State Health Care Authority's Health Technology Assessment program published its final repo...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
ATTENTION WASHINGTON PHYSICIANS: Save the Date! March 18 WA HCA HTCC Meeting »
On Friday, March 18 at the SeaTac Conference Center, the WA Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) will meet from 8 a...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
SIS Comments on Oregon Health Authority's Coverage Guidance on Percutaneous Interventions »
On January 19, SIS submitted comments to the Oregon Health Authority on their Scope Statement for the development of a C...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Comments Submitted on WA HCA Health Technology Assessment on Spinal Injections »
SIS coordinated the drafting and submission of a letter joined by multiple other organizations to the Washington State H...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
SIS Sends Comments to Blue Shield of CA and CIGNA »
On November 30 2015, SIS sent a comment letter to BlueShield of CA regarding their Facet Joint Denervation, Policy 7.01....
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule on October 30, 2015, which updates payment...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Draft WA HCA Health Technology Assessment on Spinal Injections Released  »
Earlier this year, the WA HCA announced the draft key questions that will frame their re-review of spinal injections. The...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
SIS Expresses Concerns to Congress Regarding Meaningful Use Stage 3 Implementation »
On November 2, the Spine Intervention Society, along with dozens of other state and national medical specialty organizatio...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
SIS Submits Comments on Coverage Policies »
The Society’s membership includes many of the clinicians and academicians whose published literature provides the seminal...
Friday, October 2, 2015
Society Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
The Spine Intervention Society was represented by Dr. Scott Horn at the AMA Relative Value Committee (RUC) meeting on Octo...
Thursday, October 1, 2015
AMA Develops New Payment Model Resources »
The American Medical Association has developed two new resources for physicians that provide information on new payment...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Attention: Members Affected by New Medicare LCDs »
Have you noticed the roll-out of new local coverage determinations (LCD) from Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) ov...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
SIS Coordinates Submission of Comment Letter to the Washington State Health Care Authority »
SIS coordinated the drafting and submission of a letter joined by multiple other organizations to the Washington State H...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Letter to Editor Regarding Chou et al. Review in Annals of Internal Medicine »
Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW) societies are finalizing a letter to the editor addressing the recent systematic review...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
SIS Submits Comments to CMS Regarding Proposed Decrease in PE RVUs »
The Spine Intervention Society submitted comments today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Med...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE: Implementation of New Local Coverage Determinations »
With new local coverage determinations (LCD) being rolled out by a number of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) in...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Medical Societies Collaborate and Respond to AHRQ Technology Assessment »
On July 29, 2015, the International Spine Intervention Society joined 13 other medical specialty societies in sending a le...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Countdown to ICD-10 »
The switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures is less than 3 months away....
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
RUC Survey of Physician Work – Please Participate If Selected »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has requested the revision of 8 CPT codes for reporting interlaminar...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
CMS Proposed 2016 Physician Payment Rules »
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released their proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fe...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
RUC Survey Development »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have requested review and revision of CPT codes for reporting interla...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
AMA House of Delegates »
The International Spine Intervention Society was represented at the June 6-10, 2015 AMA House of Delegates meeting by Drs....
Monday, May 18, 2015
Volunteers Needed to Assist in Local Advocacy Efforts »
The Health Policy Division is seeking volunteers to assist in involvement with payer coverage issues at the local and regi...
Monday, May 18, 2015
Society Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
The International Spine Intervention Society was represented by Drs. Christopher Merifield and Joshua Levin at the AMA Rel...

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