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Advocacy
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
AHRQ Publishes Methodologically Flawed Technology Assessment on Pain Management Injection Therapies »
Despite the best efforts of the International Spine Intervention Society to provide extensive comments, suggestions, and r...
Wednesday, April 15, 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...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Are You at Risk for Miscoding Facet Neurotomy? »
Appropriate coding is more important than ever.  The International Spine Intervention Society encourages its members...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Society Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
Drs. Christopher Merifield and Joshua Levin represented the International Spine Intervention Society at the AMA Relative V...
Wednesday, February 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...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Comments Submitted to Washington State HCA Regarding Plan to Review Spine Injections »
On January 20, the Society submitted comments to the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) regarding their recom...
Friday, January 23, 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...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
2015 CPT Changes »
The 2015 CPT Coding Manual will include several code changes relevant to the Society’s members. The procedures and codes t...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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...
Friday, November 21, 2014
CMS Issues Ruling for 2015 Physician Payment »
On October 31 st , 2014 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the Medicare Physicia...
Friday, November 21, 2014
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...
Friday, November 21, 2014
ISIS Voice Present at the AMA Interim House of Delegates Meeting »
The American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) met on November 8-11, 2014 in Dallas, TX.  Drs. Claire Tibi...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
CPT Code Changes Coming in 2015 »
The 2015 CPT Coding Manual will include several code changes relevant to the Society's members. The procedures that will b...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Society Represented at Important Reimbursement and Coding Meetings »
Dr. Kieran Slevin represented ISIS members at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) on September 18-21, 2014. RUC...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sunshine Act Open Payments Data Release »
On Tuesday, September 30 th , CMS released information reported by the drug and device manufacturers as payments or transf...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
New Specific Modifiers for Distinct Procedural Services »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is establishing four new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (H...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Neurostimulator Codes - Values to be Reviewed »
64553 (Percutaneous implantation of neurostimulator electrode array; cranial nerve) 64555 (Percutaneous implantation of...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
CMS Proposal to Bundle Imaging Guidance with Epidural Injection Codes »
After implementing severe payment cuts to the epidural codes in year 2014, CMS acknowledges receiving a significant number...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
ICD-10 Deadline Set to October 1, 2015 »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health car...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
CMS Proposed Physician Payment Rules for 2015 »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their proposed rule for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPF...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
ISIS Voice Present at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting »
Drs. Claire Tibiletti and Andrew Yu represented ISIS at the AMA House of Delegates meeting June 7-11, 2014.  Resoluti...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
ISIS Members Succeed in Convincing Premera to Adopt Appropriate Coverage »
Two ISIS members, Drs. Paul Dreyfuss and Ray Baker, met with the medical director of Premera Blue Cross insurance plan on...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
ISIS Member appointed to Spinal Issues Workgroup »
ISIS member representative, Dr. Scott Horn, who has been actively participating in the CPT process on ISIS’ behalf for ove...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Sunshine Act - Phase 1 Begins June 1 »
The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Open Payment) mandated the creation of a program to increase public awareness of finan...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
ISIS Represented at Important Coding Meetings »
Dr. Kieran Slevin represented ISIS members at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) on April 22-26, 2014. RUC is a...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Official Call for Health Policy Division Volunteers! »
Each year ISIS reviews the composition of its divisions and committees and as the terms of the current members come to an...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
WA HTCC Draft Coverage Determination – Facet Neurotomy – Open for Comments »
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) has released for public comme...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Oregon HTA Discusses Draft Coverage Guidances on Percutaneous Interventions for Cervical Spine Pain »
The Oregon Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee will meet on April 28 th to discuss draft coverage guidances on vari...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
ISIS Joins 600+ Physician Organizations in Urging Congress to Pass SGR Repeal »
ISIS has joined over 600 physician organizations in letters to Senate and House of Representatives leadership th...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
US House of Representatives Passes SGR Repeal »
On March 14, 2014, the US House of Representatives passed an amended version of H.R. 4015, the “SGR Repeal and Medicare Pr...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Office of Inspector General Releases the 2014 Work Plan »
  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), released their Work Plan...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
ISIS Oregon Members Encouraged to Attend Meeting on Cervical Spine Injections »
The Oregon Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee will meet on Monday, February 24; the agenda includes a review of i...

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