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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
ISIS Representation at Coding and Reimbursement Meetings »
Drs. Christopher Merifield and Kieran Slevin represented ISIS at the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) meeting on...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
SGR Update: The SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act »
On Thursday, February 6 th , bipartisan legislation was put forward by the Energy and Commerce Committee, House Committe...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
ISIS Helps Improve New CO Workers' Compensation Back and Neck Pain Treatment Guidelines »
The new Colorado Workers’ Compensation Low Back Pain and Cervical Injury Treatment Guidelines were posted earlier this we...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
ISIS Submits Comments to CMS on 2014 Payment Regulations - Epidural Cuts and Fluoroscopy Guidance »
On January 27, ISIS submitted comments to CMS regarding the revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedu...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Washington State Health Care Authority Reviewing Facet Neurotomy – ISIS Submits Comments; Public Mee »
On December 19, 2013, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) released for public comment a draft evidence repo...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
ISIS Joins Medical Societies in Protesting Medicare Appeals Backlog »
ISIS has joined numerous specialty and state medical societies in a letter the Department of Health and Human Services (H...
Friday, January 24, 2014
ISIS Comments on the Washington State Health Care Authority Draft Report on Facet Neurotomy »
On December 19, 2013, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) released for public comment a draft evidence report...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Draft WA HCA HTA Report – Comments Solicited! »
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) Health Technology Committee has released a draft evidence report on Face...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Coverage Policies for Epidural Injections and Facet Interventions »
The following Medicare Contractors have posted draft Medicare local coverage decisions (LCDs) on Epidural Steroid Inject...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
ISIS, Pain Societies Call on CMS to Halt the Epidural Cuts »
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Sustainable Growth Rate Legislative Update »
On December 12, 2013, the House of Representatives approved a two-year, federal budget agreement that included a provision...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
ISIS Involved in a Value Survey of Neurostimulator Codes »
A random sample of ISIS membership received an email requesting their participation in a survey of codes 95971/95971 (Anal...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
BCBS of Tennessee Drops Plan for Non-Coverage of Cervical Epidurals »
In last month’s e-news we shared with you that ISIS submitted comments and summary of evidence to Blue Cross Blue Shield...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
CMS Physician Fee Schedule Rule: Physician Quality Reporting System Changes »
On Wednesday, November 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2014 Physician Fee Schedule...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
CMS Final Rule: Other CMS Payment Decisions »
In addition to the decisions on the payment for epidural interlaminar injections, CMS accepted the value that was proposed...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
ISIS Involved in Multi-Society Pain Workgroup Developing Coverage Recommendations »
ISIS is actively participating in a multi-society workgroup, which provides recommendations for Medicare local coverage de...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
ISIS Strongly Objects to CMS’ Decision to Decrease Values of Interlaminar Epidural Injections »
On November 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule of the Medicare Physi...
Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Represented at the AMA »
Drs. Claire Tibiletti and Andrew Yu represented ISIS at the AMA House of Delegates meeting November 16-19th in National H...
Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Provides Comments on Colorado Workers’ Compensation Guidelines »
ISIS Health Policy and Standards Divisions reviewed and prepared extensive remarks on significant changes to the State of...
Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Joins Medical Specialties in a Call for VHA to Pull Back APRN Independent Practice Requirements »
ISIS joined numerous specialty and state medical associations in a joint letter to the Department of Veteran Affairs prot...
Friday, November 22, 2013
ISIS Submits Comments to BCBS of Tennessee on Non-Coverage of Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections »
On November 7, 2013 ISIS submitted a comment letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee opposing their draft policy,...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tennessee Medicaid Reverses Non-Coverage Policy for Facet Interventions »
An ISIS member and instructor from Tennessee - Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst - led a successful effort to reverse a non-coverage...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Bipartisan Effort to Address SGR »
A Congressional sign-on letter to House leadership, let by Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY) is being pre...
Monday, October 28, 2013
House Passes Drug Quality and Security Act »
The House of Representatives, on September 28th, passed H.R. 3204, the "Drug Quality and Security Act.”  The bill est...
Monday, October 28, 2013
ISIS Represented at Important Coding Meeting »
Dr. Scott Horn represented ISIS at the CPT® Editorial Panel meeting, which took place October 10-12, 2013.  Several c...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
ISIS Represented at AMA CPT Editorial Panel »
Dr. Scott Horn represented ISIS at the AMA CPT ® Editorial Panel Meeting, which took place on May 16-18, 2013. The CPT...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
In a Disturbing Decision, Iowa Supreme Court Allows ARNPs to Supervise Fluoroscopy »
Despite strong opposition from medical societies, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled on May 31, 2013 that advanced registered...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
ISIS Voice Present at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting »
Claire Tibiletti, MD and Andrew Yu, MD represented ISIS at the AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting June 15-19, 2013. S...
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...

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