General News

Multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) rate set; SIR submitted comments on CMS proposed rule implementing this rate
Registration for SIR Annual Scientific Meeting now open; destination, D.C.—March 4-9, 2017, will you be there? #SIR17DC
FDA notification: Temporary importation of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride for Injection 50 mg Initiated to Assist with the Current Critical Shortage, learn more.
MACRA Webinar scheduled for October: Medicare payment reform is coming. Are you ready?
JVIR and RFS introduce new weekly “Teaching Topics” feature on the JVIR Access blog authored by members of SIR’s Residents, Fellows, and Students Section (RFS)
SIR International Scholarship Grant: Attend SIR 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC; Apply now, deadline Oct. 21, 2016
SIR submits comments to CMS on MACRA proposal; read the press release
Patient enrollment in PRESERVE (Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters) growing; active sites with questions about reaching enrollment goals, should contact Eleanore Moye. Learn more.
American Board of Radiology Announces Maintenance of Certification Part 3: ABR diplomates participating in MOC recently heard about revisions to the Part 3 MOC requirement; learn more (login)
SIR members: Read latest news about what SIR is doing for you on Capitol Hill (login required)
Fellows, residents, students: Interview dates for 2017 appointment year; Radiology–Interventional Fellowship Match

Member News

SIR submits comments to CMS on two MACRA coding issues; society is engaged with CMS as they develop codes for provider participation under the Merit Based Incentive Payments System(MIPS) and advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
FDA: Global recall for Roadrunner UniGlide Wire Guides after coating contaminated; FDA announcement
2016–2017 SIR and SIR Foundation nominations cycle will open on Aug. 18; SIR members, login and learn more
FDA: Angiographic Catheter Recalled Due to Potential Tip Separation
Improper specialty designator for IR could impact future reimbursement: Is your practice using the right specialty code to properly capture your work as an interventional radiologist? Learn more (login).
Want to get involved in SIR? Complete your volunteer profile on SIR Connect, and allow SIR staff to identify volunteers for projects based on areas of expertise and SIR areas of interest.
Important: Revalidate your Medicare enrollment record; all enrolled providers/suppliers must revalidate their Medicare enrollment information, see CMS revalidation processing improvements here.
September Guidewire, Vision Now Posted
Interested in Providing a Visiting Fellowship/Observership for International IRs? Learn More