General News

Important note: The IR Store will soon be conducting inventory. The last day that that SIR will ship orders from the store is Wednesday, Nov. 23. Shipping will resume on Dec. 5. Please call (703) 691-1805 with any questions.
New MACRA resources are available: An updated list of frequently asked questions about MACRA and FAQs on structured reporting participation
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.
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 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

FDA: Global recall for Roadrunner UniGlide Wire Guides after coating contaminated; FDA announcement
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.
Interested in Providing a Visiting Fellowship/Observership for International IRs? Learn More