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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources. Read the 2016 Neiman Institute Annual Report.

Identification of Academic Radiology Practices

In its public use data sets, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports providers’ associated practice.  Health policy research exploring the impact of radiologist and radiology practice characteristics on other measures of interest would benefit from an objective designation of practices as academic or non-academic.  Accordingly, to allow for classification of radiologists as academic or non-academic in a reproducible fashion across analyses, we have categorized the academic status of practices associated with radiologists in CMS files using the methodology below.

The file resulting from this process is available for public use and may be accessed here:

Radiology Academic Practices Version 1.0 (Released 03/16/2018)
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Citation
Please cite this data as “Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Academic Radiology Practices. http://www.neimanhpi.org/academic-radiology-practices/. Accessed: mm/dd/yyyy”

 

– Identified all providers on Physician Compare with a listed specialty of Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, or Nuclear Medicine

– Extracted providers’ practice name, practice ID, and practice location

– Removed duplicate practices

– Defined any practice containing the term “university” (or portion thereof), “faculty,” “college,” or “school” in the name as an academic practice

– Manually reviewed remaining practices in reference to both the allopathic and osteopathic diagnostic radiology residency list by the AAMC, and assigned matching practices as academic. Resource used: https://services.aamc.org/eras/erasstats/par/index.cfm

– Repeated the above step for all diagnostic radiology residency programs listed by the ACGME, assigning matching practices as academic. Resource used: https://apps.acgme.org/ads/Public/Reports/Report/1