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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.

Press Releases

April 4, 2019

The Decline of State-Level IVC Filter Utilization

After a period of prior growth, national inferior vena cava (IVC) filter utilization in the Medicare population has markedly declined over the last decade according to a prior Neiman Institute study published in 2018. This new study, published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology, assesses state level IVC filter utilization and expands the population set to include both the Medicare and the privately insured population. Read More

January 24, 2019

Bundle Payment Model Analysis of Emerging Breast Cancer Screening

Bundled payments have been touted as mechanisms to optimize quality and costs. A prior feasibility study evaluating bundled payments for screening mammography episodes predated widespread adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). A new study, published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), explores an episodic bundled payment model for breast cancer screening that reflects the emerging widespread adoption of DBT. Read More

January 9, 2019

The Decline of Radiology Trainee Exposure to Invasive Procedures

As interventional radiology (IR) evolves as a distinct specialty from diagnostic radiology (DR), the central and ongoing role of diagnostic radiologists in performing certain invasive radiological procedures could have important patient access implications. This study, published online in the JACR, characterizes longitudinal changes in radiology trainees’ exposure to invasive image-guided procedures. Read More

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Upcoming Events

May 1, 2019

Poster Presentation

AAMC Workforce Conference | Visit Website

May 15, 2019

Featured Talk: Availability of Primary and Specialist Care in Rural Communities

Emory HSR Day (Atlanta, GA) | Visit Website
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Past Events

April 12, 2019

Opening Plenary: A Contrarian’s Radiologist’s Perspective on Value: Will You Know It When You See It?

Canadian Association of Radiologists (Montreal, Quebec) | Visit Website

April 12, 2019

A Contrarian Radiologist’s Perspective on Value: Will You Know It When You See It?

Canadian Association of Radiologists (Montreal, Quebec) | Visit Website

April 6, 2019

Evolving Physician Payment Systems: The Road to MACRA

Oklahoma Radiological Society (Tulsa, OK)

March 26, 2019

Comparison of Direct Procedural and Episode of Care Cost for Invasive Therapies in Management of Uterine Fibroid Embolization and Associated Patient-Incurred Financial Burden

Society of Interventional Radiology (Austin, TX) | Visit Website

March 26, 2019

National Variation in Management of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids in Contemporary Clinical Practice

Society of Interventional Radiology (Austin, TX) | Visit Website
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