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.

Physician Specialty and Radiologist Characteristics Associated with Higher Medicare Patient Complexity

Meaningfully measuring physician outcomes and resource utilization requires appropriate patient risk adjustment. We aimed to assess Medicare patient complexity by physician specialty and to further identify radiologist characteristics associated with higher patient complexity. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Wang, W., Vijayasarathi, A., Duszak, R. 2017. "Physician Specialty and Radiologist Characteristics Associated with Higher Medicare Patient Complexity," Academic Radiology

Private Practice Radiologist Subspecialty Classification Using Medicare Claims

The purpose of this study was to assess both existing Medicare provider code assignments and a new claims-based system for subspecialty classifying private practice radiologists. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Wang, W., Bodapati, S., Hughes, D.R., Duszak, R. 2017. "Private Practice Radiologist Subspecialty Classification Using Medicare Claims," Journal of the American College of Radiology

Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective

The objective of the study was to assess temporal changes in the utilization of musculoskeletal extremity imaging in Medicare beneficiaries over a recent 20-year period (1994–2013). Full Article

Gyftopoulos, S., Harkey, P., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Rosenkrantz, A.B., Duszak, R. 2017. "Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective," American Journal of Roentgenology

Factors Influencing List Prices for Radiologists’ Services

The study identified factors associated with list price variation for radiologists’ services. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Wang, W., Vijayasarathi, A., Duszak, R. 2017. "Factors Influencing List Prices for Radiologists’ Services," Journal of the American College of Radiology

Medicare Utilization of Vertebral Augmentation 2001 to 2014: Effects of Randomized Clinical Trials and Guidelines on Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

The research examined trends in vertebral augmentation performed by radiologists and other specialties in the Medicare population. Full Article

Degnan, A.J., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R. 2017. "Medicare Utilization of Vertebral Augmentation 2001 to 2014: Effects of Randomized Clinical Trials and Guidelines on Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(8): 1001 - 1006.

Changing Medicare Utilization of Minimally Invasive Procedures for the Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

The study found that utilization of chronic venous insufficiency procedures in the Medicare population increased markedly from 2005 through 2014. Full Article

Prabhakar, A.M., Misono, A.S., Sheth, R.A., Rosenkrantz, A.B., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Duszak, R. 2017. "Changing Medicare Utilization of Minimally Invasive Procedures for the Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 28(6): 818 - 824.

Academic Radiologist Subspecialty Identification Using a Novel Claims-Based Classification System

This study assesses the feasibility of a novel claims-based classification system for payer identification of academic radiologist subspecialties. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., Hughes, D.R., Wang, W., Ginocchio, L., Rosman, D.A., and Duszak, R. 2017. "Academic Radiologist Subspecialty Identification Using a Novel Claims-Based Classification System," American Journal of Roentgenology, 208(6): 1249 - 1255.

What Patients Think About Their Interventional Radiologists: Assessment Using a Leading Physician Ratings Website

The aim of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction scores for interventional radiologists across the United States using a leading physician ratings website. Full Article

Obele, C., Duszak Jr, R., Hawkins, C.M., Rosenkrantz, A.B. 2017. "What Patients Think About Their Interventional Radiologists: Assessment Using a Leading Physician Ratings Website," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(5): 609 - 614.

Trends in Publications in Radiology Journals Designated as Relating to Patient-Centered Care

This study assessed trends in publications in radiology journals designated as dealing with patient-centered care. Full Article

Rosenkrantz, A.B., and Rawson, J.V. 2017. "Trends in Publications in Radiology Journals Designated as Relating to Patient-Centered Care," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(5): 703 - 709.

The Expanding Role of Advanced Practice Providers in Urologic Procedural Care

The purpose of this study was to understand the role of Advanced Practice Providers in urologic procedural care, and its change over time. Full Article

Langston, J.P., Duszak R., Orcutt, V.L., Schultz, H., Hornberger, B., Jenkins, L.C., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Pruthi, R.S., Nielsen, M.E. 2017. "The Expanding Role of Advanced Practice Providers in Urologic Procedural Care," Urology