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.

Radiologist Patient Facing Dataset

The Radiologist Patient Facing Dataset (RPFD) allows radiologists to determine whether they would have been designated as “patient facing” for the purpose of Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation. More information on radiologist participation in MIPS can be found here.

This dataset was produced using the publicly available Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File which contain 100 percent of all Medicare fee-for-services (FFS) performed and aggregated by CPT code and individual physician.  The RPFD contains each physician reported as either a Diagnostic Radiologist, Interventional Radiologist, or Nuclear Medicine specialty in the Physician and Other Supplier data sorted alphabetically by last name.

Radiologists can use this dataset to look up their names and other radiologists in their practice to see whether they would have been designated as a patient facing physician, their total CMS FFS procedures, total CMS patient facing procedures, and percent of procedures classified as patient facing for each year between 2012-2014.

Download: Radiologist Patient Facing Dataset