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.

December 16, 2015

Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS)

Neiman Imaging Types of Services (NITOS) codes provide a variable that can be merged into datasets by HCPCS code to identify imaging procedures by modality and anatomic site. This new coding system augments the existing BETOS system for imaging focused studies, and was designed to be usable either in conjunction with or in lieu of BETOS for imaging analyses. Read More

November 7, 2014

Beyond Fee-For-Service: Emerging Payment Models in Radiology

This report highlights two emerging models being developed by the Neiman Institute designed to align provision and payment of specialty care with efforts to ensure a sustainable, high quality health care system.  Read More

November 7, 2014

Repeat Medical Imaging: A Classification System for Meaningful Policy Analysis and Research

HPI researchers propose a classification scheme that organizes repeat medical imaging into cohesive, clinically relevant categories for the research and clinical communities. Read More

November 7, 2014

Medical Imaging: Is the Growth Boom Over?

Medical imaging has previously been identified as one of the fastest growing of all health care sectors. More recently, though, data from a variety of sources reveal a dramatic and sustained slowing—and now a decline—in both utilization and spending. Read More