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.

September 20, 2017

Claims System Could Lead to Private Practice Radiology Subspecialty Quality Metrics

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study shows that a claims-based system used to subspecialty classify academic radiologists accurately identifies self-designated subspecialties for the approximately half of included private practice radiologists who have a subspecialized practice. Read More

August 11, 2017

Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging in Medicare Beneficiaries Increased Over Two Decades

A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute™ found that in the Medicare population, the utilization rates have increased in both volume and per beneficiary over the past two decades for the four most common musculoskeletal extremity imaging modalities. Read More

August 8, 2017

Patient Complexity, Subspecialization Impact List Prices for Radiologists’ Services

According to a new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute™ study, patient condition complexity and subspecialization are primary factors affecting radiologist services list price variation. Read More

August 3, 2017

New Research Finds Substantial Decline in Vertebroplasty Utilization

According to a new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, vertebroplasty utilization by practitioners, including radiologists, substantially decreased beginning in 2009 with the publication of studies calling the benefits of vertebroplasty into question. Read More

July 5, 2017

Neiman Institute Releases Updated Radiologist Patient-Facing Dataset

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute has updated the Radiologist Patient-Facing Dataset (RPFD) with 2015 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data. This free resource allows radiologists to determine if they would be designated as patient-facing by CMS. Read More

May 22, 2017

Neiman Institute Releases Breast Screening Bundle Tool

A new, free Breast Screening Bundle Tool allows radiology practices to develop bundled payment models for breast cancer screening by estimating professional, technical and global bundled prices, depending on service utilization and reimbursement rates. Read More

May 21, 2017

New Research Finds Radiologists Serve More CMS Beneficiaries Each Year Than Other Specialties

According to a new study, diagnostic radiologists on average serve more unique Medicare beneficiaries each year than any other specialty. Read More

April 20, 2017

Neiman Institute Releases 2016 Annual Report

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute has released its 2016 annual report. Read More

April 12, 2017

New Research Finds Substantial Increase in Chronic Venous Insufficiency Procedures in Medicare Population

A new study found that utilization of chronic venous insufficiency procedures in the Medicare population increased markedly from 2005 through 2014. Read More

March 20, 2017

Claims-Based Classification System Could Facilitate Payer Identification of Academic Radiologist Subspecialties

A new study presents initial validation of a novel payer claims-based system using imaging examination modality and body region for classifying radiologists’ subspecialty. Read More