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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.

August 10, 2018

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology to Establish Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL)

The Georgia Institute of Technology and the American College of Radiology’s Neiman Institute announced a new five-year, $3 million research partnership to establish the Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL) within Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Read More

July 27, 2018

Dense Breast Notification & Insurance Legislation Analysis

This new study by Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute examines which characteristics of breast density state-level policies were associated with increased use of downstream breast ultrasound for enhancing earlier detection of breast cancer. The study is published in Medical Care. Read More

July 17, 2018

The Rise of Secondary Imaging Interpretations

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study asses the increased growth of secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations in the Medicare population. The study is publishing online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR). Read More

July 5, 2018

Inferior Vena Cava Filter Trends Over 2 Decades

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement and retrieval procedures have markedly declined over the last decade from previous large growth in Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® study published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR). Read More

June 5, 2018

Breast Cancer Screening & Preventive Services Association

Women Medicare beneficiaries who underwent screening mammography have a positive association with later use of other recommended preventative services, according to a new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study appearing online in Radiology. Read More

May 8, 2018

Ultrasound Complexity of Radiologists vs. Non-radiologists

Radiologists interpret a disproportionately larger share of lower extremity venous duplex ultrasound (LEVDU) examinations on weekends and on the sickest patients, according to a new study published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR). Read More

May 2, 2018

Northwell Health, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Announce Research Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes

The Neiman Institute announces a new research partnership with Northwell Health to establish the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Program for Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research at Northwell Health. Read More

March 14, 2018

Unique Beneficiaries & Radiology Characteristics

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® study compares the number of unique Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries served by radiologists and other physicians and identifies characteristics of radiologists serving the most number of unique patients. Read More

March 1, 2018

Radiologists Referrers for MSK Imaging

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute™ study analyzes the specialty characteristics of providers referring musculoskeletal (MSK) extremity examinations to radiologist, in order to better understand drivers of MSK imaging utilization and to potentially improve appropriateness. Read More

February 23, 2018

Interventional Radiologists & Opioid Prescriptions

A new research study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute assesses the opioid prescribing behavior of US interventional radiologists (IRs). The study found that IRs’ opioid prescribing varies significantly based on both physician and practice characteristics. Read More