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.

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

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

March 13, 2017

New Study Finds Medicare Imaging Utilization and Costs Vary More at County Than State Levels

A new research study assesses relationships between county-level variation in Medicare beneficiary imaging resource consumption and measures of population economic status. Read More

February 22, 2017

Follow-up Imaging Is Less When Radiologists Read ED Ultrasounds

According to new research, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. Read More

February 17, 2017

New Research Examines Patients’ Satisfaction With Their Radiologists

According to a new research study, most U.S. radiologists receive favorable satisfaction scores from their patients. The study is published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Read More

February 1, 2017

New Report Examines Physician-Focused Payment Models in Radiology

A new Neiman Institute study finds physician-focused payment models may foster greater radiologist participation in Advanced Alternative Payment Models under MACRA. Read More

January 31, 2017

New Study Finds Imaging Utilization in Medicare Population Is Highest in First Half of Each Year

According to new research, Medicare imaging utilization varies reasonably consistently on a quarterly basis and is highest in the first half of the year. Read More

January 11, 2017

New Report Examines Characteristics of Non-Research Industry Payments to Radiologists

A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute evaluates characteristics of non-research industry payments to radiologists and their potential impact as drivers of medical imaging utilization. Read More