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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.

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

February 5, 2018

Utilization of Pre-Biopsy Prostate MRI

A new research study assesses the changing utilization of pre-biopsy prostate MRI in Medicare beneficiaries. The study found that pre-biopsy MRI utilization rates increased sharply by 2015 from earlier minimal usage. Read More

January 19, 2018

Electronic Data Sharing and Patient Outcomes

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study evaluates the association between hospitals sharing of electronic health records (EHR) diagnosis information and hospital quality using Hospital Compare scores. Read More

January 3, 2018

Radiologist Supply & Subspecialty Characteristics Analysis

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study explores the association between county-level measures of radiologist supply and subspecialization and county structural and health-related characteristics. Read More

December 27, 2017

Double Scan CT Rates QPP Measurement Opportunity

A new research study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute explores the radiologist characteristics associated with two radiology-relevant hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) measures and makes recommendations to CMS for these measures. Read More

November 28, 2017

Generalist vs. Subspecialist Characteristics

A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute analyzes the generalist versus subspecialty characteristics of the U.S. radiologist workforce in the Medicare population from 2012-2014. The study is published online in Radiology. Read More

November 14, 2017

Physician Specialty Characteristics Associated with Higher Patient Complexity

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses physician specialty and radiologist characteristics associated with higher patient complexity in the Medicare population. The research is published online in Academic Radiology. Read More

October 10, 2017

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute™ Awarded Grant from NIH

To promote musculoskeletal research, the Neiman Institute is part of a team that was awarded a 5-year, $3.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish the new Clinical Learning, Effectiveness and Research (CLEAR) Center. The Neiman Institute will support musculoskeletal health services research and health policy studies under this grant. Read More