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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.

September 20, 2016

New Report Examines How Medicare Shared Savings Program Can Affect Radiology Practices

A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute examines how the incentives in an alternative payment model, the Accountable Care Organization Shared Savings Program, might influence cost, quality, utilization and technological investment for radiology practices. Read More

August 18, 2016

New Report Presents Bundled Payment Model for Breast Cancer Screening

According to a new report by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, mammography may present an opportunity for the expanded use of bundled payments in radiology. The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) study reports that breast cancer screening provides a framework for radiologist-led bundled payment models. Read More

August 4, 2016

Neiman Institute Research Nominated for APHA Aging and Public Health Award

A research study conducted by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute has been nominated for the Erickson Foundation Research Award in Positive Aging by the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging and Public Health Section. Read More

July 26, 2016

Substantial Growth in Ordering of CTA Exams in Medicare Population

According to a new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, the last 13 years have seen a substantial growth in the ordering of computed tomography angiography (CTA) examinations in the Medicare population, particularly in the emergency department (ED) setting. Read More

July 14, 2016

New Neiman Health Policy Institute Report Examines Radiology Payment Models

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute report discusses the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and its implications for radiology. Read More

May 10, 2016

Neiman HPI Tool Assists in Radiology Bundle Building

The new ICE-T (Inpatient Cost Evaluation Tool) enables radiology practices and hospitals to compare internal costs to national benchmarks to decide if bundled payment for specific services should be pursued. Read More

December 17, 2015

Neiman Institute Launches Claims-Based Imaging Health Services Research Tool

A new free resource allows researchers to use Medicare and other payer claims databases to identify and meaningfully characterize medical imaging by noninvasive or invasive procedures, modality, body region and clinical focus. Read More

December 17, 2015

Neiman Health Policy Institute Paper Earns Prestigious Women’s Health Issues Award

A Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute (HPI) study has earned the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women’s Health Issues in 2015. “Screening Mammography Rates in the Medicare Population before and after the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guideline Change: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis,” authored by Miao Jiang, PhD. Read More

October 28, 2015

The U.S. Radiologist Workforce: Redistribution or Augmentation Needed?

According to a Neiman Health Policy Institute study published online Oct. 28 in Radiology, while the number of radiology trainees dramatically increased from 1995 – 2011, radiologists per 100 000 population increased only slightly. Read More

September 22, 2015

Neiman Health Policy Institute: Medicare Imaging Spending Varies by State, but is Down Significantly

Medicare per beneficiary medical imaging spending has declined in nearly every state since 2006, according to a new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute (HPI) study published in the Sept. 2015 issue of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Read More