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The mission of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® is to establish foundational evidence for health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of health care resources and improves patient care.

10 Years of Accomplishments


The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute is formed with Richard Duszak, MD, as Chief Executive Officer and Danny Hughes, PhD, as Research Director


Danny Hughes, PhD, becomes Executive Director and Richard Duszak, MD, becomes Chief Medical Officer

Established policy brief series, The Neiman Report, and awarded six grants

Impacted MPPR Legislation with research that dispelled assumptions about efficiencies gained by the Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction Act


Launched redesigned Neiman website featuring the Neiman Almanac, an imaging information data tool with over 150 series of state and national level data

Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, became a Neiman Institute Affiliate Research Fellow

Awarded the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best manuscript published in Women’s Health Issues


Launched the Inpatient Cost Evaluation (ICE-T) and Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS) Web Tools

Impacted Policy Change in the Hawaii pre-authorization debate by demonstrating Hawaii’s imaging utilization rates are lower than the national average with the Neiman Almanac

CMS adopts NHPI recommendation for number of services needed for physicians to be designated as patient-facing for the purpose of MIPS.


Launched the Breast Screening Bundle Tool for radiology practices to estimate prices for breast cancer screening bundles

Josh Hirsch, MD, became a Neiman Institute Affiliate Research Fellow

Licensed national private payer data set for research on commercial and Medicare Advantage insurance claims

Research cited by Department of Veterans Affairs in amending final rule §17.415(d)(1)(i)(B) changing the language for nurse practitioner scope of practice from “performing, supervising, and interpreting imaging studies” with “Order laboratory and imaging studies and integrate the results into clinical decision making”


Awarded a grant from the NIH to establish the new Clinical Learning, Effectiveness and Research (CLEAR) Center

Established a research partnership with Northwell Health to develop best imaging practices based on improved health outcomes that can inform policy decisions led by principal investigator, Pina Sanelli, MD

Launched The Identification of Academic Radiology Practices Web Tool that identifies which distinguishes academic vs. non-academic practices for research

Affiliate Senior Research Fellow, Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, awarded AuntMinnie’s Most Influential Radiology Researcher


Established research partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology to form the Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL) led by principal investigator, Danny Hughes, PhD

Rich Duszak, MD, awarded Academic Radiology Distinguished Investigator Award at RSNA19


Established the Imaging Policy Analytics for Clinical Transformation (IMPACT) research partnerships at Emory University led by principal investigator, Richard Duszak, MD

New Executive Director, Elizabeth Rula, PhD, joined the team on August 2020

Responded quickly to COVID-19 with four studies, partnering with six institutions, to demonstrate the wide-ranging effects on radiology practices during the progression of the pandemic


Awarded NIH Grant For Stroke Outcomes Research in partnership with the Imaging Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research program

Initiated a new column, Research Rounds, to discuss the impact of ACR research on health policy and clinical practice in the ACR Bulletin

The AIRP-HPI Comparative Effectiveness Research Course successfully transitioned to a virtual course, maintaining prior levels of participation

Expanded research team with accomplished health economists and health services researchers


Awarded inaugural Neiman Institute Grant & Fellowship

An AJR study by NHPI researchers was cited in a letter by William Thorwarth, MD, to CMS on February 2022, to make the case for expanded access to imaging in rural America.

Raised over $100,000 in ACRF campaign for NHPI to purchase a 100% Medicaid and CHIP claims dataset for policy research.

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