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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.

Data Tools

Neiman Almanac

The Neiman Almanac aggregates multiple years of data from varying data sources to create dynamic tables of both state and national figures on volume, spending, access and workforce of radiology services.

Alternative Payment Model (APM) Toolkit

The APM Toolkit is a set of web-based tools that provide data to assist radiology practices in developing APMs and negotiating arrangements for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participation. This toolkit contains:

Inpatient Cost Evaluation Tool (ICE–T)

ICE-T aggregates multiple years of Medicare inpatient claims data and allows the user to examine both hospital and imaging costs across inpatient diagnosis related groups (DRGs).

Breast Screening Bundle Tool

The Breast Screening Bundle Tool allows radiology practices to estimate professional, technical, and global bundled prices for breast cancer screening bundles using different assumptions for which services are included, service utilization, and reimbursement rates.

Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS)

Neiman Imaging Types of Services (NITOS) codes provide a variable that can be merged into datasets by HCPCS code to identify imaging procedures by modality and anatomic site.

Medicare Beneficiary Enrollment Numbers: A Research Tool

In an effort to facilitate imaging-focused health policy research by others, the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute is now making our estimates of the number of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries publicly available.

Identification of Academic Radiology Practices

The Identification of Academic Radiology Practices provides information on which radiology practices are academic vs. non-academic.

Radiologist Patient Facing Dataset: Discontinued

The Radiologist Patient Facing Dataset used historical data to allow radiologists to determine whether they would have been designated as “patient facing” for the purpose of Merit-Based Incentive System (MIPS) participation.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now makes this information available to all medical providers through the Quality Payment Program portal.