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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.

March 19, 2021

Longitudinal Analysis of Neurodiagnostic Testing Utilization in Emergency Department Patients Presenting with Seizures or Epilepsy

The aim of this study was to assess neurodiagnostic testing utilization in US emergency department (ED) patients presenting with seizures or epilepsy between 2006 and 2014.

January 11, 2021

Predicted Cost Savings Achieved by the Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network from Reducing Medical Imaging Overutilization in the Medicare Population

The Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) is a quality improvement program through which patients, referring clinicians, and radiologists collaborate to improve imaging appropriateness based on Choosing Wisely recommendations and ACR Appropriateness Criteria. In the current study, we aimed to estimate the potential imaging cost savings associated with R-SCAN use for the Medicare population. View Infographic

November 29, 2020

The Neiman Institute COVID-19 Studies

To understand the impact of COVID-19 on radiology in a variety of care-delivery settings, the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute (HPI®) initiated a series of studies from an integrated healthcare system in New York and community radiology practices, and analyzed data from a national survey of radiology practices. View the infographic to see how COVID-19 affected imaging volumes and radiology practices. View Infographic

November 13, 2020

Trends in Radiology Physician Workforce Mobility

Using two separate publicly available Medicare datasets, the researchers studied the frequency and characteristics of radiologist-practice separation between 2014 – 2018. View Infographic

August 19, 2020

Associations Over Time Between Paid Medical Malpractice Claims and Imaging Utilization in the United States

The aim of this study was to explore state-level relationships between the incidence and payout amounts for medical malpractice claims and Medicare imaging utilization and spending across the United States. View Infographic

October 30, 2019

How do Radiologists Perform in MIPS using the “MIPS APM” Pathway?

This study assessed radiologists’ performance in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), with attention to the impact of the novel MIPS-Alternative Payment Models (APMs) participation option created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. View Infographic

January 23, 2017

Number of Radiologists per 100,000 People Up Nationwide

There were more radiologists per 100,000 population in Massachusetts and Connecticut in 2013 than in any other state in the country. The national average also increased from 11.91 in 2012 to 12.29 in 2013. View Infographic

October 18, 2016

Mammography Procedures for Medicare Part B Population in 2014

Total mammography procedures for the Medicare Part B population decreased from 2013 to 2014. View Infographic

August 10, 2016

Hospital Access to Mammography in 2014

A new infographic demonstrates that only 14 states had >90% of their hospitals include access to mammography in 2014. View Infographic

November 14, 2014

Radiologists’ Share of Physician Workforce

Radiologists make up a small percentage of all physicians. View Infographic