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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.

February 28, 2024

Neiman Institute Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report

Detailed Highlights   Awarded the Harvey L. Neiman & Richard Duszak Grants to two groups: • Paul Yi, MD, University of Maryland, and Jeremias Sulam, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, for their project on advancing equity in artificial intelligence. • Zachary Bercu, MD; Michal Horny, PhD; Hanzhou Li, MD; and John Moon, MD, Emory University, for View Infographic

August 14, 2023

Does Sex-based Disparity Exist in Neuroimaging, and How Does It Affect Patient Outcomes?

Gender-Based Disparity in Acute Stroke Imaging Utilization and the Impact on Treatment and Outcomes: 2012 to 2021. Read the JACR study for full details.

June 30, 2023

Neiman Institute Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

FY 2022 (July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2022) Top Accomplishments

November 7, 2022

Drivers of Ischemic Stroke Hospital Cost Trends Among Older Adults in the United States

The increased use of neuroimaging and innovations in ischemic stroke (IS) treatment have improved outcomes, but the impact on median hospital costs is not well understood. The JACR retrospective study was conducted using Medicare claims data for 75,525 consecutive index IS hospitalizations for patients aged ≥65 years from 2012 to 2019. Read the study for full details.

October 6, 2022

Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Imaging Examinations: Perspectives From National Patient Surveys Over Two Decades

Mean overall patient OOP costs for imaging examinations increased significantly and substantially over the last two decades. Lack of insurance, younger age, history of cancer, and other comorbidities were associated with higher OOP costs. As diagnostic imaging utilization increases, patient financial hardship considerations merit further attention. Read the study for full details.

August 22, 2022

Which Radiology Practices are Employing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants?

Employment of NPPs by radiology practices has grown considerably in recent years, particularly in larger and urban practices.

July 1, 2022

Neuroimaging Utilization for Ischemic Stroke Episodes in the U.S. Continue to Increase

Neuroimaging continues to increase in the Medicare population. However, disparities exist across demographic groups. Read the study for full details.

March 4, 2022

Which Radiology Practices are Employing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants?

The number and roles of US nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) have expanded considerably, but little is known about their use by radiology practices. The authors assessed characteristics and trends of radiology practices employing Medicare-recognized NPPs.

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