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November 8, 2021

Black Patients 24% Less Likely than White Patients to Have a Prostate MRI after Receiving an Elevated PSA Score

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study of nearly 800,000 men found that between 2011 and 2017 black patients were 24% less likely than white patients to have a prostate MRI after receiving an elevated PSA score. This JAMA Network Open study was based on 794,809 men, age 40 or older, with a PSA test using claims data from the Optum Clinformatics Data Mart Database. Read More

October 7, 2021

Grant & Fellowship Opportunities in Health Policy Research

The Neiman Health Policy Institute is accepting applications for its new grants and fellowship programs to fund novel research to inform health policy and radiology practice. Grant topics include payment models, AI/emerging technology, and practice advancements to improve efficiency, outcomes, or equity. For full details, please see the Grants & Fellowship page. Read More

August 10, 2021

Weekly Outpatient Imaging Volume Decreased Nearly 90% at its Peak During COVID-19 (April 2020) but Recovered to Pre-Pandemic Levels within 4 Months

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found during a six-week period in March and April 2020, weekly outpatient imaging volume was 57% less than the same period in 2019. At its peak, the weekly imaging volume was down nearly 90% when examined on a weekly basis but recovered to pre-pandemic levels within 4 months. Read More

August 4, 2021

52% Increase in Emergency Department Cervical Spine Imaging from 2009 to 2018

This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that cervical spine imaging per emergency department encounter for trauma increased 52% between 2009 and 2018. This increase is largely attributable to the 10.5% annual increase in CT imaging for patients with minor injuries who have, historically, had lower utilization. This JACR study was based on over 11.3 million ED trauma encounters for commercially insured patients using the IBM MarketScan Database, which includes data from over 300 insurance carriers. Read More

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January 22, 2022

COVID Impact and Implications for Practice Management and Health Policy

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May 22, 2021

Evolving Participation of Radiology Trainees in Brain Imaging: a Medicare Claims-Based Population Analysis

American Society of Neuroradiology (Virtual) | Visit Website

April 23, 2021

Radiology Subspecialization: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

Texas Radiology Society | Visit Website

April 23, 2021

Radiology’s Cost Conundrum: An Unsustainable Status Quo

Texas Radiology Society | Visit Website

March 27, 2021

The Evolution of Medicare Payment Systems: A Primer for Radiologists

Ohio Radiological Society (Virtual) | Visit Website

March 27, 2021

Price Transparency: Imaging’s Next Frontier

Ohio Radiological Society (Virtual) | Visit Website
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