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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.

April 21, 2022

Price Transparency: Progress or Problems?

Consumer price listings may ultimately give consumers less of what they really want — high quality care. While transparent pricing is theoretically ideal for allowing patients to make informed decisions, the complexity of healthcare in the U.S. makes a truly transparent system a challenge and there are numerous caveats. Read the JACR Bulletin Column

December 20, 2021

The Future of Prostate Cancer

The ACR’s research efforts are paving the way for precision in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.  This research is studying how to improve diagnostic efficiency and accuracy including the use of patients’ genetic data to help determine the best course of treatment.   Read the JACR Bulletin Column    

November 22, 2021

Clinical Research: The ACR is committed to innovation in radiological clinical studies.

To facilitate this engagement, the ACR offers several current opportunities for ACR members to apply for research grants through two research centers at the College: the ACR Center for Research and Innovation™ (CRI) and the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® (NHPI). These funding opportunities will facilitate future practice innovations through research and education for the Read More

September 1, 2021

Research Rounds: Facilitating Research and Innovation

New ACR funds will provide members with the opportunities to make meaningful contributions to research that advance the College’s mission.   Read the September ACR Bulletin Research Rounds column.   

May 1, 2021

Research Rounds: Opportunities for Equity in Imaging

Radiology is in a critical position to help narrow disparities and improve outcomes for rural and underserved populations.   Read the May 2021 ACR Bulletin Research Rounds column.

January 1, 2021

Research Rounds: Tracking the Pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® studied imaging utilization in different settings over the course of 2020.   Read the January 2021 ACR Bulletin Research Rounds column. 

December 16, 2015

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. This new coding system augments the existing BETOS system for imaging focused studies, and was designed to be usable either in conjunction with or in lieu of BETOS for imaging analyses. Read More

November 7, 2014

Beyond Fee-For-Service: Emerging Payment Models in Radiology

This report highlights two emerging models being developed by the Neiman Institute designed to align provision and payment of specialty care with efforts to ensure a sustainable, high quality health care system.  Read More

November 7, 2014

Repeat Medical Imaging: A Classification System for Meaningful Policy Analysis and Research

HPI researchers propose a classification scheme that organizes repeat medical imaging into cohesive, clinically relevant categories for the research and clinical communities. Read More

November 7, 2014

Medical Imaging: Is the Growth Boom Over?

Medical imaging has previously been identified as one of the fastest growing of all health care sectors. More recently, though, data from a variety of sources reveal a dramatic and sustained slowing—and now a decline—in both utilization and spending. Read More