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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.

January 31, 2024

Evidence that Paves The Way for a Brighter Future in Radiology

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute is a differentiating asset of the ACR, positioning the College at the forefront in advocacy by contributing the scientific evidence needed to inform health policy. The investment the ACR makes in advancing this mission keeps the College at the forefront of the field Read More

October 1, 2023

CT Colonography: A Policy Impasse, or Opportunity?

The ACP now says CTC shouldn’t be used for primary colon cancer screening. USPSTF recommends CTC. Commercial carriers pay for it, but Medicare doesn’t. Why the conflicting policies, and what can the Neiman Health Policy Institute do to help? Read the full ACR Bulletin October 2023 Column

May 22, 2023

Medicaid Reimbursement Is Not Keeping Pace With Medicare

New data from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® offers insight into the differences between reimbursement rates for the two programs — bringing to light striking variations. While Medicare reimbursement rates are consistent nationally, differing only by a geographic cost index, Medicaid reimbursement rates are determined by each individual state and are based on Read More

August 1, 2022

Economic Incentives: Key to Sustainable Equity Efforts

Our principal research scientist in health economics, Eric W. Christensen, PhD, discusses the disparities by race/ethnicity, sex, age, and income that are present in nearly every instance they are examined — creating concerning inequities for medical professionals. Read the ACR Bulletin August Column

August 1, 2022

Research Rounds: Research That Fills An Important Void

As the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute celebrates 10 years, Richard Duszak Jr., MD, FACR, discusses the HPI’s role in health policy research past, present, and future in the July ACR Bulletin Research Rounds column. Read the JACR Bulletin Column

April 21, 2022

Research Rounds: 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.