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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources. Read the 2016 Neiman Institute Annual Report.

July 8, 2020

How COVID-19 Impacted Community Radiology Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly spread across all 50 United States. This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology, aimed to characterize the recent declines in non-invasive diagnostic imaging volumes at community practices. Read More

June 30, 2020

The COVID-19 Impact on Inpatient Imaging Utilization

This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), evaluates the change in the inpatient imaging volumes and composition mix during the COVID-19 pandemic within a large healthcare system. Read More

May 20, 2020

New Study Evaluates the COVID-19 Impact on Imaging Volumes

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many radiology departments have experienced a rapid decline in imaging case volumes. This new JACR study, funded by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, evaluates the impact of the pandemic on imaging case volumes using real-world data from a large healthcare institution. Read More

May 4, 2020

New Research Finds Radiology Generalists Work as Multispecialists

General radiologists serve an essential role in the national radiologist workforce by offering broad radiological skills that help their practices meet a variety of geographic and after-hour coverage needs. This new study characterizes the practice patterns of general radiologists. Read More

March 5, 2020

The Impact of MSK Ultrasound Code Changes On Imaging Utilization

This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, explores the association of the billing code separation on nonvascular extremity US utilization, with attention to specialty-specific variation. Read More

February 27, 2020

New Neiman Health Policy Institute Research Finds Significant Increase in CT Angiography Procedures

Angiography is a critical tool in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions of the extremities. This study assesses the changing utilization of extremity angiography from 2001 to 2016. Read More

January 9, 2020

New Study Finds Increased Subspecialization in Radiology Workforce

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study quantifies and characterizes recent trends in the generalist vs. subspecialist composition of the national radiologist workforce. The study is published online in the Journal of American Radiology (JACR). Read More

October 29, 2019

Radiologist Success in MIPS APM Pathway

CMS has implemented a quality payment incentive program, referred to as the Quality Payment Program, which rewards value and outcomes for clinicians participating in Medicare in one of two ways: Merit-based incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). This new study from Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, published online in the Journal of Read More

September 12, 2019

New Research Finds Increased Roles of Non-physician Providers in Diagnostic Imaging Services

In a Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers identified the specific types of diagnostic imaging services rendered by NPPs in the Medicare population and studied state-level variation in the provision of such services. Read More

August 20, 2019

New Study Assesses Temporal Disparities in Paracentesis and Thoracentesis Procedures

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses temporal and patient-level differences in paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures performed on Medicare beneficiaries by radiologists and non-radiologists with respect to overall procedure volume, day of week, and patient complexity. Read More