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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 28, 2023

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Announces Cancer Equity Atlas to Improve Underserved Care

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® announced that it has been selected as part of the Amazon Web Services Health Equity Initiative, a $40 million, three-year commitment, supporting organizations that are developing solutions to advance health equity.  The Neiman Institute is creating the Cancer Equity Atlas to identify high-opportunity targets for policies and programs to achieve equitable health outcomes in underserved populations. Read More

March 29, 2023

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Extremely Low, Worst Among the Commercially Insured

Our new study found that only 1.8% of eligible Americans with commercial insurance received lung cancer screening.  The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, determined 2017 screening rates for patients who were eligible for lung cancer screening by low-dose computed tomography, as determined United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines. Read More

March 27, 2023

Women with Higher Out-of-pocket Costs Receive Fewer Follow-up Procedures to Screening Mammograms

Out-of-pocket costs for screening mammography have been mostly eliminated for women over 40 years old, but not for any needed follow-up procedures or testing if a screening mammogram is abnormal. Our study published in JAMA Network Open found that higher out-of-pocket costs is associated with lower utilization of subsequent diagnostic imaging. Read More

March 2, 2023

American Indian/Native American Women have Lower Mammography Use Even if they have Higher Income

Our new study found that for American Indian/Native American women, living in above-average-income communities was not associated with higher mammography use compared to American Indian/Native American women living in below-average-income communities. Read More

December 21, 2022

Higher Use of CT Contrast Media Is Associated With Non-Physician Practitioners

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that when non-physician practitioners (NPPs) perform a higher share of patient evaluation and management (E&M) visits, computed tomography (CT) imaging is more likely to use iodinated contrast media.  The research revealed that for each 10-percent increase in visits performed by an NPP rather than a physician, Read More

November 10, 2022

Non-physician Practitioners in the ED Associated with 5.3% more Imaging Use

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found when patients are treated in the Emergency Department by non-physician practitioners, there were 5.3% more imaging studies performed than if patients were seen only by physicians. This JAMA Network Open study was based on a nationally representative sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with 16,922,274 ED visits between 2005 and 2020. Read More

November 3, 2022

Stroke Treatment, not Neuroimaging, Drives Stroke Hospital Cost Growth

A study by the Neiman Health Policy Institute found that the costs of an Ischemic Stroke (IS) episode increased 4.9% from 2012 to 2019. However, the main driver of those costs was changes in treatments, such as endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and intravenous thrombolysis (IVT); increases in various types of neuroimaging were not key cost drivers. Read More

October 1, 2022

Neiman Institute Now Accepting Grant Applications for Health Policy Research

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® announced that its grants program is now accepting applications. Grants will fund research on current policy priorities in radiology that provide evidence to inform health policy and radiology practice that promotes the effective and efficient use of healthcare resources, with the goal of improving patient care. Read More

August 22, 2022

New Study Shows Growth in Billing of Radiology Services by Non-Physician Providers in Radiology Practices

A study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute conducted a detailed review of clinical services billed to Medicare by non-physician providers employed by radiology practices which was based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services databases of doctors and clinicians who participated in Medicare. Read More

June 16, 2022

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Announces Neiman Institute Grant Recipients

Two research teams have each been awarded $75,000 in grant funds from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. The new Neiman Institute grant program provides funding for research aimed to inform health policy toward improving patient care and ensuring the proper use of healthcare resources. Read More