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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.

March 13, 2017

New Study Finds Medicare Imaging Utilization and Costs Vary More at County Than State Levels

A new research study assesses relationships between county-level variation in Medicare beneficiary imaging resource consumption and measures of population economic status. Read More

February 22, 2017

Follow-up Imaging Is Less When Radiologists Read ED Ultrasounds

According to new research, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. Read More

February 17, 2017

New Research Examines Patients’ Satisfaction With Their Radiologists

According to a new research study, most U.S. radiologists receive favorable satisfaction scores from their patients. The study is published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Read More

February 1, 2017

New Report Examines Physician-Focused Payment Models in Radiology

A new Neiman Institute study finds physician-focused payment models may foster greater radiologist participation in Advanced Alternative Payment Models under MACRA. Read More

January 31, 2017

New Study Finds Imaging Utilization in Medicare Population Is Highest in First Half of Each Year

According to new research, Medicare imaging utilization varies reasonably consistently on a quarterly basis and is highest in the first half of the year. Read More

January 11, 2017

New Report Examines Characteristics of Non-Research Industry Payments to Radiologists

A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute evaluates characteristics of non-research industry payments to radiologists and their potential impact as drivers of medical imaging utilization. Read More

January 5, 2017

Neiman Institute Releases Radiologist Patient Facing Dataset

A new free resource allows radiologists to determine whether they would have been designated as patient facing by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2012 through 2014. Read More

January 3, 2017

New Research Examines Trends in Radiology Journal Publications Relating to Patient-Centered Care

New research reports that the number of articles within radiology journals designated as dealing with patient-centered care has increased substantially in recent years. Read More

December 28, 2016

New Neiman Health Policy Institute Reports Examine MACRA’s Impact on Radiologists

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute series of reports explores the impact of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, along with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2016 proposal for its implementation, on radiologists. Read More

December 21, 2016

Study Finds State Tort Reforms Linked to Decreases in Radiology Utilization

According to new research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, state tort reform has been associated with a decrease in physician ordering of radiographs. Read More