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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, 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

November 23, 2016

New Neiman Institute Study Evaluates National Trends in Enteral Access Procedures

According to a new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, the last two decades have seen a substantial decline in new enteral access procedures in the Medicare population. Read More

September 26, 2016

ICE-T Named Finalist for Radiology Excellence Award

The Neiman Institute’s ICE-T (Inpatient Cost Evaluation Tool), is a finalist in the 2016 edition of the Minnies awards,’s annual campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging. Read More

September 20, 2016

New Report Examines How Medicare Shared Savings Program Can Affect Radiology Practices

A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute examines how the incentives in an alternative payment model, the Accountable Care Organization Shared Savings Program, might influence cost, quality, utilization and technological investment for radiology practices. Read More

August 18, 2016

New Report Presents Bundled Payment Model for Breast Cancer Screening

According to a new report by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, mammography may present an opportunity for the expanded use of bundled payments in radiology. The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) study reports that breast cancer screening provides a framework for radiologist-led bundled payment models. Read More