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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.

Published Papers

Peer-reviewed scientific papers authored by the Neiman Institute investigators, fellows, and affiliates.

Evolving Use of fMRI in Medicare Beneficiaries

Using the Medicare Physician-Supplier Procedure Summary Master File, we evaluated the evolving use of fMRI in Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 2007 through 2017. Annual use rates (per 1,000,000 enrollees) increased from 17.7 to 32.8 through 2014 and have remained static since. Radiologists have remained the dominant specialty group from 2007 to 2017 (86.4% and 88.6% of all services, respectively), and the outpatient setting has remained the dominant place of service (65.4% and 65.4%, respectively). Full Article

Solmaz Asnafi, MD, Richard Duszak Jr, MD, Jennifer M. Hemingway, MS, Danny R. Hughes, PhD, Jason W. Allen, MD, PhD. 2020. "Evolving Use of fMRI in Medicare Beneficiaries," American Journal of Neuroradiology

Reports

A series of policy briefs focusing on topical issues in imaging health policy.

August 10, 2017

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute™: 2016 Year in Review

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute™ annual report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The report highlights several key accomplishments, including the launch of the Inpatient Cost-Evaluation Tool (ICE-T), a Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) report on a proposed breast cancer screening bundle and numerous other scientific achievements. Read More

Infographics

Infographics produced primarily with Neiman Almanac data to better understand current health care issues.

October 30, 2019

How do Radiologists Perform in MIPS using the “MIPS APM” Pathway?

This study assessed radiologists’ performance in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), with attention to the impact of the novel MIPS-Alternative Payment Models (APMs) participation option created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. View Infographic