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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.

Press Releases

May 29, 2019

New Study Evaluates Transcatheter Dialysis Conduit Procedures Over 15 Years

A new research study by Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute found that utilization of invasive procedures on hemodialysis conduits—artificially constructed shuts used by many individuals who require dialysis—increased markedly from 2001 through 2015 for nephrologists and declined for radiologists. The study is published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). Read More

May 17, 2019

New Study Examines Head-CT Examination & Patient Complexity

Computed tomography (CT) of the head uses special x-ray equipment to help assess head injuries, dizziness, and other symptoms of the brain. This new study, published online in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, evaluates the complexity of patients undergoing head-CT examinations. Read More

April 4, 2019

The Decline of State-Level IVC Filter Utilization

After a period of prior growth, national inferior vena cava (IVC) filter utilization in the Medicare population has markedly declined over the last decade according to a prior Neiman Institute study published in 2018. This new study, published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology, assesses state level IVC filter utilization and expands the population set to include both the Medicare and the privately insured population. Read More

January 24, 2019

Bundle Payment Model Analysis of Emerging Breast Cancer Screening

Bundled payments have been touted as mechanisms to optimize quality and costs. A prior feasibility study evaluating bundled payments for screening mammography episodes predated widespread adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). A new study, published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), explores an episodic bundled payment model for breast cancer screening that reflects the emerging widespread adoption of DBT. Read More

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Upcoming Events

July 20, 2019

Radiology is Great, But at What Cost?

Florida Radiology Society | Visit Website

July 23, 2019

Big Data and the Econometrics of Health

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA) | Visit Website

September 28, 2019

General Radiologist…or Staff Sergeant?

Pennsylvania Radiological Society | Visit Website

October 4, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Physician Performance: New Metrics for New Imperatives

Massachusetts Radiological Society and New England RBMA | Visit Website

October 12, 2019

Radiology’s Cost Conundrum: Who Pays?

Washington State Radiological Society (Seattle, WA) | Visit Website
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Past Events

June 28, 2019

Crossing State Borders: The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and Hospital Quality

WEAI 94th Annual Conference | Visit Website

May 15, 2019

Featured Talk: Availability of Primary and Specialist Care in Rural Communities

Emory HSR Day (Atlanta, GA) | Visit Website

May 1, 2019

Poster Presentation

AAMC Workforce Conference | Visit Website

April 12, 2019

A Contrarian Radiologist’s Perspective on Value: Will You Know It When You See It?

Canadian Association of Radiologists (Montreal, Quebec) | Visit Website

April 12, 2019

Opening Plenary: A Contrarian’s Radiologist’s Perspective on Value: Will You Know It When You See It?

Canadian Association of Radiologists (Montreal, Quebec) | Visit Website
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