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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.

December 17, 2014

New Data Series Added to Neiman Almanac: Medicare Imaging Volumes in Inpatient Settings

New data on Medicare Part B imaging procedure volumes in inpatient settings have been added to the Neiman Almanac. These series cover common imaging modalities and all imaging procedures.
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December 17, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Research Fellow

The Neiman Institute seeks a talented PhD researcher to join our staff as a Research Fellow. Read More

November 24, 2014

Patients Far More Likely to Have Imaging Scan if Seen by Non-Physician Provider

Image Ordering Variability to Be Addressed by Clinical Decision Support Read More

November 14, 2014

Neiman Institute’s Chief Medical Officer Selected as Most Influential Radiology Researcher by AuntMinnie.com

Richard Duszak Jr., M.D., FACR, chief medical officer and senior research fellow of the American College of Radiology’s Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute was designated as the Most Influential Radiology Researcher in the 2014 edition of the Minnies — AuntMinnie.com’s annual event recognizing excellence in radiology. Read More

July 9, 2013

Medical Imaging Utilization Rates in Steady Decline

New Research Challenges Assumptions Regarding Imaging and Health Spending; Shows Doctors Ordering Diagnostic Scans on Fewer Patient Interactions Read More

June 18, 2013

New Research on Central Venous Procedures Shows Less Reliance on Surgeons, More Involvement by Radiologists

Evidence that Radiologists Inserting More Central Line Catheters, Medication Ports and Pumps Has Significant Health System Ramifications Read More

February 20, 2013

Neiman Institute Establishes Research Guidelines to Evaluate Repeat Medical Imaging

Lack of Guidelines Can Lead to Mistaken Assumptions about Value of Tests, Reduce Patient Access to Needed Care Read More

October 23, 2012

Is Declining Medical Imaging Use Driving Up Hospital Stays and Medical Costs?

Reston, VA – A new report by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute shows that the length of the average hospital stay in the United States has increased at the same time as use of medical imaging scans has declined. It is unclear if the trends are related, but potentially important, as hospital admissions are Read More