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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.

Press Releases

July 23, 2021

12% of Secondary Imaging Interpretation Costs are Paid by Patients

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that patients paid 12% of the costs of secondary imaging interpretation out-of-pocket. Such secondary interpretations are increasingly performed for complex patients, but patients’ liabilities and paid out-of-pocket costs were not previously known. This Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) study was based on 7,740 secondary interpretations for adult patients performed in a large metropolitan health system over a 2-year period. Read More

July 7, 2021

Legislation for Surprise Billing May Decrease In-Network Reimbursement

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published in Radiology, reviewed the implications of unexpected out-of-network balance billing—commonly called surprise billing—on reimbursement for hospital-based specialties such as radiology. The analysis concluded that even physicians who never engaged in such billing practices may still be impacted by the No Surprises Act, which is due to take effect in 2022. Read More

June 22, 2021

Radiologist Characteristics Predict Performance in Screening Mammography

According to a new study, by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American College of Radiology’s National Mammography Database Committee, the most influential radiologist characteristics impacting mammography interpretive performance were geography, breast sub-specialization, performance of diagnostic mammography, and performance of diagnostic ultrasound. Read More

May 21, 2021

Radiologist Participation in Value-based Care Tripled Over 5 Years

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that radiologist participation in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) increased over three-fold from 10.4% to 34.9% between 2013 and 2018. The study is published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology.
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Past Events

May 22, 2021

Evolving Participation of Radiology Trainees in Brain Imaging: a Medicare Claims-Based Population Analysis

American Society of Neuroradiology (Virtual) | Visit Website

April 23, 2021

Radiology Subspecialization: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

Texas Radiology Society | Visit Website

April 23, 2021

Radiology’s Cost Conundrum: An Unsustainable Status Quo

Texas Radiology Society | Visit Website

March 27, 2021

The Evolution of Medicare Payment Systems: A Primer for Radiologists

Ohio Radiological Society (Virtual) | Visit Website

March 27, 2021

Price Transparency: Imaging’s Next Frontier

Ohio Radiological Society (Virtual) | Visit Website
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