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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

March 25, 2021

CT Colonography Rates Bolstered by US Preventive Service Task Force Recommendation

Our new study found a 50% increase in screening computed tomography colonography rates after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announcement of the updated recommendation on colorectal cancer screening in 2016. This American Journal of Preventive Medicine study evaluated the association among the updated recommendation, patient cost sharing, and the uptake of colorectal cancer screening through CTC in the privately insured population.   Read More

March 8, 2021

New Study Reveals Radiologists Now Perform the Majority of Lumbar Punctures in the Medicare Population

A new American Journal of Neurology (AJNR) study found that radiologists performed 54% of lumbar puncture procedures (LPs) in 2017, representing significant growth over the 14 year longitudinal study.  This study evaluated trends in performance of LPs by various medical specialties from 2003 to 2017 and raises the question of whether the shift of LPs from other specialties to radiology is justified. Read More

November 17, 2020

Study Finds that 41% of Radiologists Changed Jobs Over 4 Years

A new study showed that nearly 20% of radiologists separated from a practice in a single year, indicating that radiology is impacted by broader workforce trends toward job hopping. This new Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR) study tracked recent trends and characteristics of radiologist-practice separation across the United States. Read More

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Upcoming Events

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

May 22, 2021

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

American Society of Neuroradiology (Virtual) | Visit Website
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Past Events

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

March 24, 2021

Plenary Session IX Organizer/Moderator: Value in Radiology

Society of Abdominal Radiology Annual Meeting (Virtual) | Visit Website

January 20, 2021

The Value of Radiology and Radiologists

Northwell Health Department of Radiology - Grand Rounds | Visit Website

June 9, 2020

Patient Cost Sharing and the Utilization of Breast Cancer Diagnostic Services after Receiving a Positive Mammogram

ASHEcon (St. Louis, MO) | Visit Website
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