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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.

September 8, 2020

New Study Reveals 75% of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Face Financial Toxicity

A new study from Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute finds that over ¾ of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients face financial toxicity that often results in non-adherence to follow up care. This study is the first of its kind to evaluate financial toxicity in MS and whether financial strain is linked to patients foregoing the therapy and imaging follow-up prescribed in their treatment plan. Read More

August 20, 2020

Physicians Practicing in Areas with High Malpractice Claims Order More Advanced Imaging

Higher number of paid malpractice claims links to a subsequent increase in advanced imaging finds the Neiman Health Policy Institute (NPHI). In each additional paid malpractice claim over the course of five years was associated with an average of 1,389 additional advanced imaging examinations — in the Medicare population alone — in the subsequent year.   Read More

July 10, 2020

Study Finds Oncologic Imaging Steadily Increasing with Over 58% Performed in Hospital Out Patient Setting

Imaging today plays essential roles in the management of almost all non-cutaneous cancers, influencing diagnosis, assessment of prognosis, treatment selection, and therapeutic monitoring. This new Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) study characterizes national trends in oncologic imaging utilization. Read More

July 8, 2020

Community Radiology Practices wRVU Declined 52% During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly spread across all 50 United States. This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology, aimed to characterize the recent declines in non-invasive diagnostic imaging volumes at community practices. Read More

June 30, 2020

Research Found 14% Decline in Imaging Inpatient Setting During First 7-Week Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), evaluates the change in the inpatient imaging volumes and composition mix during the COVID-19 pandemic within a large healthcare system. Read More

May 20, 2020

Neiman Institute Study Results Revealed 28% Decline in the Total Imaging Volume Over a 7-Week Period During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many radiology departments have experienced a rapid decline in imaging case volumes. This new JACR study, funded by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, evaluates the impact of the pandemic on imaging case volumes using real-world data from a large healthcare institution. Read More

May 4, 2020

New Research Finds Radiology Generalists Work as Multispecialists

General radiologists serve an essential role in the national radiologist workforce by offering broad radiological skills that help their practices meet a variety of geographic and after-hour coverage needs. This new study characterizes the practice patterns of general radiologists. Read More

March 5, 2020

The Impact of MSK Ultrasound Code Changes On Imaging Utilization

This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, explores the association of the billing code separation on nonvascular extremity US utilization, with attention to specialty-specific variation. Read More

February 27, 2020

New Neiman Health Policy Institute Research Finds Significant Increase in CT Angiography Procedures

Angiography is a critical tool in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions of the extremities. This study assesses the changing utilization of extremity angiography from 2001 to 2016. Read More

January 9, 2020

New Study Finds Increased Subspecialization in Radiology Workforce

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study quantifies and characterizes recent trends in the generalist vs. subspecialist composition of the national radiologist workforce. The study is published online in the Journal of American Radiology (JACR). Read More