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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.

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

October 29, 2019

Radiologist Success in MIPS APM Pathway

CMS has implemented a quality payment incentive program, referred to as the Quality Payment Program, which rewards value and outcomes for clinicians participating in Medicare in one of two ways: Merit-based incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). This new study from Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, published online in the Journal of Read More

September 12, 2019

New Research Finds Increased Roles of Non-physician Providers in Diagnostic Imaging Services

In a Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers identified the specific types of diagnostic imaging services rendered by NPPs in the Medicare population and studied state-level variation in the provision of such services. Read More

August 20, 2019

New Study Assesses Temporal Disparities in Paracentesis and Thoracentesis Procedures

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses temporal and patient-level differences in paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures performed on Medicare beneficiaries by radiologists and non-radiologists with respect to overall procedure volume, day of week, and patient complexity. Read More

June 19, 2019

New Research Finds Increased CT Use in ED for Suspected Urolithiasis Patients

A new study performed in conjunction with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute examines changing characteristics of utilization and potential disparities in US emergency department (ED) patients undergoing CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) for suspected urolithiasis. Read More

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