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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.

Health Policy

Professional Efficiencies for Diagnostic Imaging Services Rendered by Different Physicians: Analysis of Recent Medicare Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction Policy

The aim of this study was to quantify potential physician work efficiencies and appropriate multiple procedure payment reductions for different same-session diagnostic imaging studies interpreted by different physicians in the same group practice. Full Article

Duszak, R., Silva, E., Kim, A. J., Barr, R. M., Donovan, W. D., Kassing, P., McGinty, G., Allen, B.. 2013. "Professional Efficiencies for Diagnostic Imaging Services Rendered by Different Physicians: Analysis of Recent Medicare Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction Policy," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(9): 682 - 688.

Emergency Department Imaging: Uncompensated Services Rendered by Radiologists Nationwide

The aim of this study was to examine characteristics of uncompensated services rendered by radiologists to emergency department (ED) patients. Full Article

Duszak, R., Nsiah, E., Hughes, D. R., & Maze, J.. 2013. "Emergency Department Imaging: Uncompensated Services Rendered by Radiologists Nationwide," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 11(6): 559 - 565.

Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System: Early National Radiologist Experience and Near-Future Performance Projections

The aim of this study was to examine radiologists' experiences during the first four years of Medicare's national physician pay-for-performance program and project near-future program outcomes for radiologists. Full Article

Duszak, R., Burleson, J., Seidenwurm, D., & Silva, E.. 2012. "Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System: Early National Radiologist Experience and Near-Future Performance Projections," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(2): 114 - 121.

The 2013 ACR Commission on Human Resources Workforce Survey

The study reports the results of a survey of radiology practices on the labor market for radiologists. Full Article

Bluth, E. I., Truong, H., Nsiah, E., Hughes, D., & Short, B. W.. 2013. "The 2013 ACR Commission on Human Resources Workforce Survey," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(10): 750 - 756.