ACR Foundation

ACR Foundation®

The mission of the ACR Foundation is to advance the profession and practice of radiology to benefit patients with specific emphasis on health policy research. Health Policy Research donations primarily support the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute®
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About ACRF

Have you given thought as to how your profession will be protected in the ever-changing landscape of health care delivery and payment systems? Without credible, evidence-based research, we cannot effectively inform policy that supports the value of radiology in the evolving team-based health care model. This research is increasingly important as government and private payer insurer scrutiny intensifies on health care value, costs, utilization and reimbursement.

Health policy research through the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® fills the critical need to provide radiologists and policy makers with the data and tools that guide informed healthcare decisions and lead to increased access to quality care, better outcomes, fair payment and improved population health management.

You can help secure radiology’s future by making a gift today.

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Health Policy Research

The ACR Foundation’s focus on health policy research aims to:

  • Demonstrate the critical role that radiologists have in team-based health care
  • Prioritize research opportunities to positively influence policies that impact clinical care
  • Develop empirical evidence that clarifies the role and value of radiology in evolving practice models to guide policymakers and payers in allocating resources to the most valuable patient care services
  • Evaluate and demonstrate the important role that early detection of disease plays in managing population health

Health policy research performed through the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® provides the data and tools that accurately inform reimbursement decisions and positively impact patient outcomes. To date, the ACRF has successfully raised over $1 million for health policy research and the Harvey L. Neiman HPI.

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Key accomplishments of the Harvey L. Neiman HPI include:

  • Forming partnerships:
    • Expanding the Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research program at Northwell Health, Inc. to determine the value of medical imaging by effectively delivering high-quality, low-cost care.
    • Established the Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL) at GA Tech.
  • Empowering researchers and investigators:
    • Neiman Institute grants have supported 50 investigators from 45 academic institutions, resulting in 90 peer-reviewed papers published online or in print.
  • Innovating data collection, analysis and access to data:
    • 8 terabytes of public and private claims data covering over 50 million lives and billions of individual medical claims.
    • Proprietary data tools to enable effective use of data:
      • Neiman Almanac
      • Breast Screening Bundle Tool
      • Inpatient Cost Evaluation Tool (ICE-T)

Learn more about the Neiman Health Policy Institute » 

Radiology Leadership Institute

The Radiology Leadership Institute is a program developed to help radiology professionals acquire the knowledge and skills to lead and manage in the rapidly changing health care marketplace. The American College of Radiology recognized the growing need for standardized leadership development in the increasingly dynamic health care environment. The RLI meets this leadership training need with a robust curriculum relevant to all levels of radiology experience.

Learn more about the Radiology Leadership Institute » 

Ways to Give

Donate to the ACR Foundation today by:

  • Making a gift via credit card. You can give a one-time gift or make a recurring monthly, quarterly or annual gift.
  • Completing the ACRF Giving Form and sending with your check to:

    ACR Foundation, c/o Accounting Department
    1891 Preston White Drive
    Reston, VA 20191-4326

  • Giving a planned gift. Please complete our online form and our staff will contact you within 48 business hours.
  • Transferring stock. Please complete our online form and our staff will contact you within 48 business hours.

Donor Recognition

Thank you to our generous supporters who gave to the 2018 Health Policy Research Match Challenge! We were able to raise over $350,000 for health policy research thanks to your generosity and the two matching gifts of $100,000 each from a generous radiology practice and the ACR.

View a list of those who gave »