10 most in-demand physician specialties & average base salary

Written by Rachel Pope Physicians in nine specialties saw increases in total cash compensation from 2017 to 2018, with those specializing in general cardiology seeing the biggest jump in pay, according to a survey from SullivanCotter. Family physicians were the most in-demand specialty for the 13th year in a row, according to physician search firm Merritt Hawkins’ annual report of […]

RECRUITMENT CHALLENGES prompt new wave of innovation for U.S. HOSPITALS

Interviewees Craig Garthwaite Professor of Strategy and Co-director of the Health Enterprise Management Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Julie Hill Recruitment Coordinator, Tidelands Health, and President, National Association for Health Care Recruitment Manisha Jain Senior Associate Director, Wharton MBA Career Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania John Lacy, CHRO Baylor Scott & White […]

CMS Final Rule Expands Flexibility for Sharing FTE Slots

H. Guy Collier Emily J. Cook Drew Elizabeth McCormick Summary The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has historically prohibited “new” teaching hospitals from sharing graduate medical education (GME) full time equivalent (FTE) slots with another hospital under a GME affiliation agreement. In the fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule, CMS proposed […]

Longer resident shifts don’t threaten patient safety, study finds

Written by Anuja Vaidya A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined whether long shifts during medical residencies adversely affect patient safety. Researchers conducted a trial involving 63 internal medicine residency programs during the 2015-16 academic year. The programs were randomized into two groups — one which adopted the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s standard […]