Becker's Healthcare January 26, 2017
Brian Zimmerman

With the release of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, recent M&A activity, technological innovations and new healthcare legislation likely on the horizon, it is important track and evaluate compensation trends to best understand how changes in the healthcare environment may affect physicians.

In 2016, family physicians were the most in-demand specialty for recruitment for the 10th year in a row, according to Merritt Hawkins. This may be indicative of the consistent emphasis the country’s healthcare system places on primary care. For the first time in the 23-year history of the Merritt Hawkins report, psychiatrists placed second on the list of most-requested recruiting assignments. This is likely a reflection of the current mental health challenges facing America and its...