Healthcare saw some major changes in 2012, most stemming from 2010's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, others coming from market forces and physician shortages. These changes have influenced physician recruitment across the country — both in terms of the types of physicians that hospitals and health systems are looking for and where the physicians are going.

To that end, The Medicus Firm, a Dallas-based physician search company, rounded up the top 12 specialties it placed last year and the five states with the most physicians placed in 2012. Jim Stone, president of The Medicus Firm and president-elect of the National Association of Physician Recruiters, explains what last year's statistics reveal for physician recruitment in the future.
Published in Practice Management
The American Telemedicine Association criticized the Federal Communications Commission for "continued mismanagement" of the Universal Service Support Mechanism for Rural Healthcare, according to an ATA letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.