TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018 PHYSICIANS: I've just returned from National Harbor, Maryland, where the American Medical Association held its Interim Meeting. A number of important topics were addressed, including fostering diversity among physician leaders in public and population health, the importance of doctors leading on physician training and the on-going opioid crisis. Delegates expressed strong support for physician freedom in opiod prescribing and San Diego's own Dr. Bob Wailes provided leadership on this important issue. If you missed the important webinar on Prop. 56 Implementation: What Physicians Need to Know About the Supplemental Payments it is available to download and view if you CLICK HERE . I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this informational resource. Speaking of resources, I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that there are literally hundreds of helpful publications on important and useful subjects, such as Federal Tax Reform: What it Means for Physicians , on the CMA website available for free to members. You can review the list of CMA publications if you CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Why Artificial Intelligence Won't Replace Doctors • CLICK HERE FDA Proposes New Regulations for Some Prescription Drug-linked Smart Phone Apps • CLICK HERE As Doctor Debate with NRA Flares, New Study Sheds Light on California Background Check Policy • CLICK HERE Playing on Fear and Fun, Hospitals Follow Pharma in Direct-To-Consumer Advertising • CLICK HERE State Steps Up Restrictions on Pesticide Linked to Brain Harm in Kids • CLICK HERE Twenty Million More Americans Have Health Insurance Versus 2010 • CLICK HERE Gun Control vs. Mental Health Care: Debate After Mass Shootings Obscures Murky Reality • CLICK HERE CDC: Suicide Rates Increasing Among American Workers • CLICK HERE A Search for New Ways to Pay for Drugs that Cost a Mint • CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … NOV 30: Deadline for Nominations for SDCMS' 10th Annual "Office Manager of the Year" Contest. Email Nominations to Hanna.Basler@SDCMS.org WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts • READ HERE Podcast "What the Health" Health Nerd Books for the Holidays • LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!