Telehealth home device shipments to exceed 2 million by 2013; CMS issues admin ruling re: DSH payment appeals, recalculations;

> As telehealth begins to expand, the global market for home-based medical devices will soar. A new report by InMedica, the medical electronics consulting arm of IMS Research, states that within three years, the worldwide shipments of such popular home use devices as blood pressure monitors, weight scales, pulse oximeters and peak flow meters will top 1.6 million units. FierceMobileHealthcare

> The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued the administrator ruling described in the proposed rule for the fiscal year 2011 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) that addresses key issues involving Medicare disproportionate-share hospital (DSH) payments. The ruling addresses "follow-on cases" to the Baystate Medical Center v. Shalala lawsuit, they pointed out. FierceHealthFinance 

> In a unanimous vote, the city council in Washington, D.C., approved a measure that will allow for people with H.I.V., glaucoma, cancer or other chronic diseases to purchase medical marijuana from up to eight regulated dispensaries throughout the city. Article

And Finally... I wonder how she got caught. Article