18 Oct Hospital prices post biggest one-month jump
ModernHealthcare.com | October 15 – Consumer prices for hospital services spikes 1.8% in September, the largest one-month jump since the Bureau of Labor Statistics first gathered comparable data in January 1997. The figures are seasonally adjusted. The surge comes two months after the bureau reported the largest one-month drop since data collection began, 0.5% in July. Consumers saw hospital prices increase in 0.5% in August.
Consumer prices for inpatient hospital services rose faster in September at 2% than those of outpatient services, which increased 1.5%. That’s compared with increases of 0.6% and 0.3% for inpatient and outpatient prices, respectively, in August.
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