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Consumer hospital prices jump again
Modern Healthcare

Consumer prices for hospital services spiked for a second straight month in March, rising 1.1% after climbing 1.3% in February, the largest one-month gain in the 13 years that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has collected comparable figures.

The hospital CPI rose 8.6% for the 12 months ended in March compared with 6.5% the year-ago period.