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AHIP report blames hospitals for rising prices
Modern Healthcare

America’s Health Insurance Plans, under fire for rising policy premiums, is touting a new study that shifts the responsibility for climbing prices to the hospital sector. A report from AHIP researchers, published in the March issue of the American Journal of Managed Care, found that hospital inpatient prices increased 8.2% per year between 2008 and 2010. They attributed 1.3 to 1.9 percentage points of that increase to more-complex care and a greater number of procedures.