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Consumer prices for hospital services up 0.7% in September
Modern Healthcare

Consumer prices for hospital services increased 0.7% last month after a record spike in August of 1.9%, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The September increase in the Consumer Price Index was more in line with a 0.5% average one-month change to the index, which reflects the prices paid to hospitals by commercial insurers. In September 2012, the Consumer Price Index for hospital services was 0.5%.