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Hospital CPI growth quickens in February; doc prices stay flat
Modern Healthcare

Hospital consumer prices increased 0.8% last month after the prior month’s 0.2% rise, newly released federal figures show. Consumer prices increased more rapidly last month compared with the same month a year ago, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index showed a 0.1% increase. For the year that ended last month, hospital consumer prices increased 5.4%, which was identical to growth during the prior 12 months. The figures are seasonally adjusted.