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Hospital CPI rises 0.6% in May; doc-office prices up 0.2%
Modern Healthcare

Consumer prices for hospital services increased 0.6% for the second straight month in May, according to seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That compares with the 0.7% increase in May 2011. For the year ended last month, hospital consumer prices climbed 5.1%, a deceleration from the prior year’s increase of 6.2%.