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Hospital PPI edges up in January after December dip
Modern Healthcare

The acute-care hospital Producer Price Index edged upward 0.1% in the first month of the year after a dip of 0.2% the prior month, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The agency captures reimbursement rates paid to hospitals in its Producer Price Index. In January 2012, the PPI for acute-care hospitals increased 0.4%.