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Hospital prices inch higher after nose dive last month
Modern Healthcare

Hospital consumer prices barely budged upward last month, just one month after they recorded the largest one-month drop since the federal government began recording the price indices 16 years ago. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer hospital prices climbed 0.1% in May, which followed the 0.7% decline in April. One year ago in May, the agency reported an increase in hospital consumer prices of 0.5%. The figures are part of agency’s Consumer Price Index.