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Hospital reimbursement rates rose 2.7% in 2012, up from 2011
Modern Healthcare

The reimbursement rates paid to acute-care hospitals increased 2.7% last year after a slowdown in 2011 that contributed to an overall deceleration in hospital spending, preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show. Hospital reimbursement rates increased 2.2% in 2011. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports reimbursement rates paid to hospitals in its Producer Price Index. For December, hospital reimbursement rates decreased 0.2%, the preliminary figures show, compared with an increase of 0.3% the same month the prior year.