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Hospitals, insurers clash over rising prices
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals and insurers are clashing over new research that found surges in hospital inpatient pricing, even as the Obama administration argues that hospital costs are moderating. The largest health insurer advocacy group, America’s Health Insurance Plans, touted a study by its researchers and published in the March issue of the American Journal of Managed Care that inpatient hospital prices increased 8.2% annually from 2008 to 2010.