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Recession didn’t spur price increases at most not-for-profit hospitals: study
Modern Healthcare

Most not-for-profit hospitals did not offset investment losses from the Great Recession by raising prices, according to a new study. Its authors say the finding suggests private insurers may not pay the price as hospitals bear new cuts in Medicare and Medicaid.

Hospitals that saw large losses did, however, curtail investment in information technology and unprofitable services, which included trauma care and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, the authors wrote in a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.