Hospital Prices Up, According To Bureau Of Labor StatisticsModern Healthcare: Consumers See Hospital Prices Rise 0.8% In May
Consumer prices for hospital services increased 0.8 percent in May after a 0.7 percent climb the prior month, show seasonally adjusted figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May 2010, the agency's index of consumer hospital prices increased 0.5 percent. The hospital index climbed 6.3 percent during the 12-month period ended in May compared with an 8.1 percent increase a year ago (Evans, 6/15). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.