Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CPI: Hospitals Under Pressure as Physican Prices Rise

November’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) indicates health prices are moderating, though still increasing higher than non-heath consumer goods. In the third piece of bad news for hospitals (from their perspective, at least, after the Quarterly Services Survey and the Producer Price Index), prices for hospital services actually dropped.

However, physicians’ fees jumped significantly, by 1.1 percent on the month.

Read more at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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