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Hospital services prices spike

Medical Staff Leader Insider, November 19, 2015

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After months that saw small increases and even decreases, the Consumer Price Index for hospital services rose 2% in October, which was the highest month-over-month increase of the year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inpatient hospital prices grew 2.3%, compared to outpatient services, which grew 1.7%. The Consumer Price Index, which measures what Americans spend on a range of commodities, overall rose 0.2% in October.  
 
Source: Modern Healthcare



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