Hospitals' reimbursement rates up 2.2%

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Hospitals saw reimbursement rates increase 2.2 percent in 2012 from the prior year, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For the healthcare industry, overall reimbursement crept up 0.8 percent at physician offices and 1.6 percent at home healthcare services. Nursing care facilities saw the largest increase, at 2.5 percent year-over-year.

However, the figures present a slight drop from 2011, when hospitals' reimbursements rose 2.5 percent. Data