Physician office prices, hospital prices climb

Here's some interesting tidbits of information. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, wholesale prices for physician offices declined just a bit (0.2 percent) during July, while hospital prices rose 0.4 percent during the same period.  Trends look a bit different, however, over a full-year period. For the 12 months ending in July, physician wholesale prices rose 3.7 percent, up from 1 percent during the previous year. Hospitals, meanwhile, saw price increases of 3.3 percent for the 12 months ending in July.

To learn more about this trends:
- read this Modern Healthcare item

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