Wholesale prices paid to acute-care hospitals rose 0.4% in September and 3.9% in the 12 months ended Sept. 30, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Producer Price Index. Wholesale prices paid to doctors' offices, excluding mental-health providers, were unchanged in September and rose 1.8% in the 12 months. The PPI seeks to measure the average change over time in prices received by producers of goods and services. The overall PPI for finished goods and services rose 1.9% in September. -- by Melanie Evans
Wholesale hospital prices up, doc prices steady in Sept.
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