Consumer prices for hospital services rose 0.6% in June after rising 0.4% the prior month, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index. In June 2009, the hospital CPI rose 0.5%. For the 12 months ended last month, the index climbed 8.3%. For the year-ago period, it rose 6.7%. The index for physician-office services increased 0.5% last month after a decline of 0.2% in May. That's compared with a 0.2% increase in June 2009. For the 12 months ended last month, the physician CPI rose 3%, slightly slower than the 3.3% in the year-ago period.
Late News: Consumers see hospital, doc-office prices rise
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