S&P: Hospital Revenue Growth Rate From Payors at 7-Year Low

Hospital and healthcare revenue growth rates continue to trudge along at glacial rates, as the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial payors and Medicare increased only 5.06 percent, according to Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices (pdf) through September.

That total is a deceleration from the 5.7 percent annual growth rate recorded in August 2012. S&P's Hospital Index, in particular, hit its lowest annual rate since January 2005 at 3.84 percent.

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Here are the latest S&P healthcare indices through September 2012.

S&P Healthcare Economic Indices (12-month moving average)

Composite Index: 5.06 percent
Medicare Index: 2.04 percent
Commercial Index: 7.05 percent

Hospital Index: 3.84 percent
Hospital Medicare Index: 2.17 percent
Hospital Commercial Index: 5.1 percent

Professional Services Index: 6.13 percent
Professional Services Medicare Index: 1.57 percent
Professional Services Commercial Index: 8.5 percent

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