Information about Rate Increases for Wisconsin Hospitals
Data collected under Chapter 153, Wis. Stats.
State law requires Wisconsin hospitals to report certain price increases to the WHA Information Center, effective March 1, 2004.
When a price increase causes a hospital's gross patient revenue to increase faster than the rate of inflation (specifically, the increase in federal government's consumer price index, or CPI), the hospital must report the price increase to its community and the WHA Information Center
To meet the requirements, a hospital must publish a notice of the price increase in a local newspaper. The notice must indicate the individual charge elements affected by the increase.
A CPI increase of 1.7% was reported by the U.S. Department of Labor effective January 16, 2013. It is in effect until a new CPI is reported in early January 2014, effective December 31, 2013. We will notify all hospitals and post the new information on the WHA Information Center Website. Hospitals reporting rate increases effective after the new CPI information is available should use the new CPI to determine if their rate increase is reportable.
Download the 2012-2013 rate increase spreadsheet.
This was last modified on May 17, 2013.
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Spreadsheets from previous years are also available.
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How to Contact Us:
For further information regarding hospital rate increases, contact the WHA Information Center at:
608-274-1820 ext. 1840
800-231-8340 ext. 1840