Hospitals Look to Raise Treatment Costs as Nurses’ Salaries Increase

May 20, 2022

WJS News Exclusive – May 8, 2022
Some hospitals grappling with rising nurse salaries are seeking to raise prices by up to 15%, touching off contract fights with health insurers and businesses and threatening higher premiums. 

If hospitals win heftier price increases they are seeking this year, that would result in higher premiums for employers and workers.

“Most of the employers have been unable to increase the wages of their workers for years primarily because of the increasing cost of healthcare,” said Karen van Caulil, chief executive of employer coalition Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value.