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Alta Bates Summit cancer patients irate over acupuncture price spike
San Francisco Business Times

A number of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center cancer patients who receive acupuncture treatments to deal with pain, inflammation and the side effects of chemotherapy are upset about price hikes last week that increased the hospital’s “facility charge” per visit from $10 to $91. That’s on top of a $75-per-visit physician fee, and isn’t covered by insurance, leaving many patients unsure of what to do next.