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Alta Bates Summit relents on controversial acupuncture price hike
San Francisco Business Times

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has decided to nix a steep price hike for acupuncture treatments that had a number of cancer patients planning a protest, and instead will try to tamp down the controversy. In a short statement late Wednesday, Alta Bates Summit spokeswoman Carolyn Kemp said the multi-campus hospital, part of Sutter Health, is working with patients and with acupuncture specialist Dr. Amy Matecki “to address any confusion and resolve any outstanding issues.”