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Health plans, providers struggle with quality in alternative medicine.
Consumer demand is pushing many healthcare providers and payers to offer complementary and alternative therapies, from chiropractic to acupuncture, even in the absence of conclusive evidence of their efficacy. To keep patients safe, and to limit costs, organizations are setting strict limits about the type and amount of alternative therapy they will provide.