Some 34% of physician groups surveyed said they believed health savings accounts benefit patients, while 68% said such plans are good for employers and 59% believed such plans help insurers, according to a survey of 1,209 physician groups by the Medical Group Management Association and Visa USA. The MGMA released the results during its annual meeting in Nashville. Some 64% of respondents said they were "beginning to understand" the rules and regulations of HSAs. HSAs, which typically involve high-deductible policies accompanied by tax-free medical savings accounts, are becoming increasingly common as employers and insurers attempt to contain healthcare costs. -- by Michael Romano
Doctors see HSAs as better for employers than patients
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