Author: Waqas Haque

Waqas Haque Waqas Haque (1 Posts)

Waqas is a fourth year medical student at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, class of 2021. In 2014, he graduated from University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Before medical school, he earned a master's degree in the business school at Cambridge University in England. Last year, Waqas took a leave of absence from medical school to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins as a Sommer Scholar. He enjoys basketball, reading one book a week, and exploring new coffeeshops. In the future, Waqas aspires to integrate his entrepreneurial and public health skills as a physician-innovator.




Hospital Chargemasters: The Way Forward for Price Transparency?

President Trump signed an executive order this past June that directs the Health and Human Services Department to develop a rule requiring hospitals to disclose online the prices that insurers and patients pay for common items and services. The rule also requires hospitals to reveal the amounts they are willing to accept in cash for an item or service. However, hospitals not complying only face a civil penalty of $300 a day, giving them latitude to effectively ignore the executive order. Trump’s executive order is formalized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule, which applies to every hospital in the United States and is set to be effective on the 1st of January next year.

Waqas Haque Waqas Haque (1 Posts)

Waqas is a fourth year medical student at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, class of 2021. In 2014, he graduated from University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Before medical school, he earned a master's degree in the business school at Cambridge University in England. Last year, Waqas took a leave of absence from medical school to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins as a Sommer Scholar. He enjoys basketball, reading one book a week, and exploring new coffeeshops. In the future, Waqas aspires to integrate his entrepreneurial and public health skills as a physician-innovator.