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Sample Contracts

Posted By: At Home MT on 2006-06-09
In Reply to: Transcription Contract forms or ideas..... - Tami

I found this the below link quite helpful, particularly sample contract 2.


HTH


Best wishes.





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There are some sample contracts on
www.medword.com.  Google "Transcription contracts".  You can cut and paste into a word document.  You are probably better off charging per line.  Going rate is anywhere from 13-17 cpl depending on where you are located.    
Contracts
Does anyone have copies of Independent Contractor contract, Non-compete contract and confidentiality agreement.  My hard drive crashed awhile back and all my contracts were on there.  I run a small business and can't seem to find these anywhere on the Web.  Any contracts e-mailed to me would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance, Robin
Contracts out
To Medquist and OSI.  From what I remember, they do not transcribe all that well -- a lot of mistakes.
Contracts
It is true. The only thing is depending on the contract some guidelines are really strict. They usually ask for a 70-character line count, but it is definitely worth bidding for because if you do a good job it is a 5 year contract in most cases?

Contracts
I haven't used a written one for years but I basically just outlined what services I would be providing at what price, TAT, and what I expected from the account.  There is usually a 30 day cancellation clause unless it is due to poor quality or not meeting TAT.  My accounts now have been on a handshake and a verbal agreement and have lasted for over 15 years.  
contracts
Well..that is a subject all right! I bill on the 1st and 15th. On my invoice, it states, "due and payable upon receipt." That way there is no denying they know I want to be paid now. I actually discuss with the Transcription Coordinator at the time of the contract that I expect to be paid promptly, that I am a small business and that I cannot float paying my MTs and that I must pay them or they will not work for me...MTs are sort of like that, if we don't get paid promptly, we don't work. I hope that helps you and good luck with your new contract.
I have no contracts
When I first started out I had contracts wtih some accouints -- I did the work as spcified, they paid as specified and either count cancel with 30 days notice.  It worked.  I now have 5 accounts, no signed contracts, verbal only.  I do the work as promised, I follow HIPAA rules, they pay on time - no bounced checks, I raise my rates when I need to -- they have been with me for 16 to 6 years.  No difference.  Works for me.  You can cancel the service at any time either side, if they don't pay with or without a contract you can go to court.  I do the job as promised, they do their part as promised.  Works for me.
I do not do contracts
I have worked both ways, as an IC and the MTSO and I do not do contracts but I do try to pay prior to the doctor paying me.  But most of the time I do know the IC's quite well as it is a small circle here in Portland and we just work on trust I guess.  I  have never had anyone try to take my accounts but then I have always been up front and fair with my help.  I would ask though when you might expect payment prior to the big project.   But like I said, we are all pretty local and if the word ever got out that you either took someone's account or you did not pay, it would be all over and could easily ruin your business.    But again, nothing hurt in asking, as a small MTSO I would not have a problem with someone asking me when they might expect payment.    Good luck.   Patti 
need contracts

In hindsight, it would seem a good idea in such a situation would be to have a notarized agreement between yourself and the person you get to fill in for you.  This agreement would stipulate that they are only to fill in for you in your absence when requested by YOU and they are not permitted to seek or accept employment with this client as long as you are their transcriptionist, even if it's your best friend.  This is business, not a Saturday lunch together. 


Then you could also get the facility to sign a notarized agreement with you stating they will not offer employment to your fill-in.  They are to understand that this person is only a fill-in for you and is not permitted to solicit your clients because he/she has a legal agreement with you to not do so.  Should they violate this, you will pursue legal means, etc.  You must protect your job as well as you can.     


You can also put in a contract that you have the first right of refusal to turn down work if the workload increases and the facility wishes to hire more staff.  Then they can't go behind your back and hire others without offering you the work first.  You have yourself covered at both ends this way.  I've done such contracts and they befuddle the client so much that they willingly agree to sign because it sounds like I know a whole lot more than they do.  Get a lawyer to draw something up so all your bases are covered. 


Being nice, honest--that has to do with character and it's wonderful if the people for whom you work are that way.  But in business, it's money that comes first.  The two are not incompatible but it seems these days they aren't often found together anymore.  Do a bullet-proof contract and give it to your clients in a very cordial but professional manner.  They will respect you for it.  Your business and income are every bit as valuable to you as theirs are to them and explain that to them as you hand over the contract for them to sign.  If they can't see that, you don't need to deal with them and move on.  Make the playing field level here and protect yourself.  You are a professional too!


Contracts
Your information regarding contracts is just what I need.  I never thought I would need to get so "formal" but just when you think you are in a comfort zone, you're not. Much appreciated!!!
IC Contracts - sm
I've got a question for those of you who service your own personal accounts.  I currently work as an IC for another company and I am getting ready to take on a bunch of radiology reports from one doctor.  (I'll work both places) I'm going to be paid by the page.  Have any of you asked for a contract for a guarantee of work, i.e. he will guarantee a certain number of reports a week?  What about contracts? Is there any place where I can download a contract and use it as a template for a foundation? Thanks guys.
contracts are all different SM
I've had contracts that span from year to year and then new ones are signed (if invited to stay on, sometimes they don't need the same amount of workers from year to year).

All of my contracts have stated some type of notice to be given as this could affect accounts if left short-handed. I give the MTSO forwarning, why not, it's called repect.

Also - contracts can be negotiated, you know. If there is something in there you don't agree with, call and discuss it. Ask questions.

Does anyone have a sample
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Here's a sample

Here's what part of one of my Autotext entries looks like.  It has fields in it that I can just jump to by pressing F11.


OBJECTIVE: Height: {x} feet {x} inches.  Weight: {x}. Temperature: {x}.  Blood pressure: {x}.  Pulse: {x}.


On your menu bar in Word, just go to Insert-->Field-->then choose which you want.  Personally, I just choose the one labeled Comments but then I change the "formula" part (will show up in gray, this particular one says "COMMENTS   * MERGEFORMAT" in it) to just an X so that Word doesn't automatically insert something I don't need. It's like a placeholder for me.


I'm sure you can customize it even more but this is sufficient enough for me right now.


 


and contracts...works for me 20+ yrs..nm
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Government contracts

Has anyone out there heard or looked into government contracts transcribing for VA hospitals - a friend called me today with this proposition - she said there were two places to look for work - one is called rsp.com and the other is fedbizops.com.  She put in a bid for a radiology account with 600,000 lines a month and said that she thought that would take two people.  I'm just trying to find out if this is legit or not.  I'm not wanting any extra work for myself, but this just sounds too good to be true.


 



Govt contracts... been there
done that.  I wouldn't do another one in a million years.  Most are one-year contracts with 4 one-year renewals (their discretion, no guarantee).  Their systems are mostly Dictaphone, some with VPN for voice.  Most of the cost is on you for anything connected to account such as C-phones.  The amount of paperwork and reports they wanted daily was overwhelming.  They call you every 10 minutes 24/7 with "need it right now" stuff.  The 2 facilities I did had about 75% ESL doctors that rotated in/out every few months -- especially if a military hospital.  Then, because it's posted on the web site who was awarded the bid, I started getting a lot of calls from offshore companies wanting to work on the accounts, asking me not to tell the contractor.  I also got a few calls from offshore companies asking if I would "front" for them and bid on contracts cuz they needed an American company to actually have the contract.  As of just a few months ago, you needed evaluation from D&B (your cost $250) and their required liablity insurance limits (varies with accounts).  You don't just go in and bid -- it's a process of applying to be a vendor first and filling out LOTS of tedious paperwork.  (My last contract was about 80 pages long to fill out).  If you miss one little thing in this paperwork, your bid gets bounced.  They do call all of the required references, and if you haven't done the VA contract volume before, it's not likely they will award you contract.  Getting paid took literally months - I was about broke and had borrowed money before I got my first check.   (We didn't do anything incorrectly for billing, just took that long cuz it sat on somebody's desk)  I'm sure others have had better luck - this was just our experience with these contracts.   I wish you better luck!
noncompete contracts
I emailed you back.
noncompete contracts

Yes the papers have been served. Seeking legal advice soon.  I don't really fear anything as I know we have done nothing wrong. It's just maddening that this person doesn't have anything better to do than to make other people miserable. She doesn't want to make her own money, she tries so hard to take other people's money. I swear, she works harder at trying NOT to work than she would actually have to work if she would just get a job! Get a job lady!


Noncompete contracts
Has anyone ever been sued for breaching a noncompete contract? Do you know what legal steps are involved? How do these things usually turn out? FYI: The contract was never actually breached.....but this former employer BELIEVES it has been and is suing several of her former employees. She owes one of us money (over $3,000.00) for back transcription. We HAD to quit...she wouldn't pay any of us. But the contract was not breached by any of us (probably by her - dirty hands clause - shady business practices, etc.) Any info would be greatly appreciated!
How many companies or contracts does everyone have.
It seems most Transcriptionist have to have more than one job.  I want to work for just one company but have always worked for two and three to make sure I had work if one was low.  Does anyone work for just one company ?
contracts and mergers

This can be tricky.  You need to have a lawyer look at the contract you made with the physician and see if you made a contract with him as an individual or the contract was made with his business and then see what can be done.  If it was made with his business, then you may be covered and be able to fight this more easily. 


I think you also need to know what the new contract for the merger covers -- are all previous services used by that physician automatically transferred over to the merged group?  If not, you may have been cut out of the deal.  OR, you may be included and they are not telling you.  Also, if you are not covered under the new arrangement, you may be able to go after him for expected income based on what your existing contract states with that physician.  You may be able to go after him personally for money owed. 


We're talking 6 months of income here as I see it.  Get a lawyer and go get what you deserve if there is any possible way--either by being retained by the new group or bringing charges of some sort.  Make sure the lawyer stipulates that THEY pay all legal costs involved.  They may be more willing to settle with you, give you what you want, rather than go through all this.  Stand your ground.  You are a business and don't let them cheat you.  There are a lot of things in contracts that a non-lawyer can't see but can very well be to your advantage. 


Good luck! 


contracts and security

Yes, the only real "comfort zone" is what is covered in a legal document.  There's your security to a certain extent.  That's not to say that will eliminate all problems, but it gives people an idea you're serious and professional about your servies and you don't expect to be taken advantage of.  Demand all that you want.   Then decide down the road how strictly you want to hold the other party to those demands. 


Think of how business people operate -- they argue at the conference table over clauses in contracts and then go play golf together the next weekend.  It's expected.  It's part of running a business.  Business is business, social is social.  Draw a line here between the two.  Be nice when you type a term paper for your neighbor's kid.  Be strict when you deal with clients. 


Anyone can challenge a contract or agreement, and sometimes you will lose or it won't be worth the fight to pursue it. Every situation is different.  That's why it's best to get the best attorney you can afford, the most experienced in this, to draw up that contract to begin with.  Obviously the clients for whom we work have their own lawyers and the money to pursue things.  But looking at the overall picture, it's just easier to give into your demands as a Transcriptionist than fight, especially if they really want to keep you which seems to be the case here.  If there is a disagreement and you walk, their work is going to get backed up until someone else is trained and up to speed (in most situations).  Who wants that hassle?  It's easier to give into your demands.  Lawyers aren't cheap for anyone, either side.


I'd sit down with these people and explain what they have done to you because they really may not realize how it is affecting you.  Be pleasant about it but firm.  Then have that contract ready and re-negotiate.  Tell them your lawyer has advised you to do this with every client you have and you are changing your way of doing things to protect your business.  Who can fault you for that?  It makes perfect sense.  Then you'll know where you really stand with them and you can make your decision to stay or move on.  And when you deal with anyone else, present the contract to them and make sure all parties understand what they are signing before you do one bit of paid work for them.   


One other tip:  This is not meant in any way to offend you, as I'm sure your sklls are good, especially if they asked YOU to find a replacement.  They assumed they would get someone just as good as you.  Don't do it.  Don't ever hire a fill-in who is equal to or better than you.  You want them to be exceedingly glad upon your return!!!  Doing this even puts you in a better bargaining position as far as rate increases in the future.  If you want to help out a friend, get her/him an account you don't want.  OR, hire them as a subcontractor for you so that they do not deal one-on-one with the client except to do the work.  They are not to be involved in any negotiations whatsoever.  But I still prefer hiring below your level of expertise.  It's better for you that way. 


Company Contracts

For those of you who work for MT companies, do you have to sign a contract regarding working for other companies as well?


Since supplemental income seems to be a big part for many, I am wondering if there is ever any problem with that.


Internship contracts
I am wondering if anyone has experience with companies requiring an internship contract that states that if the intern quits anytime within 2 years of signing that she will be charged $25 per hour in logged QA fees that could "potentially amount to thousands of dollars" (per contract). The starting line rate is decent, but there is no guaranteed increase, and advancement is at the discretion of the employer/mentor. Is this legal?
question about gov contracts.
Is it standard practice for a VA to 'sanitize' hard drives before paying up?
Getting MT contracts/subcontracting
Are there any MTs on this board who get their own contracts or subcontract directly from the MTSO that individual practices, hospitals, clinics, etc. contract with that would be willing to give me some pointers about getting my own accounts?  You may feel free to email me privately if you want.  Thank you in advance.
Contracts...wouldn't you think...sm
a contract signed between the MTSO and hospital or private practice would involve more legalities and red tape than a contract between an MTSO and your remote MT? I've worked for private practices and from what I've seen,they don't sign or do anything without involving an attorney. I also worked for one small MT company owned by someone I knew that didn't involve much more than a verbal agreement. Fortunately it worked out. Just a thought.
Giving out SS# for new contracts

Is there anyone else, besides me, who's very hesitant on giving out your social security # to new contracts?    Am I better off trying to get a Federal Tax ID # and using that instead?   


Sample reports............sm

YES....  www.mtbot.com


Just type surgical reports (or whatever you're looking for) in the search engine.  There are tons of reports in there. 


sample reports
THANKS SOOOOOOOOO MUCH! That's exactly what I needed!


Need a sample contract

I have searched, but not really found one I am totally happy with.  If anyone has a good IC contract, please email me or let me know a link.


TIA!!!


Sunny


Sample contract

Can someone please post a link of where I can find a sample contract. Looking to strike out on my own - need a contract to present to docs.


Thanks


I need a sample hip replacement...thanks nm
x
found a sample for you

SPECIMEN:



  1. Left breast biopsy
  2. Apical axillary tissue
  3. Contents of left radical mastectomy

GROSS DESCRIPTION:


Part #1 is labeled "left breast biopsy" and is received fresh after frozen section preparation. It consists of a single very firm nodularity measuring 3 cm in circular diameter and 1.5 cm in thickness, surrounded by adherent fibrofatty tissue. On section a pale gray, slightly mottled appearance is revealed. Numerous sections are submitted for permanent processing.


Part #2 is labeled "apical left axillary tissue" and is received fresh. It consists of two amorphous fibrofatty tissue masses without grossly discernible lymph nodes therein. Both pieces are rendered into numerous sections and submitted in their entirety for histology.


Part #3 is labeled "contents of left radical mastectomy" and is received fresh. It consists of a large ellipse of skin overlying breast tissue, the ellipse measuring 20 cm in length and 14 cm in height. A freshly sutured incision extends 3 cm directly lateral from the areola, corresponding to the closure for removal of part #1. Abundant amounts of fibrofatty connective tissue surround the entire breast, and the deep aspect includes an 8 cm length of pectoralis minor and a generous mass of overlying pectoralis major muscle. Incision from the deepest aspect of the specimen beneath the tumor mass reveals tumor extension grossly to within 0.5 cm of muscle. Sections are submitted according to the following code: DE - deep surgical resection margins; SU, LA, INF, ME - full thickness radial respectively; NI - nipple and subjacent tissue. Lymph nodes dissected free from axillary fibrofatty tissue from levels I, II, and III will be labeled accordingly.


MICROSCOPIC:


Sections of part #1 confirm frozen section diagnosis of infiltrating duct carcinoma. It is to be noted that the tumor cells show considerable pleomorphism, and mitotic figures are frequent (as many as 4 per high power field). Many foci of calcification are present within the tumor.


Part #2 consists of fibrofatty tissue and a single tiny lymph node free of disease.


Part #3 includes 18 lymph nodes, three from Level III, two from Level II and thirteen from Level I. All lymph nodes are free of disease with the exception of one Level I lymph node which contains several masses of metastatic carcinoma.


All sections taken radially from the superficial center of the resection site fail to include tumor, indicating the tumor to have originated deep within the breast parenchyma. Similarly, there is no malignancy in the nipple region, or in the lactiferous sinuses.


Sections of deep surgical margin demonstrate diffuse tumor infiltration of deep fatty tissues, however, there is no invasion of muscle. Total size of primary tumor is estimated to be 4 cm in greatest dimension.


DIAGNOSIS:



1. Infiltrating duct carcinoma, left breast.
2. Metastatic carcinoma, left axillary lymph node (1), Level I.
3. Lymph nodes, no pathologic diagnosis, left axilla, Level I (12), Level II (2), Level III (3).


I show them a sample
for example, when doing a proposal, I show them the industry standard, 65 char line.  I then take a pretty full page of transcription at Courier with 1 inch margins, and show them, for example, it is 80 lines at 11 cents per line, $8.80. Then I reformat the same exact report into their format, say Franklin bold condensed, and then it comes out to 46 lines. But the report is "worth" $8.80 and so the MT should make $8.80. And in order for her to be paid correctly, then $8.80 divided by 46 = 19 cpl for THEIR lines. So it's not 19 cents per line, it's 19 cents per THEIR line. When I bill, I bill it at 3560 lines at 19 cents per line and then underneath I put in Italics (Your line rate is 11 cents per line, it converts to 19 cents per line for condensed lines) or something to that effect...otherwise they forget their line rate is 11 cents per line.
here's a sample count
I created a large file with a batch of different op reports. The total # of pages was 2150.

I used Abacus to count the file. Here are the figures:

Total Lines (with spaces): 60,195

Tota Lines (without spaces): 50,760

Let's do the math at 9 cpl:
60,195 x 0.09 = $5,417.55
50,760 x 0.09 = $4,568.40
Difference: $849.15

You would need to bill $0.1067 cpl without spaces to make the same amount you would earn without spaces.

I feel that the only exception would be if you're a statutory employee. If that is the situation then you're only paying 50% of the SS tax, as opposed ot an independent contractor who pays 100% of it. If that is the case, then 9 cpl without spaces ain't all that bad.
Sample contract

Sample Contract
From Jennifer Martin, MT Monthly


This contract is made and entered into on _______(date) by _________(client) whose address is ____________ and _____________(your company name) whose address is ______________. In consideration of the mutual promises in this contract, the parties agree to abide by all the terms of this contact.


Contractor agrees to do the following: Medical transcription in accordance with client's documentation guidelines and forms. Services shall include: _______________________. Turnaround for transcription services shall be forty-eight (48) hours.


Pickup and delivery of the materials needed to complete this service will be made by the contractor, or his/her appointed courier, at the client's place of business at such a time agreed to by both parties. Contractor promises that the final product will be completed to the client's satisfaction.


For performing the work described above, client agrees to pay contractor the amount of ______ per line. It is agreed that sixty-five (65) characters constitutes a line.


Either party may terminate this agreement on not less than thirty (30) days' notice.


Confidentiality: As a contractor, it is my responsibility not to violate any confidence of the patient or their family through indiscriminate discussion pertaining to patients, their treatment, diagnosis, or progress. Erroneous and nonpublic information released by me shall result in legal liability. I understand and agree that all patient records and patient information are strictly confidential and will not make any disclosures.


Errors and Omissions Insurance: It is my policy that computer-authenticated or other artificial signatures generated by means other than the actual dictating physician's signature are not endorsed by me. Therefore, the doctors should proofread their transcription for document content, accuracy and quality control.


No changes shall be made in this agreement unless those changes are agreed to in writing by both contractor and client.


Here's another sample contract...

Transcriptionist (Contractor) - Subcontractor (other Transcriptionist or company) Contract


[Name of Contractor's Company]
[Contractor's Address]
[Contractor's Phone Number]


This completed document forms a contractual agreement between: ___________________________, referred herein as the Subcontractor, doing business at ______________________________________________, and the Contractor above so named.


The parties named herein desire a contractual business arrangement regarding the transcription of medical dictation and hereby agree:


1) Supplies provided to the Subcontractor by the Contractor that are a necessary requirement for the completion of work must be ordered by the Subcontractor from the Contractor or Contractor's client in a timely fashion such that the Subcontractor will not be without said necessities.


2) The Subcontractor is responsible for any supplies and equipment necessary to perform the contracted work. Furthermore, the Subcontractor is responsible for the upkeep of any machines or other equipment required to complete work and shall not let machines or equipment fall into disrepair, thereby affecting the Subcontractor's ability to perform work in the agreed manner and time.


3) The Subcontractor may only communicate with the Contractor's client in matters regarding the actual work of transcribing dictation for said client and may not communicate with said client regarding any matters concerning billing, pricing, or any other matter not pertaining to said work. In all communication with the Contractor's client, the Subcontractor shall identify themselves as agents of the Contractor and may not identify themselves as independent agents having their own business.


4) The Subcontractor agrees that patient and client confidentiality are of utmost importance. No work performed by the Subcontractor for the Contractor may be disposed of without first shredding said documents. The Subcontractor will set-up files and directories on computer(s) in such a way as to prevent unauthorized viewing, deleting, or copying. Said computer(s) will also be configured to prevent unauthorized use and will also employ security devices to prevent theft of said computer(s). No work shall be sent from the computer without it first being encrypted using a minimum of 128 bit encryption. No patient or client names will be stored by the Subcontractor in any form of database for use after termination of this contract. Regular back-ups of Contractor's Clients' work will be made in order not to forever lose the transcribed work.


5) Payment to the Subcontractor by the Contractor will be for completed work only. Payment will be made on a per-line basis at a rate of 0.__ per line with said line being 65 characters per line. Rush order payments will be the per-line rate plus 15% of the per-line rate. Any monetary penalties for late work imposed by the Contractor's client will be passed-on to the Subcontractor responsible for completion of that client's work, if the Subcontractor is responsible for said late work. The Subcontractor will have special labels on-hand at all times, of the type specified by the Contractor, should labels be required as part of completing work. The Subcontractor shall purchase these labels.


6) Invoices for payment for completed work must be submitted to the Contractor on the 14th (fourteenth) and 28th (twenty-eighth) day of each month. The Subcontractor must provide a separate invoice for each of the Contractor's clients with proof of work performed. The Contractor will pay the Subcontractor within 7 (seven) days of the Contractor being paid by the Contractor's client, except for weekends, holidays, and Acts of God.


7) Upon dissolution of this agreement, for whatever reason, machines, supplies, or equipment loaned to the Subcontractor by the Contractor, or the Contractor's client, must be returned to the Contractor or the replacement cost of said machines, supplies, or equipment will be deducted from outstanding monies owed by the Contractor to the Subcontractor. Should outstanding monies be insufficient to replace said unreturned machines, equipment, or supplies, the Contractor may still seek satisfaction under local laws and statutes of the Contractor's business domicile, or Subcontractor's business domicile, at the discretion of the Contractor.


8) At no time within 2 (two) years of termination of this contract may the Subcontractor approach or perform work for the Contractor's client in any form or manner, unless dealing with the Contractor as an agent. The Subcontractor may not accept any offer of work made by a Contractor's client, nor offer to provide services to a Contractor's client, either directly or by any other method or means, intended or unintended, that would disguise the client's identity, the Subcontractor's identity or would somehow obfuscate the relationship. No such relationship, including the Subcontractor working through or with another subcontractor, shall be allowed.


9) The contractor's name, logo, trade-mark or trade-marks, letterhead, and any other intellectual property of the Contractor shall remain exclusively as the Contractor's. The Subcontractor may only make use of these properties when acting as an agent of the Contractor. The Subcontractor may not act in such a way as to have others perceive them as actually being the Contractor and may not employ any device that would allow the Subcontractor to benefit from the Contractor's reputation.


10) The Contractor and Subcontractor must give written notice of at least 14 (fourteen) days of their desire to dissolve this contract. All outstanding work, finished work, loaned equipment, machines, or supplies, must be returned by the Subcontractor on the last day or prior to the last day of this notice. Within the life of the notice period, the Subcontractor is still bound to perform in accordance with this contract. Any substandard performance or inability to complete Contractor's clients' work by the Subcontractor in a timely fashion may result in the Contractor waving the notice period to save the Contractor's good business name. Any costs associated with premature dissolution of this contract in this regard may be deducted from the Subcontractor's final payment.


11) Breach of any part of this contract could result in the termination of this contract by the Contractor without notice to the Subcontractor. All normal clauses pertaining to dissolution of this agreement would then come into effect.


12) The Contractor reserves the right while under contract with the Subcontractor, and without formal notice, and without any explanation, to change or remove the Contractor's clients for whom the Subcontractor is performing work.


13) The Contractor cannot guarantee the quantity of work to be sent to the Subcontractor. The Subcontractor understands that the Subcontractor/Contractor relationship may depend in whole or in part on the relationship between the Contractor and the Contractor's client and understands fully therefore that loss of the client's work to the Contractor will be regarded by both parties as good and sufficient reason to thereby terminate the contract between the Contractor and Subcontractor.


The Subcontractor, ______________________________, agrees to honor and completely understands this contract, as confirmed with the Subcontractor's signature below.


}


____________________________________ }


Subcontractor or Authorized Person }


} Signed this ______ day of ______ in the year ______.


}


}


____________________________________ }


Contractor or Authorized Person }


}


Errors & Omissions Excepted


 


2000 ANSO Consulting Inc. & Medword Medical Transcription - www.medword.com


Here is a sample contract......

What I have done in the past when I wanted a raise is met the doctor halfway.  Keep in mind though that if you lower your rate, when will you ever get a raise?  :(


 


Transcriptionist-Physcian (or other Client) Contract



[Name of Transcriptionist's Company]
[Transcriptionist's Address]
[Transcriptionist's Phone Number]




This completed document forms a contractual agreement between: ___________________________, referred herein as the Transcriptionist, doing business at ___________________, and ____________________ herein referred to as the Client, doing business at _________________________.



The parties named herein desire a contractual business arrangement regarding the transcription of medical dictation and hereby agree:



1) Supplies provided to the Transcriptionist by the Client that are a necessary requirement for the completion of work must be ordered by the Transcriptionist from the Client in a timely fashion such that the Transcriptionist will not be without said necessities. If not supplied by the Client, the Transcriptionist is responsible for any supplies and equipment necessary to perform the contracted work.



2) The Transcriptionist agrees that patient and client confidentiality are of utmost importance. No work performed by the Transcriptionist for the Client will be disposed of without first shredding said documents. The Transcriptionist will set-up files and directories on computer(s) in such a way as to prevent unauthorized viewing, deleting, or copying. Said computer(s) will also be configured to prevent unauthorized use and will also employ security devices to prevent theft of said computer(s). No work shall be sent from the computer without it first being encrypted using a minimum of 128 bit encryption. No patient or client names will be stored by the Transcriptionist in any form of database for use after termination of this contract. Regular back-ups of Client work will be made in order not to forever lose the transcribed work.



3) Payment to the Transcriptionist by the Client will be for completed work only. Payment will be made on a per-line basis at a rate of 0.__ per line with said line being 65 characters per line. Rush order payments will be the per-line rate plus 15% of the per-line rate.



4) Invoices for payment for completed work will be submitted to the Client on the 14th (fourteenth) and 28th (twenty-eighth) day of each month with the Client providing payment within 5 (five) days of submission of said invoice.



5) Upon dissolution of this agreement, for whatever reason, machines, supplies, or equipment loaned to the Transcriptionist by the Client will be returned to the Client or the replacement cost of said machines, supplies, or equipment will be deducted from outstanding monies owed by the Client to the Transcriptionist. Should outstanding monies be insufficient to replace said unreturned machines, equipment, or supplies, the Client may still seek satisfaction by legal means.



6) The Client's name, logo, trade-mark or trade-marks, letterhead, and any other intellectual property of the Client shall remain exclusively as the Client's. The Transcriptionist may only make use of these properties when performing work for the Client.



7) The Client and Transcriptionist must give written notice of at least 14 (fourteen) days of their desire to dissolve this contract. All outstanding work, finished work, loaned equipment, machines, or supplies, will be returned by the Transcriptionist on the last day or prior to the last day of notice. Within the life of the notice period, the Transcriptionist will perform in accordance with this contract. Any substandard performance or inability to complete the Client's work by the Transcriptionist in a timely fashion may result in the Client waving the notice period. Any costs associated with premature dissolution of this contract in this regard, such as hiring another transcriptionist on short notice or at a higher rate, may be deducted from the Transcriptionist's final payment.



8) Breach of any part of this contract by either party could result in the termination of this contract by the offended party. All normal clauses pertaining to dissolution of this agreement would then come into effect.



The Client, ______________________________, agrees to honor and completely understands this contract, as confirmed with the Client's signature below.



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Client or Authorized Person }


} Signed this ______ day of ______ in the year ______.


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Transcriptionist or Authorized Person }


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Errors & Omissions Excepted


Sample Reports
Does anyone know a good site to go to for report samples?  I need a Neer procedure.  Any help would be appreciated!  Thanks in advance
sample dictation
I recently completed my course which used tapes.  I have my Bytescribe foot pedal, but I don't have any dictations to test it with.  Does anyone have a sample they can email me so I can test my pedal.
Sample Op Reports

This is a great site for sample op reports.


http://www.stedmans.com/AtWork/section.cfm/27



 


Anyone have any sample EKG reports

I will be starting a new Cardiology acct. I would appreciate any sample reports out there. I have googled and googled to no avail. I have done Cardiology, although it has been many years, but never procedure reports.


Thank you in advance.


Sample reports
Does anyone have any or know where I can get any samples of simulation notes, tandem and ovoid procedures, IMRT, IGRT, Sonarray (Rad Onc)?  I have looked on mtsamples.com and they do not have any samples of these.  Thanks.
And once you have a "good" sample,
SAVE A COPY for yourself in your own samples file.
Sample OR reports

Hello everyone!


Can anyone help with a site for sample OR reports particularly diskectomy?


 


Thank you!



More sample reports

Here are some more sites with op sample reports.


http://www.mtscribes.com/samples.html


http://medicaltranscriptionwordhelp.synthasite.com


 


I know other IC's who make it part of their contracts that if they are being let go, sm
they require XX notice; fill in the X's. I know one friend, who puts in her contracts that if they no longer need her services, she wants at least a 2 month notice and they signed it. This may protect you for this happening again in the future. If there is no signed contract between the two of you stating that she has to give you notice or vice versa, then it is an "at will" agreement and either party can end it at any time!
There are no long-term contracts
I've rented from them several times, both paying off items and giving some items back when I got something to replace it. You can expect to pay two to three times the price (if not more) for an item then if you just went and bought the item outright which to many sounds outrageous, but some of us don't have the money to fork over for more expensive items. I had a good experience with them each time I rented from them whether I kept something for the whole time or I turned the item back in.
IMO I dont think there should be those clauses in contracts...
This is a very competetive career plain and simple and the clients should be able to choose if they want someone else who is better and/or cheaper. Most importantly, most of the companies offshore anyway so if the client chooses to go with someone who doesn't and that person happens to have been with the previous service, the doctor should most definitely be able to!! Not to mention, I feel those services who put that in their contract are not very confident of their own service to have fear of losing clients. Maybe they should better their service to where they need not worry about it. This is of course a debatable issue and i am sure there are many points in both directions, but this is just MY opinion. No flaming intended.