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Re: Proof for HIPAA
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2010, 08:21:55 AM »
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They really only want to see you HAVE a contract. 

Not true that they just want to see you HAVE a contract.......Mine had to be edited twice before they approved it.
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Re: Proof for HIPAA
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2010, 11:11:41 AM »
Some might call it legal "jargon" or "mumbo jumbo", but it isn't and I guess it depends on the quality of the business you have and your provider/clients. I've had providers go thorough my contract with questions and have always commented on thorough it is. It shows I've taken the time at great lengths to protect my business as well as their practice. That's how I see it. Most of the things I added to my contract over the years were due to learning the hard way. I do still think it's very unprofessional and irresponsible to give out OR download.
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Re: Proof for HIPAA
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2010, 11:16:32 AM »
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Mine had to be edited twice before they approved it.

Were they general terms, because a good attorney would have told you that the Dept of insurance is NOT a legal firm nor can they give legal advice. I can see if there were very basic and general things left out or a NJ state specific clause had to be added/revised (there's a few in NJ).  Also, I have different contracts for different clients, it's a "legal document" and they can't mandate "ONE" for general use.  I can't see how all clients are same, nor services rendered so how can you have one generic blanket contract?
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Re: Proof for HIPAA
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2010, 01:08:18 PM »
and I agree with you on the "download" Linda as far as using a "prototype" contract. I don't agree that people who don't have a lengthy contract don't have one that isn't of substance. I don't agree that because yours is longer that its BETTER. I don't agree that I think less of my business or don't go through what I need to in order to protect it based on the size of my contract. Like I said for newbies, we should let them know the caution of using a blanket contract, or any legal form, however NOBODY can state that if it isn't this long, its has loop holes. I have a very good contract, and its hardly 13 pages long.