Bill Sample / December 9, 2018 / Mabel Cooke
But we basically searched until we found a sample very simple contract and modified it for our use. For several years we told ourselves that it was fine and if it wasnt working out for the provider then it wasnt working for us either and we should move on and find new clients. It took us a long time to realize that in several situations our simple contract was actually the reason things were not working out. When you first start your medical billing business you have no idea of the things that can go wrong in a relationship with your clients so you do not know what needs to be included in a contract. Our first contract did not even specify the responsibilities of either the provider or ourselves. It is amazing we were able to find providers willing to sign our contract.
Contracts are kind of like insurance you dont need them until theres a problem. But when there is a problem its a relief to have one. There are really a lot of areas that you need to make sure you are covered in and a contract is really the only way to do that. When starting a medical billing business there are many things to think about and writing a contract is just one of them. There are many expenses in getting started and most of us just starting out dont want to spend our limited investment money on an attorney. So what do many of us do? We "google" sample medical billing contract and use what we think sounds good and make up a contract for our business. That can be a big mistake. Thats what we did sixteen years ago when we started our business except there was no "Google" then.
However if your in true document creation then you need something a little bit more detailed. Often clients are not entirely sure what they want. Sample business proposals are excellent in that they allow the client to see what their logo and letterhead will look like on different designs and thus allows the client several different options which makes the decision process that much easier. This also allows you to save time by not having to schedule endless meetings because the document is "just not quite right." Sample business proposals allow you to give your client a choice which moves the client along in the decision making process and will allow you to get a client signature to begin the work. It also allows you to complete the project very quickly taking into account the businesss specific look and feel as well as how they word their documents.