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    ASTM E1959-05(2011)

    Standard Guide for Requests for Proposals Regarding Medical Transcription Services for Healthcare Institutions (Withdrawn 2020)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM E1959-05(2011) | Developed by Subcommittee: E31.15


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This guide covers recommended guidelines to healthcare institutions for the development and issuance of requests for proposals (RFPs), as well as guidelines for medical transcription service organizations (MTSOs) responding to requests for proposals. It does not purport to address all of the legal aspects of the RFP, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this guide to establish appropriate legal guidelines prior to use.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics, this guide was withdrawn in January 2020 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers recommended guidelines to healthcare institutions for the development and issuance of requests for proposals (RFPs), as well as guidelines for medical transcription service organizations (MTSOs) responding to requests for proposals. It does not purport to address all of the legal aspects of the RFP, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this guide to establish appropriate legal guidelines prior to use.

    1.2 It is appropriate for healthcare institutions to issue RFPs from time to time or at regular contractual intervals for the purpose of facilitating the process of contracting for medical transcription services.

    1.3 It is anticipated that both a commercial contract for services and a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement will be based upon the responding proposals submitted to the RFP.



    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1384 Practice for Content and Structure of the Electronic Health Record

    E1762 Guide for Electronic Authentication of Health Care Information

    E1869 Guide for Confidentiality, Privacy, Access, and Data Security Principles for Health Information Including Electronic Health Records

    E1902 Specification for Management of the Confidentiality and Security of Dictation, Transcription, and Transcribed Health Records

    E2117 Guide for Identification and Establishment of a Quality Assurance Program for Medical Transcription

    E2184 Specification for Healthcare Document Formats

    E2344 Guide for Data Capture through the Dictation Process

    Other Documents

    AAMT Book of Style, Second Edition, 2002

    American Association for Medical Transcription (A 2005 Available from American Association for Medical Transcription, www.aamt.org.

    Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA) Available from Medical Transcription Industry Association, www.mtia.com.

    Public Law 1004-191


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1959-05R11

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    ASTM E1959-05(2011), Standard Guide for Requests for Proposals Regarding Medical Transcription Services for Healthcare Institutions (Withdrawn 2020), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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