Interpreting Services

Kathy MacMillan holds National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and has been interpreting full-time since 2005, with a broad range of experience in medical, theater, school, government, and community settings.

Rates:

  • Initial Fee: $110 (for the first 2 hours); $55 per hour for each hour thereafter
  • Theatrical Rate: $250 per performance

Policies:

Fee Calculation: An initial fee of $110 will be applied to all assignments. This fee covers up to 2 hours. After the second hour, time will be computed in 30 minute increments rounded up. Assignments completed prior to the scheduled completion time will be billed for the entire time originally requested.

Late Fee: Payment is expected within 30 days of invoice date. A late fee of $25.00 will be applied for every 30 days payment is past due.

Cancellations: Assignments cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice for any reason or due to a no-show by any of the consumers (hearing or deaf) will be billed for the total time scheduled including any applicable mileage.

Team Interpreters: For requests requiring more than 1 hour of continuous interpreting, a team interpreter may be required.

Mileage: Round-trip mileage will be charged according to the current IRS business mileage rate.

Early Arrival: Interpreter will be compensated for arrival at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled assignment to make the necessary preparation to establish communication, receive any necessary briefings, etc.

Estimation of Duration of Appointment: Every effort should be made to accurately estimate the duration of the assignment. For assignments extending beyond 2 hours with one interpreter as requested, the rate to extend beyond the 2 hours will be double, retroactive to the start time of the contracted time for the entire duration of the assignment. Underestimates may result in service suspension due to previous commitments. All time reserved for assignments shall be considered the contractual duration of the assignment.

Responsibility for Payment: Contracting agency is responsible for payment regardless of whether a patient’s insurance pays for this charge or not.

Collection Fees: Attorney’s fees and court costs will be added to the balance due if necessary to collect.

Proceeding with contractual agreement implies acceptance of terms.

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