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Check stubs - Posted By: gia

I am wondering how many here don't have their hours and lines posted on their checkstubs?  Am I just being paranoid or do you think this should be reported on them? 

DIT transcription - Posted By: mt

Anyone work for them or have any info?  I am thinking of applying, but can't find any information in searching.  I'd like to know how they are to work for, pay on time, direct deposit, types of accounts, management, etc.  Any information appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

All-Type - Posted By: Blessed (in disguise)

Regarding the post below on 02-26 about All-Type: I interviewed with them, along with 2 others, and actually chose another company simply because of All-Type's offshoring policies.  Later I questioned my own decision, thinking I should have accepted the offer with All-Type because of their great reputation. I was afraid had I passed up a great opportunity with them.  Well, apparently...NOT.  I'm sorry for what you current All-Typers are facing.  It's unfair and definitely unpatriotic.  Shame on them. 

Transhealth'ers...need some info on pay rate and how they are to work for....TIA - Posted By: Sara


Information on CardioScribes?? - Posted By: anon

Does anyone have current information on CardioScribes? Platform? Pay? QA? Scheduling? Benefits? Treatment of transcriptionists? I see they are advertising on the job board again and I am tempted. Any input greatly appreciated.

I was offered a job with DSG and it seems a lot of negativity on here. Is anyone happy there and - Posted By: LANMT

do all the accounts have this bad sound I hear so much about.  Since they use DQS if they are rerecording from another sound file they will get a very bad sound from that.  I do know that but you wouldnt think their own accounts would have that same bad sound. 

General Liability Insurance Question for other MTSO's - Posted By: sm

We are small and need to pick up general liability insurance for our company.  The MTs working for us are IC's.  Just wondering who everyone else uses? 

Landmark Transcription...any info on how they pay for radiology...sm - Posted By: Thank you!

By report or by line?  What is starting wage?  Enough work?  Nice company?


VA Transcription? - Posted By: Curious

Hi!  Can someone please provide some insight as to VA transcription?  Is there much of a difference between VA and clinic?  Any iinfo appreciated.


Medware new accounts - Posted By: Mting

Does anyone know if the acute care accounts Medware are adding will include radiology?

Does Diskriter do ASR? nm - Posted By: ty


MDI-MD or Landmark? - Posted By: JustMe

I am looking for a company that uses Bayscribe and I know that both of these companies do.  Has anybody gone to work for MDI-MD or Landmark who can tell me what there is to know about either company, good, bad, etc.?  If you had your choice, which one would you choose and why?  TIA.

DocuMed - Posted By: JK

I was recently offered a job with DocuMed.  Does anyone have any experience with them, either good or bad   Thanks

KS insurance - Posted By: MI MT

Whatever happened with KS insurance, did they find a decent policy that was more reasonably priced?  I know they were looking a few months back. 

Probity, anyone work for them? - Posted By: Bill Clinton


Need some advice on getting my own accounts - Posted By: TJ

This may be a dumb question but how does one go about getting your own accounts.  Maybe some feedback from someone who has already done it would be helpful.  Tx.  Feel free to e-mail me.

MDI versus MedScribe versus SoftScript versus Transsolutions versus TransHealth. SM - Posted By: MissouriMT

I'm getting ready to start applying and these are the companies that I'm looking at.  So give me the low-down.  Good, bad, India?

Here are my criteria:

9 cpl or better

Does NOT send work to India

Good accounts with at least 50/50 of ESL versus American dictators

Consistent work flow - no downtime or time spent waiting for work

Upper management should be professional, positive, and encouraging.

Pay for lines WITH spaces.

Is there such a job out there or am I just dreaming?  If there are other companies other than the ones I listed that would fit the bill, please feel free to let me know. I tested with TransHealth and I felt like I tanked.  It was a hard test and I had to use the mouse to stop and start the dictation as it was online test and you couldn't download the voice files.  So that made it a lot more difficult.  One of the dictators was cutting himself off through the report and I had to leave some blanks.  I'm very frustrated with this whole process of looking and testing.  Are all the tests like that?  Or are there companies that allow you download the test files and transcribe them using your pedal and software?  Ugh!  I am just so frustrated and discouraged.

Thanks for any helpf.

Regarding line rate? - Posted By: needtoknow

I know I probably should know this but is .005 cpl half of a penny, .01 cpl 1 penney or some type of tenth of a penny, also what about .015 cpl. 

MD-IT anyone? - Posted By: MT

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OSI definately needs their own board - Posted By: Pat

OSI comments take up almost all the space here. Sure am glad I don't work there. Heck there are a lot of people with beefs about them and I tend to beleive most of them cos you sure don't find a lot of argument with them.  

Is everyone that is job hunting finding jobs available with all the MTs moving around right now. I - Posted By: PAMT

am thinking of looking but not sure of the job market right now.

sick of working for crappy companies? - Posted By: Emily

I have been thinking about starting my own company. I have done some research and it looks like all I really need is an FTP site, handhelds (that the doc's purchase themselves), and to get accounts. If anyone is interested in doing this with me let me know...or if anyone has any other information on starting a company input would be appreciated!

Why are we working as IC's and the companies are making profits off of us? Let's cut out the middle man and make the money we deserve!!

My idea is that a bunch of us get together and create a business. We put together a good sales letter...we all do our part in mailing these letters out, i.e., finding accounts.. We decide how much we want to charge per line, (I believe the going rate is around 11-14 cents a line).

These are just some ideas....Anyone interested??

Not enough work! - Posted By: Sasha

I am a newbie, have only been working my first job for a few months, and was very happy with the company.  But now they say they have NO work for me, for a least a couple of days!!  This has never happened before, and I am wondering if I should start looking for a new company, even though I don't have much experience, or if this is just a temporary glitch.  Are there any companies where this never happens?  Thanks.


TT time card question - how precise? (sm) - Posted By: NN

Log sheet has several in and out slots, but what do you do for example a telephone call from the school that took 10 minutes. You were in the middle of a report so you couldn't sign off, do you note this too as well as lunch breaks or longer breaks?  Don't want my time sheet to show I worked more than 8 hours when I actually didn't. 

How do you all do it? 

Medware - how many lines average? - Posted By: Lisa

Can anyone who works for Medware tell me what your average line counts are?  Can you get good line counts with them?



Anyone using the Command platform - Posted By: amj

Is anyone using the Command platform with any company?  If so, any info on this is helpful. Thanks amj

MedScribe insurance info? - Posted By: tylermt

Can anybody tell me if the insurance at Medscribe is any good?  Any idea of their per line pay rate for radiology?  Debating on submitting resume.  TIA!

Smartscripts - Posted By: mtmom46


I searched the archives and there was not much information on this company.

Can anyone who currently works for Smartscripts or have in the past share any information on them - good or bad?


Has anyone worked with PDA? - Posted By: Any Info??

Professional Dictation Associates...Has anyone worked for this transcription company and have any helpful information about being employed/contracted with them?  Thanks in advance.

Verbatim nonsense! - Posted By: Lee

Thuh patient ah, um, ah presented ah came in ah today with a complaint of ah um left-sided headache, a headaches of a daily basis, um.........(shuffle through some papers or something).....um -  Comment:   So when they say verbatim don't we have to use common sense?  He had a hysterectomy, and that 5-year-old quit smoking last year.  Duh.......Verbatim accounts simply wear me out!!  Do they want it verbatim because they think they are saving money or what?  Ending sentences in prepositions, mixed tenses, no conjunctions or prepositions, etc.  A punctuation nightmare!!  Also their insisting on using acronyms, which have multiple meanings.  Am I alone out here?  I am so tempted to type something just once exactly, I mean exactly, as dictated.

Osi - Posted By: wondering

Is this a good company to work for?  TIA

Anyone work for Med-Scribe - Posted By: pony

Good or bad please.  Just changed companies and hate it time to shift and go elsewhere again   Really getting tired of the promises these companies make and don't follow through... Any help greatly appreciated

Comments about CyMed? - Posted By: me

Considering them.  Need info.

For SuzieQ - Posted By: amphionmt2

I am glad that you have been informed about Amphion for a while, but I have been with them for 3 years and knew nothing about a layoff until this message board.  I still would be interested in the source of this info.  Yes, there were discussions by the CEO about slow work, etc. and I know that people were asking about unemployment recently and how to collect but I do not recall anyone mentioning a layoff of employees.   Can anyone out there get to the bottom of this.  It would be nice to have a head's up if this is going to happen to plan ahead.

No nm - Posted By: mlstoo


Any current info on Med-Scribe? They're hiring and all I can find on here is from 2004. Thx! - Posted By: Name withheld to protect myself


Any feedback on Keystrokes of IL? nm - Posted By: Lookey-Loo

No message.

Any info, good & bad, about Medtrans Unlimited, Austin,TX?nm - Posted By: Wondering MT

Thanks for any info, pay rates, program, good & bad in general.  I searched the archives but didn't find much info. 

AccuTran Global - Posted By: Sammers

Does anyone know anything about this company???

Looking for a reputable company, preferably to do op reports..sm - Posted By: MT with 30 years experience

I am currently with a company with whom I have been happy for the last few years but things seem to be changing. My account has been overstaffed and I have spent the last 45 minutes trying to dial in to my account but all lines are busy.  Starting out the day with this level of frustration is not healthy and for this reason along with others I may need to make a change. Can anyone give me any ideas of stable companies with plenty of work and good pay that do not require weekend work?  I have 30 years acute care experience and prefer op notes but am open to clinic work too. I try to do 1800-2000 lines a day, care about my work product and am a very reliable employee.  I simply need to make some steady money!  Thanks for any help or advice offered. 

TransTech- what is considered - Posted By: part time? Full time?


Is the holiday lull over at TransTech? - Posted By: NM


Accepted an IC Position- Looking for Some Info/Help - Posted By: Me

Hello! I hope I've got this on the right board (if not, please e-mail and advise me of where it would be better posted). I've just accepted a position as an Independent Contractor, and I would like some input on what this really entails as far as deducting taxes and social security. How do you determine what amount to take out, when/how do you pay those taxes? If I was eligible for a tax refund as an employee, will I be eligible for a tax refund as an IC? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Execuscribe.. any recent info - Posted By: How do you..

Look up past messages that are current?  All I get on  Search are from 2004 and 2005.  Any recent info appreciated.  THANKS!!!!!

My pay was always on Fridays! - Posted By: TT PAY--deposit workings

Not trying to stir the pot, but I felt bad for the attack on the original poster.  I have been with TT for over a year, and my pay, with the exception of my first check which was Fedex'd, has indeed been in my checking account by 7 a.m. on Friday EVERY single pay period until this past week.  SOI used automated payroll data processing, which is electronic.  Funds are transferred electronically using up to date data processing software and technology, so depending on the bank, and how up to date it is with such technology, your pay could be very well be in earlier than the actual pay date.  If the payor does not stipulate do not deposit before such and such a date, the bank can and often will deposit on receipt of transmission.  For those banks or credit unions who do not use up to date technology, a paper check would be sent (gag).  Believe it or not there are banks and credit unions that still operate this way.  You can tell how technologically current your bank or CU is by writing a local check through a local business and seeing how fast it or slow it clears, either overnight, or a bit longer, like 2 or 3 business days. 

Has anyone heard of TransPortal Transcription in North Carolina? (sm) - Posted By: Old MT

Any info about steady accounts, benefits, flexible scheduling from anyone who may work there would be greatly appreciated.  TIA.

Can anyone please tell me what companies hire p.r.n. status? Cleary, I'm going to need a backup - Posted By: Worried MDIer

plan through all this BEFORE Jan. 1st.  Thank you!

TransHealth - Posted By: ks

Does anyone have recent info on TransHealth? The pay offered? Any info would be appreciated.

eScription - Posted By: m

Can anyone tell me which companies use eScription?



Transolution in IL - Posted By: Jessica

Anyone ever heard of this company? Any info you have pros/cons would be greatly appreciated. I've been offered a couple of jobs with different companies. If you have any suggestions about great companies to work for please let me know. TIA.