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Anyone ever worked for LabCorp as a pathology transcriptionist, etc.

Posted By: mtt on 2009-04-09
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Would be interested to know about their benefits.  I have been offered a position as a Lead Support Transcriptionist and pay range is from 16 to 22 dollars per hour and they mention a whole lot of benefits on the website.  I know, I can ask them in a couple days, but am so anxious, just thought I would though the question out to see if anyone would respond.

By the way, LabCorp still has in-house transcription, so if your'e looking for work at a company try them.  If you have done acute care, you can do pathology.  I am an acute care transcriptionist myself.  They also have laboratory assistant jobs if your'e just tired of transcription as a whole.  I believe they start at about 13 an hour.

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Anyone ever worked for LabCorp as a pathology transcriptionist, etc.

Would be interested to know about their benefits.  I have been offered a position as a Lead Support Transcriptionist and pay range is from 16 to 22 dollars per hour and they mention a whole lot of benefits on the website.  I know, I can ask them in a couple days myself, but am so anxious, just thought I would throw the question out to see if anyone would know firsthand.

By the way, LabCorp still has in-house transcription, so if your'e looking for work at a company, try them.  If you have done acute care, you can do pathology.  I am an acute care transcriptionist myself.  They also have laboratory assistant jobs if your'e just tired of transcription as a whole.  I believe they start at about 13 an hour.  I think your'e keying in accession numbers to the specimens submitted.

Is $15.00 an hour good pay for pathology transcriptionist at a LabCorp
with bennies, working in-house?
Is $15.00 per hour with excellent benefits good pay for a pathology transcriptionist
There is an ad in my local newspaper for this position, and I am considering applying.  It doesn't mention anything about incentive, so I doubt that there is any, but the way the transcription industry is going, I think this may be my best shot for the next 15 years.  As I turned 50 yesterday and looking to retire at 65.  They have pension plan and 401K with match, long and short term disability.
Not fishy. Just a transcriptionist who has worked for
2 companies which did not count correctly and after having done a minute to line comparison finding that the present job is not counting correctly either. Perhaps the wording is awkward. Should have asked who counts lines with a correct line to minute ratio. And you know what that means if you have been in the business long enough.
I love doing pathology, but it is hard to find a position for working at home. Gross pathology is
easy, descriptive typing.  Microscopic is a little more difficult, but once you get the terminology down, it goes really quickly.  I also found it easy to get lines in with pathology.  If you've done acute care, you should not have a problem with the transition, IMHO. 
Not as a transcription service, but I did work with them as an office nurse as few years ago. Was not impressed with their operation. However, that was just the lab portion. Have no idea about trans area.
LabCorp has HQ in Burlington, NC, though they

have offices all over the US. 

Where do the pathology MT's
work who are being pd  cpl.  You say this like this is standard. I have never heard this.  Can you be more specific?
hey all.............anything happening in the world of pathology?  any at home positions with this field out there?  any hospitals hiring in pathology department?  just wanted to kick this one around.......................thanks
I would love to know where in MQ the path gets done; would love to transfer there. Info?

I would like any and all opinions and comments on how to go about getting pathology accounts as an IC working on-site.  How much would you charge?  What are the good markets (city, state, etc).  Would you stay local or go national?  Is this a good specialty to get into, is the work and accounts stable?  Ok, thanks all!

RE: Pathology
In my opinion, the nature of patholgoy transcription, especially histological, which is dictated in two parts (micro, gross), necessitates it is done on-site/in-house, and in the area where I currently live, all hospitals do not outsource this portion of their transcription; done in either pathology laboratories or within a hospital itself. Again, my opinion only.
I'm in northwest indiana, just outside of chicago....
For many years I was an IC who worked at home for the path department of a huge teaching hospital. It worked out very well.
I would love to know companies that need pathology transcriptionists.  I have 12 years experience in pathology and LOVE IT!  I am currently doing cardiology because I can't find a pathology experience.  I would love if it someone could tell me who needs pathology transcriptionists!
I live in Georgia.
I'm very curious; why do pathology MTs get 13 cpl,
unfortunately radiology and pathology
will see a great decline in the number of MTs mainly due to voice recognition. A lot of companies that are developing VR platforms are focusing on these two specialties since they tend to be more monotonous than your basic acute care dictation. I also personally think that hospitals are now starting to oursource their radiology and patholgoy work more now because of this and to cut back costs.
Pathology transcription
I was wondering if you would be willing to tell me who you worked for at home doing pathology transcription? I would really like to get back into but not many jobs available.
Donna Hunt
spheris pathology
Does anyone here work for Spheris doing pathology? How is it?
Anyone do Pathology for SmartMed?
I'm sure it has been asked 100 times but any company have pathology?
Andrews School....radiology & pathology
I called Andrews School today just to see what they had to offer.  The person I talked to said that radiology is like pathology and is typically done in-house.  She also stated that in about ten years that radiology AND pathology will be eliminated departments in most hospitals if not all.  What struck me though was her surprise when I told her that radiology is done by many at-home medical transcriptionists.  I beg to differ with this lady because on the MTJobs.com board, I always see companies looking for at-home radiology medical transcriptionists, and quite frequently mind you.  I would like some feedback about this please.  Is this lady talking out of her ear (and I think she is.)  Do you think radiology AND pathology will be eliminated as departments in the future?  Is your opinion that radiology is frequently done by at-home medical transcriptionists?  And what is everybody's opinion of Andrews School?  Personally I think they are incredibly expensive.  She quoted me 3800 bucks for the course with a minimum deposit of 1000 dollars.  And she didn't seem too worried about quality but rather my typing speed and how quick I could get through the course.  Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
Acute care versus pathology

I did pathology transcription for 13 years and have been doing acute care for 8 years now.  Pathology can be very detailed, especially in the hospital surgical setting where you have a lot of surgeons performing every type of surgery imaginable.  The specimens run the entire anatomical gamut.  If you are going to be doing pathology in a laboratory setting, such as LabCorp, your work will be repetitious and you should be able to use many macros. Also remember, in pathology you will have no meds and no equipment to research.  In the hospital surgical setting, you would have more detailed anatomy dictation than a typical hospital OP note, but you will not have this in the typical laboratory setting.  Pathology reports are also completed in stages that are dictated days apart, and that is the biggest difference between them and medical records type work, in my opinion.  If you have been successful in doing acute care for any length of time, you will be able to do pathology and do it very well.  My concern would be that you would become bored with the work.  In a lab setting you will probably be doing lots and lots of prostate and skin biopsies, and biopsies taken from EGDs and colonoscopies.  Best of luck in whatever you decide to do.  :)

That's ridiculous. If you have ever typed a pathology report

you would know that.  It is sometimes a double process, typing the gross and then going back in and typing the microscopic. 

I cannot fathom how anyone could offer so little money for those type reports as the terminology is extremely technical. 

Do you get paid for grosses, then again for the final pathology? sm
Do you want to be a transcriptionist or
or do you want to be a voice recognition editor?  Because they are moving to get as many accounts on VR as they can and when they do they'll pay you about half of whatever line rate they promise you to do the VR.  Make sure you ask because nobody ever told me this was the plan when they hired me.
Are you a transcriptionist or do you
Just curious.  I QA for them and have no work either.
If you are already a transcriptionist
I'm not sure I understand your post.  If you are already a transcriptionist, then why don't you just start applying to online companies on the job seeker's board.  If you work full-time then you should make at least 25,000.00 per year as long as you are dedicated and can work independently.  Why not ask the psych doctor if you can do his/her work from home as a side job.  If I were you, I'd skip the training and start applying now for an online job.  What have you got to lose? 
Just saw an ad for a transcriptionist to (sm)
to go in and type for the doctor as he was in the room with the patient, doing the standardized, pretext formats.
A transcriptionist should at the very least
know the difference between your and you're.
EMR Transcriptionist
Those are some of the duties that I'll be responsible for starting next month when we turn everything over to EMR.
Keystrokes has an ad for a pathology transcriber on the job seekers board. sm
Is Pathology easy to do? I have 8 years in acute care but have never done pathology or radiology and might be interested in a change.
Acute Care versus Pathology.... After 28 years as an

acute care medical transcriptionist, and working from home the past 7 years, I have decided to go back out in the workforce.   I have an interview on Monday with LabCorp as pathology transcriptionist.   After almost 30 years in the medical transcription profession, and at age 50, I am facing no retirement benefits, no health insurance, no sick time or holiday or vacation time.   I know it's a little late to wake up and smell the coffee, but I figure in the next 15 years, I may have a little retirement to look forward to.      Anyone working for LabCorp know anything about the benefits?

There, no there is a smart transcriptionist
Keep running away from SS.
just stay as transcriptionist
don't go into editing as the pay structure for that is a rip off mostly
Unionized Transcriptionist?
Is this just so overwhelming to think about.  Plummers, carpenters, auto workers, healthcare workers, nurses, teachers, etc. have managed to unionize and demand fair pay and treatment.  Am I the only person who has ever had this thought?  Why do so many MTs resign themselves to less than fair wages and benefits for a skill that is in such high demand?  Tell me what you think.  Just curious. 
Transcriptionist friends
To NM: The server wouldn't let me email you. I would love to have a fellow transcription friend!
Any KS transcriptionist know about holiday pay.
I have to work Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
EMR Medical Transcriptionist?

Ok, just as we thought our jobs were being replaced with EMR, VR, offshore, etc, I found this on Craigs list with the headline Medical Transcriptionist -

1. Transcribe medical dictation into CareTracker Electronic Medical Record Template.
2. Data entry of patient medication & allergy history into EMR.
3. Review of patient history from chart and enter into EMR.
4. Capture charges from dictation and enter into CareTracker.
5. Work with EMR implementation team with suggestions or changes.

1. Compile electronic health record from paper charts.
2. Transcribe medical dictation into electronic health record template.
3. Manual entry of patientís medication and allergies from the paper chart into the electronic health record.
4. Get physician approval of medications entered.
5. Follow up with doctor with incomplete dictation.
6. Cross training of new staff assigned.
7. Performing other duties as assigned.

This certainly doesn't sound like EMR is all it is cracked up to be if this is what it takes to get the record on the chart.

I was under the impression that the transcriptionist, as well
as the MTSO were not held liable, that it was whoever signed the final product (in theory, they proof it before they sign it). It is the physician's dictation, how can the MTSO or MT be held responsible if they transcribe incorrectly dictated test results, physical exam findings or anything else re: the patient?
DO NOT BELIEVE "BEWARE" - she obviously was a disgruntled transcriptionist - sm
I have been transcribing for four years for them. Have a large account, and only a couple of times in four years have I had a very slow period (maybe lasting a week or so) where the work was low - but as anyone would know, hospital admissions usually go down in the summertime, docs go on vacations, etc.

They do have a couple of accounts that the HOSPITAL is absolutely picky about, i.e. they want the commas and the periods and the hyphens where they belong and they want the report spelled CORRECTLY. But a hospital has EVERY RIGHT to expect that from a transcription vendor. Maybe "beware" was on one of these accounts and just doesn't know how to transcribe!!
Every single transcriptionist should QUIT.

Right now -- before they have the chance to use your talent and blood and sweat to perfect the VR that they will then send offshore.  You can bet they will quit YOU once their foot is firmly in India.

I hope every single transcriptionist

who is laid off files FOR UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.  If there was ever a time UC is warranted, it is for situations like this.  I believe the employer is responsible for paying this in most, if not all, states.  I also believe your benefit is based on your income over a certain number of quarters, so the more you earn, the higher your benefit.

Publicizing what this so-called *employer* is doing might help bring the matter to the public's attention, especially when politicians brag about how wonderful the American economy is. 

It is Certified Medical Transcriptionist sm
as described by AAMT (American Association for Medical Transcription). You receive this by taking a test with AAMT. In the late 70s or early 80s when AAMT first came about, if you had 2-3 years experience (I can't remember which) you could become a CMT by grandfathering in and not taking a test. I knew folks who grandfathered in who had only done radiology and could not do acute care at all. I didn't think that was fair at all. I am not sure how they do it now, but I think they may have a certification for different types of transcription i.e., radiology versus acute care. I remember I was 6 months short of the experience to grandfather in and I paid to take the test.

You must have so many continuing education credits in a prescribed period of time to keep your certification or you will have to take the test over. There are lots of ways that you can get CECs, sometimes by reading certain articles that qualify etc.

I kept mine for about 12 years but they kept going up on the price so much every year I finally just let it go. There are some places that pay a little more for CMT status, but not many. It really and truly is not worth the money you pay out. I don't mean to sound pessimistic, but don't waste your money.
Certified Medical Transcriptionist.
psych transcriptionist info-sm

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