Hospital at home now.
Posted By: TiredoldMT on 2006-06-09
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Please forgive me but I really need to vent. I think I am at my lowest now. I have worked in local Hospital Radiology dept. for 10 years and was told I must work at home, or no job. I must provide high speed internet and pay for it, I provide space in my home and desk and chair, must show proof that my homeowner's policy will cover their computer equipment, and must show picture of area in my home showing a door for HIPAA compliance, they say. I get 9 cents per line, only what I type, one line each for headers and footers. They won't tell me how they determine a line, they won't say if macros and normals are included. I went to personnel and they say my department head determines what and how she pays and they won't interfere. I have a one year old mortgage so can't say no, and my pay is down to 8-9 dollars an hour, and that is before I deduct what I have to pay to work at home. When I told my supervisor that the new program they put in is not Transcriptionist friendly, she said, no it's not, it is mainly designed for Voice Recognition. I can't check my lines, they give me a paper with total lines for the last two weeks on it with my paycheck. I feel abandoned and abused. I called local labor board and they said if I was getting minimum wage and overtime pay as required by law, then I should be thankful I have a job!
I am about to default on my mortgage, and have three kids to worry about too. Can it get any worse than this?
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hospital vs at home
i would love to work at a hospital again. i've been working from home for not quite 2 years now, and the ONLY advantages for me are the hours that i work and being able to be close by in case of a family emergency. and of course, the price of gas.
other than that, i now understand why all the people i know who tried working from home went back to their in office jobs. the pay was so much better, you have contact with people who will answer your questions, most of the time you know your dictators, or at least have the same few, and if you have questions you can actually walk up to them or call them and ask them. at home jobs just leave you clueless and payless, basically. thats just my experience obviously. lots of folks love working from home.
Hospital versus At Home
The hospital I work for has finally said I could work at home. I am wondering if there are experienced people that can tell me the cons of working at home. I am looking forward to it but need to know if I need certain things and what kind of books to buy.
I work at home as IC for hospital...
Stay put. After 10 years of working at home for this hospital with no raise, I decided to venture out and try other MTSOs. Good thing I kept my hospital job. I usually do 200-250 lines an hour with the hospital but other MTSOs I was down to 120-150. Mostly it is the different dictators and I can't stand leaving blanks so I would listen over and over to try to get them. Then the styles of what this one wants and what that one wants also differs tremendously. Stay where you are and maybe talk to the hospital about possibly doing at least some days at home.
At-home hospital jobs
Does anyone know of any hospitals that let you work remotely as a full-time employee with benefits? Thanks!!
At-home hospital jobs
I have 12+ years of experience in most medical fields. I am in the Fort Collins area.
I work for a hospital at home also. sm
Fortunately, our hospital has the team approach. I am an IC for the hospital and my workload is the same as if I was an in-house employee. I see the entire work queue just as they do and we work first in-first out and abide by TAT. Not all facilities treat you like a second-rate citizen. There are wonderful people and well run hospitals out there to work for at home. You just need to seek them out.
I work as a hospital employee at home
I'm moving to Hawaii!!! Here in PA our hospital sent the MTs home but
they must do 100 minutes a shift. They also have to go to meetings once a month at the hospital which they do not get paid for, then have to go home and make up that time. Pay isn't that great either.
Is there really any way I can go wrong to accept at-home hospital job?SM
My national seems to be losing ground as we have had DD taken away effective August 1 and already had had our 401k discontinued about 2 years ago. I had said I would stay with the national until I actually did not have a job anymore. However, there is an at-home hospital job open fairly nearly to where I live. I'm making pretty good money with the national (although not nearly as much as about 3 years ago for various reasons), and so I'm wondering if it is pretty much always a good thing to go with a hospital job working at home if possible. I know they provide all equipment but I'm not sure abut the line rate. Minimum production is I think 1275 lines per day. Not sure about incentive (I know this will be a big factor here, as well as line rate) but all overtime is approved and has been for several years. I talked with the transcription manager earlier when the position first came open but we didn't talk specifics about pay. I also am pretty sure I could get a job with a national any time also - I have 29 years of experience and am a CMT. Any comments?
I went and got my own hospital account, at home, IC status. nm
Anybody work at home for a Louisville area hospital?
Would you mind saying who and what it is like?
THE absolute best job for me was at home hospital empolyee, production. sm
If they only knew the money they would be saving cutting out the MTSOs and hiring direct with, like you said, one or two in house to supervise.
I predict (okay, I'm praying, or meditating, or universing, or using the Secret for) the day to come through some major MTSO/OFFSHORE FUMBLE that will cause this evolution in our favor.
Oh, antie Em...health insurance again!
My last hospital did offer home-based employee positions. sm
They paid the employee positions by the hour with incentive and IC positions by the dictated minute.
It still was not as lucrative for me as my national position.
What works for one, however, may not work for others.
It is all about personal needs and opinions! Bully for you!!! :)
I was paid by the hour to work from home for a large hospital. nm
I have a friend working in a hospital and she is looking for a company from home as an employee.
Would anyone care to recommend a good company?
The only difference is we are at home and doc is hunted down by the hospital/client's staff
after we or our QA submit it with a blank.
It is a phone call away at times. This is not as anonymous as ADHI would like. Doctors these days need assistance by qualified MTs as it appears to me there are many with ADD. That is time consuming when dictating. And errors are deadly.
You all have a point. I forget how this at-home thing works. I used to work in-house at a hospital.
and... we got paid extra for working holidays and even weekends and evenings. I am new to this at-home thing and it's pretty disappointing. I think I'm back to the hospital..
Like I said - it depends who you work for. I work for a hospital at home - not a company. nm
In the early days, MedQuist said working at home was a benefit, therefore at-home sm
employees did not receive as many benefits as those working in-house. As I believe, it was something like at-home employees got 3 days off a year versus 10 days for the in-office employees -- WHAT?!!! I told them it made no sense to me, since by working at home I was saving them money -- no need to provide office space, equipment, references, utilities, etc. -- yet I get shafted. I was only part-time when they took over the previous company with their great policies, and I told them to kiss where I can't.
Diskriter off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital
Jewish is the main hospital, St. Mary's is another hospital under their management. (nm)
First for hospital, then outsourced still on same hospital work
and believe it or not, the hospital was so much easier. Had worked at the hospital for 11 years before they outsourced and then worked another 3+ years for the company they outsourced to. What a difference! The company had so many rules and regulations you could hardly keep up with them all, thousands of them, on the same account, mind you. The higher ups would not leave you alone, constant IMs about any and all. I have gotten to the age where I do not need all that and walked the other week. Have scheduled testing with another hospital for this month. Hope I make the cut, love the hospital work 1000 times more than a company.
did that at home...
worked for a court reporter service typing depositions at home for a while. The biggest problem was that it seemed there were often 2 or 3 people talking at once and it was hard to tell one from the other. Things had to be verbatim to the letter, with absolutely every word spoken included in the report. I can see where it would be easier to do that in an office setting where you would be able to ask questions about things you were unsure of. The pay was excellent, but I found it really difficult to do it at home.
About MT at home
I am - or hopefully soon to be - was on eof those recruiters, and I coul dgive you a heads up on what they are thinking when they advertise, and what they really expect.
First, not all companies are making 14 cents or more a line with so much off shoring - BUT that doesn't mean they coud not give more. I have been asked to low-ball on many occasions. What a company needs to realize is that without MTs, there is no company. After soul searching, I will be leaving my inhouse job for an at-home MT position NOT WITH THEM. Now that I know what they do, I am hoping to cope, and work around it to make what I need without the stress. Cause the stress is making me physically ill, and I am too old and too professional and too qualifed to be treated the way they do. AND I wont be a part of their antics with the MTs. I mean how many times can a bank possibly make an error. MTs are smarter than that. Them leaving would only make my life more stressful in the office.
Yup. Only 2 at home still, 12 & 17 NM.
FLOATING HOME - PLEASE
No houseboat just a floating home with the sun rising and setting over Mt. Hood.
PT at home with benefits
Does anyone know of a good company to work for part time at home that offers insurance?
New at home based...
I would like to get some feedback on a few companies. I have been offered positions from AccuScribe, Cymed. I am an IC now and have been in a hospital setting for several years, now at home working for a local company that does not pay well.
This newbie really needs some help!
Thanks in advance!
At home positions
DTS America Brentwood TN has at home positions awesome management group there.
Used to work for them at home--sm
You don't work for any certain facility. They now have the MTs working on all their facilities depending on the region you are in. They have heavy ESL.
Thanks. I am used to working at home
and not having to deal with this. This hospital has opened up a new surgery center which is its own entity and that took away a lot of our transcription plus a good majority of our radiology has gone to templates so in other words we are now very over staffed. They pulled some of us in-house to work on other stuff when transcription gets low which it frequently does so when I work on other things I get paid an hourly rate. I make more typing. Some of the other transcriptionists refuse to do anything else but type and one of the supervisors made a comment that that is not the right attitude to have. I have considered the nationals mainly due to my pay cut and gas prices and of course this coworker doesn't help, but am afraid of jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. I have read horror stories on this board. Its hard to decide what to do. There is little opportunity for transcriptionists around here. The ones that have a job are holding on tight. One of the local multispecialty clinics outsource to India and another one of our big multispecialty clinics do voice recognition and templates. They still have transcriptionists but let a lot of them go. I live in a remote area also and never thought I would have to worry about India, templates, VR since big city people claims we are soo far behind but it has happened. Oh, well thanks for letting me vent. I feel like I did this on the wrong board though, probably should have been on the main board. Sorry.
radiology at home
MDI-FL pays 10 cpl for radiology and acute with Meditech experience. Good company.
Trying to adjust to home
I've had a tough time working at home. It takes more discipline than in an office and I applaud anyone who can do it and make money.
Will likely still pay hourly, even at home.
But I agree; 1200 lines will be required at minimum.
Working at home
If you compare working at home to having to get up and go into an office somewhere, rain or shine, that is a big plus. The only drawback to this profession is the declining line rate. Guess thats really up to the MT I guess. They will pay what you are willing to take. Just have to keep shopping around until you get what you want. Much better alternative than getting all nasty about the company you work for, there are plenty more out there, and they all pay different.
You would not be sorry to work for them. Like any @ home job, it is a job and to be taken serious (
The pay is good, it is based on a line rate and bonuses for tier levels. You would not be sorry. A good group of people, excellent technical support and communications within the management!
Staying at home
Hi: Our children are grown and gone and I still choose to stay at home. I like the flexibility that I have working as an IC. I like making as much or as little as I would like to. I like being off when my husband is so that we can spend time together, go see our children, travel. I even take my laptop with me when going to see kids so that I can work if I am scheduled. I could not do that working in an office environment. I agree with the other poster. You take the good with the bad. You pick your battles. Also, after working at home for so long, I'm not sure I'm a candidate for working in an office environment! That would mean wearing a bra every day! Hope you find the answers you are looking for.
I have been working from home since July 2002. I absolutely love it. I have worked for Spheris, MedQuist, and now I am at Webmedx. The company I am currently with is the best. Spheris is also good, but they do not have bonus incentives. All 3 of these companies have PT positions available. You pay a $250 deposit for the equipment (which is better than using your own cuz if anything goes wrong they pay for it and not you!) which is split into $50 from each paycheck. If you ever leave the company you get that back. Also they have full medical, dental, 401K, and vision, and PTO time. I work FT and absolutely love it! My take home pay is around $1000 every 2 weeks. That is TAKE HOME!!!!!! So, if you have any more questions please feel free to ask me. Good luck in your job search!
other at home jobs
I know a few days ago there was a post from someone on where you can get other work at home jobs. Can someone please tell me where to find these. I remember them saying there was a web site on Good Morning America. You can email me directly. Thanks in advance!
working at home
I work for a local hospital that has been promising us to go home for 7+ years and still be employees of the hospital. We have Dictaphone and recently got speech. We are in the learning phase. We were told they (hospital) cannot decide if we will use their equipment or your own equipment. I and another co-worker also work for a service. That threw up a red flag for us both. Our own equipment - independent, no benefits or possibly every thing outsourced and then possibly lose the job. We both figure with the speech recognition coming and possibly having to use our own equipment, it would be easier for a service to take over. Any thoughts to that?
This is why I like working at home - ALONE. nm
May have a home office in tn
But definately is affiliated with the Phillipines, know the person who runs it.
Not like they are going to come into your home to check.nm
Home vs. office
Well, I've done both but did billing in between. Each has benefits. Our local hospital pays more per hour if you get over the req. amt. of lines. Pretty cool. However, they're small and don't often have openings. They have a good starting wage too.
OTOH, I like being at home, working in my sweats, and having my 3 cuddle babies (my 3 pugs) at home with me. We are trying to breed our 2 black pugs (just once to carry on the line) and I wouldn't have been able to do that if I had still been doing med. billing at an office. I had a TAH last May and had to use all my vac. days. I have to be home with my female if she has puppies in case something goes wrong and with the puppies in case she abandons then litter. Home trans. allows me to do that.
So, I guess, to each his own. At first, when I left an hourly paying job, I wanted to run to the local hosp. and beg them to hire me. Now, I'm more secure in what I can do and I feel comfortable at home. :-)
I know......been IC at home for 18 years. sm
Yes, they are my own client(s).
Is TT home of the unprofessionals?
Work from home
Does anyone work from home doing anything other than transcription? If so, can you share what your doing?
I do dog-sitting in my home. $15 per day.
Many at home will be on production...
which may be harder to compare. It would really depend on your production in those cases. I average around 300 lph, but that is pretty high production. Of course, if you start on a new account or get accounts you're not familiar with..that number really drops. I think $17 an hour is fairly reasonable and seems to be along the lines of QA pay at MQ.
Happens in the home setting also
More than you would imagine. Tons of management paid to slough off their work to the idiots who take it.
finding a job at home
I have nearly 8years experience, acute care, most reports and specialties. I applied to a company, and I have not heard from them at all. What did I say wrong? I did say I was GOING TO buy the books...and I will as soon as I get work. I also said I would not work Sundays - that is why I have to quit my current in-office job...help! Thanks