I'm confused. Demographics autopopulate - ok, but what else does? (sm)
Posted By: HUH?? on 2006-07-24
In Reply to: You are misinformed. I just called them and they DO pay for autopopulated demographics. What - KittyKat
I'm confused now. Are you talking about for example, DATE OF ADMISSION DATE OF DISCHARGE, SURGEON: etc. etc. Isn't that a header. Could you please elaborate? Thanks
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Sometimes the MR # is already there, but I always have to type in the name and date of visit as well as the DOB and MR # if the doc dictates it. Sometimes he spells the patient's name. If not I type it to the best of my ability and move on. We get paid for all demographics.
I would take it to mean too many demographics. Maybe
So how much demographics?
Heck if it is only 1 number I'd say that's good. Try the MDI-MD Lanier account I used to do. You had to type in ALL the numbers and dates from both Lanier screens and pick the docs (on a list at least). On a consultation you also had to fill in requesting physician, date, type of consultation and consulting physician. And if they dictate it on all reports room numbers too. Not to mention the accounts are 85% ESL.
What is demographics?
I don't know what it means when you say demographics when speaking about working for a National. What is that?
Do any of you remember the days when the sup or clerk would edit the Lanier dictation as the dictation came in, listen, edit and then you received it?
100 QA DEMOGRAPHICS
Someone also recently told me that NONE of the normals are paid any more!! and have you noticed that their clocks do not correspond to real time?? That's how they decide FT/PT, whether you get insurance, PTO, etc...
Demographics a nightmare!
She seemed nice, pay was on time, but the time put into searching for patient demographics was ridiculous. If they ever changed that, wouldn't be too bad.
I agree with demographics.
Wayyyy too much. I lasted longer than Miss Willy, worked there about 9 months, and it was like drowning. They kept adding more accounts and more demographics, and it was a miracle if you could get your line count.
About this demographics issue...
I don't understand...there's one number we must fill in on the DI, unless the MRN doesn't pull up the patient name, which is rare. It takes all of 2 seconds to put in the visit number, so to complain about that is just ridiculous. AND, we are VERY lucky to have so much work,while other companies can't even provide enough to keep their MTs making the minimum required lines...I, for one, Love Amphion...going on 2 years with them and am very happy. But hey, if there is a mass exodus, just means more work for me...and I only work 7 hours a day, make well above the minimum requirements...maybe you all just can't handle the perfection that it takes to be an Amphion employee...
What about the demographics at Keystrokes?
Demographics are paid for.
You are paid for the demographics - you should clarify that. I always check demographics - are you relying on the physicians to key it in correctly? I think to take pride in our work, we do have to check demographics, even though 95% of the time they should be correct. If you are not getting matches most of the time, it could be a technical problem
I'd have to agree with you on the demographics.
I really hate not being paid for the headers and footers, especially when I spend so much time checking on the demographic info. It wouldn't be a problem if it were occasional, but on my particular account, it seems that the majority of reports have some sort of error or need more information. It's a lot of time spent following along behind lazy docs who can't enter numbers correctly. Maybe if I knew TT was holding the client's feet to the fire to get the docs to do things properly, I could at least have hope that someday all the demographics would come up correctly.
Oh! And copying and pasting repetitive cc information and looking for routing printers! I forgot that one! Add that to life's annoyances. Ugh.
SECOND WEEK 100%QA FOR DEMOGRAPHICS?..nm
SECOND WEEK 100%QA?
I am not talking demographics SM
I am talking errors, like transcribing incorrect medical words, incorrect values. If the client is requiring that their work be free of medical and number errors, I don't call that being picky at all.
You have to check the demographics just
to insure you have the right patient, correct visit dates, etc. You can't do this job if you don't check demographics.
Demographics already filled
Allegiant is a wonderful company to work for. she ALWAYS pays on time with direct deposit. All of her accounts are in the database and there are no patient lists used whatsoever. I have used Emdat for 6 years and I am very happy with the amount of money I make.
I use Ex-Text and don't have to type demographics
Maybe it depends on the account?
Does the demographics fill in on your account or do you ....
have to type them in? I had an account that filled in and it was not too bad. The account I have now must be searched out from the patient name to the type of document. Really sucks because it is so terrilby time consuming. Get a ESL saying the name and you can be looking at several minutes just to locate it.
Time spent in demographics
Are there any company platforms out there where the demographics are already in place? I could just scream sometimes trying to be a detective to get all the demographics in place only to have a one-liner follow. Sigh... is it just me or are there others with the same frustration. It's difficult to make rate when demographics have to be researched and the patient name sounds like Blavopvoskitapove. Thanks for any clues on this.
If you like typing tons of demographics...
Then Amphion is for you!!! Yes, their platform is horrible. Too much searching for doctors, account numbers, etc. Not enough work on one account so you have to learn up to 6 (which I did). All 6 will have vastly different rules/regs and you better know the difference because they hit you on QA. Sometimes in a week mandatory overtime and 2 days later no work. You will be asked to flex your time, meaning stuck to the computer to make up the time to get your line count.
I do have to say, the people are great. Also, they do not offshore!! And, like the person above stated, their pay is more because of all the extra DI screen info you have to put in. Wasn't worth my time and moved on to somewhere better.
More sophisticated MT services have demographics already in or
Hey fellow MTs! Will someone please share which co's pay for demographics. Thanks! nm
No, but the demographics are almost always already entered into the system for you.
I am sure it probably depends on your account as well, but all 5 of my accounts don't need demographics entered, except on a rare occasion when the dictator puts the wrong number in.
Does Keystrokes pay for demographics, headers,
Yeah, and do you have to fill out a bunch of demographics
and garbage without being paid for typing it all when it takes longer than typing the actual report?
You are misinformed. I just called them and they DO pay for autopopulated demographics. What
they don't pay for is header and footer.
If the company populates the demographics makes
HUGE difference. I worked with two different companies with Emdat. One wasn't too bad but the other didn't do anything with the demographics or even try to figure the system out to make it more MT friendly. Emdat still, after how much time, has not corrected the spell check either. I finally quit. I am now happily working in Word again and my line count is back up to normal. Even after months in Emdat, my line count was down significantly. I will not work on that platforn. Good luck!
Almost no demographics to fill in on my account. Sound
quality could be better though. Platform is very easy, everyone is very nice, pay is better than most, IC position 10 cpl/11 cpl weekends. Small company that is growing. They DON'T offshore.
On my Amphion acct I had to fill in demographics
I lasted a few months because it was a losing battle. I had to quit when my husband was out of work after a MVA. Its okay to supplement income if you are happy with minimum wage.
Wondering....does Webmedx pay for demographics? The Q doesn't. NM
Yeah, if you want to look up demographics that are impossible to understand, & get paid for
If you don't mind being nit-picked to death and QA'd into the ozone, go for it.
I believe Transnet is how ExText is connected. Easy to use. Most demographics are
I have to do plenty of demographics. Did not realize I wasn't being paid for them. Am not surpris
It does depend on your acct,as you have said. nm.
You must have me confused!
I only have 1 job, full time. Transcend. I have never worked 2 jobs and have never posted such a thing. Sorry. Wrong girl!
First of all, who needs feedback on every report? If you are doing your job well, you do not need feedback on a constant basis, especially if you are experienced.
As for they "steel" lines, i.e. steal, I'm not sure what you are talking about either. Why would they pay for headers and footers when all the demographics come up for you? I seldom have to spend any time looking patient names up. I worked for a company who had you sorting through pages of patient info to get information and felt I should be paid for headers and footers. In this case, I don't do anything, I verify what is already there and transcribe. I do not know why your line count is so low, maybe it is the account you are on. I've never had trouble achieving the bonus at the end of the pay period.
Like I stated before, I speak for myself and each MT has to find the company that fits them best. Good luck in your search.
Clarify your statement please, because I don't understand what you are trying to say AT ALL?!?!?!
MQ Confused MT
If you asked for a transfer, some MQ offices have put a freeze on that, if you office is closed, which many have already closed and many more will be closed by the end of the year, you have no choice where you are being transferred
don't get me wrong, there are good offices out there,(Ohio being one but supposedly that is closing also, why i don't know--it is a great office, keep it open) unfortunately all the MQ offices are not run the same so when you are hired it is the luck of the draw on where you are heading
here is a thought, when new MT's are hired, are they being sent to the offices that MQ knows that they are not closing'--why be sent to an office that will close in 3 months
are they still advertising for new hires??
Some of the MT's at MQ have asked for a transfer and were allowed---some offices no longer allow transfers--I would assume that when you are hired you are sent to an office that needs help and I would hope to one that is not closing at the end of the year. There are good offices out there--if you are being sent to Amherst, please ask to go to another office, try Ohio, but I hear that they are closing too. Stay away from Amherst
do you mean that you didn't find out the pay until after you went through all that testing? I'm confused about how you would know what they pay if you failed the test or the mini-test. why would they not call you to discuss pay if they didn't want to hire you? was it just the pay that made you mad about the tests?
Okay, I am confused and this is hard to follow. Who is who and what happened to what? signed... sooooo confused!!! I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the owner of this company and I thought she was direct, pleasant and really knew her stuff!!!
Yeah, they did. I am an employee of Diskriter.
you are right, there is a company called Sten-Tel and I worked for them a while back for a short period of time. There may be more than one Sten-Tel company though in different locations. I was able to download work from their website, meaning their platform, I guess, complete it and then send it back to their website. They did the line counting though, which I never cared for. I had a really strang coordinator, though. He liked to keep me on the messenger all day long...even when I was not supposed to be working...and talk about his personal life. It was very annoying and he always gave me work from specialties I had never done, and for which I had not been hired. They always paid on time though. My company was from Massechusetts. I don't think that same person is still there. good luck.
Got the 2 confused. sm
Actually MDI-MD is the one I never heard from again. MDI-FL actually is the one I got the job with and I think I made a great choice to accept it cause they seem really on the ball and actually care about how their business is run.
Can anyone tell me if I am crazy? I went to sign on to my transcription platform this morning and my antivirus program detected a trojan in one of the files that it uses. I was told by company that I would have to deactivate my antivirus program while I worked so they could run their software which I was assured contained no virus and then anytime I needed to look something up on the internet, I would have to log off and reactivate my antivirus. I have never had this problem until this morning and am I crazy for not wanting to deactivate my antivirus?
What are you confused about? nm
Ok, maybe I am confused are you all sm
saying that Acusis bought out DRC or the other way around or what? I find your posts extremely interesting. Inquiring minds want to know. Perhaps I am not involved in these boards enough to know what is going on??? Call me uninformed.
Okay I'm Confused
one of my therapists just told me that the Transcription Connection, Inc. we are using is out of Pennsylvania, not Ohio. What? I know for a fact that it is the company out of Ohio, due to the owners name being mentioned, etc. What is my place of employment trying to pull now? My therapists are just livid over the work produced, and how that it now takes 8 to 9 steps to process a report, instead of the regular dictate, transcribe, sign. What a mess. There is a folder at work that has nothing in it but reports sent back to us from the service with no client name, no medical record #, and no therapist name to indicate who the client is. How in the world are we ever going to find out who these reports belong to. I told them I want nothing to do with the downloading, etc. This is going to be fun to watch. My superiors are so prideful that they would never admit that they have made a mistake and continue down this path of DESTRUCTION!
I get confused sometimes when they
abbreviate, because there is TT and TTS (which is a different company).
Yes, I think that's where I'm getting confused too! nm
Confused here. Do you mean you get MT pay for