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I am confused. You can't compare the reports....

Posted By: WA on 2005-09-01
In Reply to: Comparing reports - Thinking ahead

unless you turn them in to MQ, then see what line count you get from them compared to the line count you received on the old platform, so these reports would have to be 'standards' or whatever you call them...an operation or something that is the same except for 'fill in the blanks'. I would not work to just count the characters in 'Word'. When that is done, the count is accurate. It sounds like some of the old platforms WERE paying for inflated lines or paying lots extra for headers and footers and demo info, which DQS does not. I am not saying DQS is cheating us...technically it is not... but it sounds like the old platforms paid more lucratively. If this does not make any sense, it is because I HAVE NOT YET HAD MY COFFEE!!!!!!!!WAHHHHHHHH !!

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where they 35 comparable reports - or 35 short and 35 long reports? nm
Typing ER reports and radiologogy reports
are completely different with regards to pay. For typing regular reports, that is a very fine line rate. For typing radiology reports, it would be horrid.
you cannot compare
NY with PA. I just left PA at the end of July to move to the Bay Area, South Bay to be exact. It may be more pricy here, but I feel that I have a better quality of life here versus PA. I lived about 20 minutes from Philly.
walking in a parade, behind a horse ... and picking up the poop after the horse, but earning HALF of what the horse earns, because, after all, YOU didn't generate the poop, but get to clean it up.
I don't think you can compare a sm
vacation schedule wtih the death of a parent!

I don't know what has happened in this society, but folks don't give a rats rear about other folks. Personally I think it all comes back at you.
Or maybe some people have nothing to compare to, so they

think they're getting a good deal.  Some people know nothing except what they have experienced.  They don't know there's better out there.  Some people allow abuse to continue for years because they think it's "normal".  Personally, I've never been disgruntled.  I've always scored high on tests and been placed on higher paying accounts.  However, I don't put up with B.S.  I'm going to warn people about the lousy companies out there, but I also put in a good word for the good ones.

Anyone gone from MQ to Webmedx and how does it compare? (sm)

Was hoping the line counts might be more like MQ was before DocQscribe.  Any info appreciated.

How does it compare to ChartScript? nm
MQ and DSG both use DQS - how do the lines compare? (sm)
I know I have seen posts about sound issues with DSG, but MQ has their own little set of issues too.  Just wondering if anyone has found they make lines easier with one place or the other, if they perhaps count lines differently one place or the other? 
And this is from someone who has been through both - pregnancy and now status post BC x6 years and counting.  The big difference is I CHOSE to have the pregnancy - but I DIDN'T choose the BC - it chose me.  I don't see how a pregnancy is a disability meriting 4 weeks paid vacation while the rest of us get crap - I was even told I didn't qualify for PTO since I didn't make the required line count. 
How does ExText compare with DocQscribe?sm
I have used DocQScribe for the last six years...how will I like ExText? I liked DQS and haven't seen anything yet to beat it as for ease of use.
Compare per minute with per line (sm)
I work for Scribes/Nightingale and I was told that per minute divided by 10 = per line rate. Any thoughts as to the accuracy of this comparison?
How do you compare this to Sylcount IV Gold. nm
Anyone able to compare Webmedx to Keystrokes? sm
Does anyone have experience with both Webmedx and Keystrokes?  Is either better than the other?  Looking for part-time position, specifically radiology.  Thanks for any info.
Do you have their benefits, and if so, how do they compare to other companies. Thanks
How does the software compare? MQ has great
software. In fact, I have been offered jobs with other companies, but their software is so bad that I have stayed with MQ. Still looking though.
I'll be happy to to compare them for you. (sm)
Webmedx has a very good platform with many transcription-friendly features you will absolutely adore. I would say it's better than DQS now, plus WMX is honest. I have never once felt I was being cheated on lines. I always felt I was with DQS. I left MQ for WMX a couple of years ago. I immediately raised my income more than $600 a month. I have never once regretted my decision. You won't either.
It is hard to just compare wages....sm
Because there are so many other variables involved - like how many characters make up a line? What percentage of the dictators are ESL? Do you get paid for headings and spaces? All of these (and more!) could end up affecting your cpl (cents per line - if you get paid that way). You could end up making more, earning less cpl, if the dictator is really easy to understand and you get paid for spaces, headings, etc. Make sure you check these out!
Anyone switch from MQ to Spheris and how does it compare? (sm)

Was told their program is similar to DQS and that 50-60% of their employees make the bonuses based on number of lines.  They weren't exactly breaking the bank with their line rate offer but stated they make it up in bonuses.

There have to be some people who will share their experiences either good or bad and not just post short negative comments.  Specifics please.  Thanks.

E-mail if you aren't comfortable posting and opening yourself up for bashing.



I had MediTechn experience, looking to compare it
to DocQScribe.
Anyone use Cerner Classic and how does it compare
to Meditech Magic? Better, worse or about the same?
Because I compare the total lines to my paycheck
You know MQ has a great platform. How does KS compare for ease? nm

You can't compare the two - MDI has only statutory employees and contractors
with no benefits. Transcend has full time employees with benefits. I would not believe everything you hear on this board with regard to pay. I make 8 cents per line with MDI, and I am just hoping I wont get a pay cut for benefits
Goodness, they're both awful companies. Why compare them at all?

I wonder how other companies' plans compare at this point in time? sm
Not sure how long you've been with Wbx but this plan seems comparable to what we had previously; however, I know we are all paying more out of pocket - probably for every single plan at every company -in the last 1-2 years.

Dental - I still think it is a good plan but then I haven't needed a root canal.
That's a horribly offensive term. I wouldn't compare some drama
The only company I have ever worked for is Soft Script so I have absolutely nothing to compare sm
it to. I had my own accounts, lost them and so went with the first company to high resistance me!  I've been with them a few years now and certainly have had issues but with absolutely nothing to compare it to, I have always assumed this was just par for the course....now after reading all these negative comments about the management and the platform, etc., I am wondering what I'm missing by staying with SS...how much worse is this company than most? Would it be prudent to start interviewing with other companies and if so, which ones are better than SS. I would so appreciate any input....I support myself and believe me if I can find a better company where I could make a bit more money...I would be there yesterday! 
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??

Confused MT-MQ
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
I'm confused
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?
I'm confused
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.
to confused--sm
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
Now Im thoroughly confused.
Isn't your line rate the same no matter how many hours you work or how many lines your produce? Being paid (X) cpl doesn't ever change unless you get a raise or something.
I'm confused...

I'm getting really confused now.  All I have to do is sign in when I start my shift, but I do not have to clock in and out every time I get up from my desk.  I guess maybe signing in is considered clocking in?  I would assume you have to sign in at any company though.  Not really sure I guess, I'm pretty new home transcription.  

OSi confused me
Just a week ago I passed all the tests, carefully filled out the apps and was told by the contact by email that they would be in touch right away.  Then a thanks for your app we'll be in touch  I emailed the contact and asked her what went wrong, I would like to know , please.  She emiled me back and said they had no work but that nothing was wrong with my app.  I saw that they had no work on here - but this confuses me.  I have 8 yrs experince in -hospital acute, I did everything right and they put me off!  I was literally heartbroken.  I cried even.  I can't imagine what I did wrong.  Any clues?  I really wantd to work for them.
Very Confused
I have just signed on with MDI-MD. I am new to this and was never a statutory employee (told that is what I would be) or an IC and I have three questions:

1. I know a lot of people say that MDI-MD is very flexible, but I'm a bit confused. If we must work on a weekend day, how is this flexible if we want to go away for a weekend with our family, or have a weekend event or want to take a vacation? This probably sounds like a stupid question, but I feel that I am stuck now having to work on the weekends and won't be able to do much.

2. Also, if you want to work a lot on weekdays and work less on the weekend I understand you can't do that - the amount you work has to be about the same everyday (including the weekend day), and you have to commit two months ahead to how much you will do each day (including weekends) so they can manage their workflow. Again, where is the flexibility?

3. I have seen postings where people say they can work anytime they want from home. But if you want to get up and work in the middle of the night, and you've already filled your commitment, sounds like you can't do something like that, yet, there is no specific stop and start time since there are no set schedules, only a 24-hour TAT. This makes me even more confused.

Although I didn't feel this way initially, I am starting to feel like I don't know the rules for what I'm getting into and would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance.
IC? I'm confused...
It states: full time transcription...flexible work schedule...

Am I right to assume it's ok to work whenever you want as long as you produce a certain amount of lines per pay period?
Okay, I'm still confused about something...
I understand exactly what you're saying about how easy it would be for absolutely anyone to make up a similar Yahoo addy to yours, but didn't the supe just hit Reply to the fake resignation e-mail, which means you shouldn't have got the response? Was the fake Yahoo addy maybe disabled right afterward, and so she got a bounce-back and then used your real addy from her address book?

I don't doubt your story, which I think could possibly have been a hideous ''prank,'' if you will, by a disgruntled co-worker. I just don't understand how you actually received the ''good luck'' reply to the fake resignation?