I can tell you in my area...
Posted By: as on 2007-06-05
In Reply to: Is there anyone else who would like to see hospitals (or more hospitals) - mt
We have two very large health systems here, each with multiple large hospitals under their umbrella: Mercy Health Partners and ProMedica. ProMedica is the largest employer in our city (Toledo), even over the Daimler-Chrysler and Jeep plants. ProMedica does house some MT's and some work at home depending on which hospital and department. However, their pay is exceedingly low. Mercy, however, is the ultimate dream job. Any of their hospitals will hire remote MT's while still making you an employee, their pay is outstanding and their benefits are outstanding. In exchange for that is simply a regular work schedule, being 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. Yes, I wish they'd all do it this way!
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Unfortunately, this isn't available in my area. Who wants to pay LD anyway.
another Bay Area MT
I live in Santa Clara and I totally agree with you. SF and the Bay Area as a whole are very unique. I do not think that I could live anywhere else either. My life feels so easy here. No freezing my tush off in the snow. In fact, I am still growing herbs and swiss chard outside. I can take the bus and/or train all over even to the beach. I enjoy all the diversity we have here in the Bay. I grew up in South Florida and in some ways the Bay is similar, but even better with our microclimates. I love the fall here. Just a little cool, but yet we still have the trees turn with beautiful yellow and orange leaves. Most all of the people I have met here are very nice. I enjoy going to the different farmer's markets and taking a day trip to SF. I enjoy the Ferry Building and its market very much.
bay area MT
I grew up in South Florida and lived in PA about 20 minutes from Philly before moving to the Bay and I think that my quality of life here is very high. I live in the Silicon Valley:) Personally, I think that my cost of living was much higher in PA than it is here. To each their own though:)
What area of the country are you in?
If this is the one in Los Angeles area sm
they have never paid on time and this has gone on for years and years. Best to work for a company that you can rely on to pay you. Do a search in the archives.
What State or area
I get paid per minute. I got paid $1.25 for 8 years and never asked for a raise until last year. Now I get paid $1.35, was told that was the going rate in my area.
I think 336 is an NC area code.
I think it's Charlotte, but DH thinks it's Burlington. Either way, NC.
I would think it does, especially in the same geographical area. nm
What general area
The 3 big ones in my area have most of their MTs at home with full benefits and incentive plans. Most of their systems require high speed and some have a mileage limit for repairs, etc. Start calling all the local hospitals within 100 mile radius of you and see if they have MTs working from home. Most require a short period of in-house training but if you're experienced they usually send you home in a week.
see if earthlink is available in your area....sm
I live in an area that not too much is available, but was able to get cable internet through earthlink, although i have satellite tv, and they have phone available too. It's $19.95 for the first 6 months then goes to $24.95. Unlimited calling, caller id, and voicemail is included. They also have DSL internet available too.
Sorry. I know I must be looking in the wrong area.
I could swear in the past I have seen things but I haven't been on here for months and could not remember what the feedback was. I tried putting TTS in the company board area and also spelled out the whole name but nothing comes up, which is odd.
I know lots of QT MTs are in that area so figure
someone knows better than I do. Wondered why they would maintain 2 offices as they aren't that big and don't have that many office/tech people - as far as I know they only have 1 tech guy and he's one of the owners, and out of the office more than in. It doesn't matter, as long as my checks continue to come.
Are they really? It's a new MT company out of Tampa area. Do you think
it's the same people? Why would they have a different company?
geographical area blacklisting
I know a doctor in Richmond, VA, who has smeared one person for years. He gets away with it because everybody covers for him which is very puzzling. They can't all be afraid of him, can they?
Ahhh... another Bay Area devotee! : ) (sm)
Yes, the climate is a huge reason why I like it here. I could live more cheaply inland, in the Central Valley, but the weather there is horrible about 98% of the time! (100+ all summer; windy in spring, with too many bugs!; windy in the fall (though better temps, at least); and pea-soup fog all winter. BLEAH.
As to what you said in your email, yes - I'm considering doing the 2nd-job thing. I would keep this one for the benefits, do the minimum line count, and then try to find a part-time IC account that could be done to fill in the gaps.
Try to find out if you have wireless DSL in your area. sm
I live in a more rural area but have a couple of those kinds of providers to choose from and get 2M downloads and uploads.
Anybody else on new TT account (midwest area)
I received some instruction sheets on the new account, but it's only the second acct I've done, and the demographic instructions are much different and I haven't gotten any feedback yet on all the things I'm probably doing wrong. Have e-mailed and no answers yet. Anybody on this acct and have time to answer questions by e-mail? Am I the only clueless one?
Compaines in Maryland area?
Does anyone know of any transcription companies out of the Maryland area or even in house companies for that matter in that area? My family and I are seriously contemplating a move and would love to find a company in that area. I can take my current job with me but just want to see if I can expand my horizons a little bit. Thanks in advance.
Contact SEIU in your area
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has a large healthcare component. Contact a local in your area (you can find it by checking the SEIU website). Many of us on this board work for large (or not so large) nationals. Explain to the PR person/organizer that you work at home and don't know any of your coworkers or where specifically they are but that you are interested in forming a union. Then listen very carefully to what this person tells you. I think it will answer your questions.
If they offer it in your area it should work. I have
mine through Time Warner, which is the only cable provider in my area. I know others who have it through Comcast.
My local area rates seem to run 9-12 CPL sm
If you want benefits as mentioned in your first posting, you'd need to become an employee. Some of the bigger companies offer a good competitive rate for ICs, 10-12 cpl (without benefits of course).
This is the area I personally struggle with
I'm constantly having to stop and reference a physician's name, facility name, drug dosages. I can't stand having to do this constantly. I check my line count each hour when I stop for a 5-minute break, and the hours I don't have to stop and reference, I'm doing about 300 lph.
yes, and the ones i have area piece of crap..sm
i spend MOST of my time resetting the receiver thingy...same goes for my cordless keyboard....uggg, that is frustrating. I think I am going back to corded.
The major companies in my area
They announce the lay-offs, which is what usually makes the news, but then employees continue to work for 60 days.
That sounds cool. Wish they had it in my area. nm
They are in Rockville, VA, maybe RIchmond area? nm
A lot of the hospitals in my area are using Epic - sm
It's been around for at least the last 5+ years. Yes, it can be used as point and click/template system and it can also be used with VR. However, many still integrate transcription into the system as the completed work can be integrated into the Epic EMR system. I know a great deal of the larger teaching hospitals are using Emdat in conjunction with EPIC as this system is easily connected and the MT can access the demographics and the completed files can then be uploaded and entered into the EPIC system via MR#.
You must not live in an urban area.
Our hospitals have surgeons, imaging, lab, etc, available at all hours of the day and night.
I live in a rural area and all we have are the
ER docs and lab and x-ray techs. Others are on call for emergencies but that is about it.
if you're a radiologist in the Atlanta area, then they need you!
I cannot get flat rate plans in my area...SM
I presently use One Suite but am reimbursed. I used to use Vonage but it does not work well with the account I am presently on.
Area prefix is 366, founded in 2002
Sorry that's all I remember
Investigate whether Verizon broadband is in your area. sm
You can take your job with you when you are traveling.
Lily; already tried and all in my area outsource to nationals. nm
You could threaten to involve the media in their area.
PS: If you excell at an area that is good for the company, why
should you be penalized. I have been an MT for 18 years and I enjoy doing these types of reports. I do quality reports that need little QA. That benefits the company. I have seen numerous MTs who hate to do this work type, and probably 50% of the MTs in the industry don't want them at all. I am happy to do any work type I get, I am just happier with these. Frankly, I am just happy I work in a field where I will have a job (at least for a while). I think things are going to be getting a lot tougher in times ahead for the economy and I am grateful for being hired at TT, they have been really good to me.
area cod is 877 (dont have phone book with me)
As I said, I didn't know. I had no idea it was such a sensitive area. I said I'm sorry. sm
what service area are you in and what tier level
Does anyone work for any hospitals in the Pittsburgh area. nm
Look up the area code, they are located somewhere in Jersey...nm
I live in a very small rural area
with only 1 major hospital that has its own in-house MTs. The doctors in this area are employed by this hospital so their dictation is done there, as well. There may be a handful that are private but it would mean picking up tapes and taking hard copies back. I live 6 miles from town in the mountains and winters here get nasty with ice/snow. Thanks, though, for trying to help. I appreciate the support!
Look in phone book or google for your area
Free legal aid or legal assistance. I know it exits in my area, southern California, I used it once.
This seems way out of line. Google attorney general for your state, here in California it is Jerry Brown and look for an email address and send in a question. I know I have read of scams in newspaper they have gone after, like the home loan modification scammer etc.
This is really really bad, so sorry it happened but don't give up, there must be a loop hole, how can that be OKAY??? Huh
The hospitals in my area pay 13.75 per hour. I type 250 LPH on average. sm
that means that I make $0.055 per line. Yes, I get to use their computer and get benefits, but if a service is offering benefits that are comparable with a better line rate, plenty of work and I get to stay out of the cold and ice every morning in winter and humidity and heat every morning in summer, put fewer miles on my car during these high gas price times, wear sweats and p.j.'s, the choice is easy.
Now I just need to find the right company.
I just wanted to post because I read the posts about benefits and pay and thought they actually sounded pretty good. Am I missing something?
Anybody work at home for a Louisville area hospital?
Would you mind saying who and what it is like?
Washington County, IN- near Paoli Peaks Ski area
Hello friends - I didn't see this email yesterday but I'll respond anyway. I have worked as a Transcriptionist for the past six years. The first two years I worked for a local doctor until the office was re-vamped and all the work went to one person. I started looking around and found SecureMTSource out of Louisville. I have been employed with them for around four years and have only good to say. It is individually owned but is growing pretty fast. Pay is on time. My work comes from a general surgery group, any 1 of 50 doctors with only one ESL who I very rarely get. My line rate is great (if I compare it to things I read on this site). I recommend them!!
Yes, Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale area I believe. High ESL. nm
Thanks for explaining. I tend to be a bit technically challenged in that area. sm
If I ever get a life, I might give it a try. Somehow a picture of an old woman hunched over her keyboard, listing hobbies as eat, sleep,and work, probably is not newsworthy .. LOL.
Country clubs (SF Bay Area) are great but their dues are pricey
You may want to experience life outside of Northern California, in other states of the United States, and find out that you were brainwashed and deluding yourself into living in, as one of the TV news station there actually used to say The greatest place on earth. Everyone I know who has left has a higher standard of living. In particular, one who can't come to terms with leaving is only working part-time because she can't find full-time work. And let's not forget the people in Silicon Valley who work full time but still live in their cars.
Or try working for a local doctor's office in your area as an employee
That's one of the reason I wouldn't/couldn't work for a National MTSO. I wanted a more flexible schedule as far as days off and vacations. I get six paid vacation days and 5 weeks paid vacation. I don't think I could ever find that with a National.