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I do ops for 3 services, but rarely get the heart stuff.

Posted By: Is this usually held back for special MTs? nm on 2007-12-31
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Does anyone know anything about a company called Heart of Georgia Health Information Services? (sm)
I am beginning a job search and this was one of the services that I came across.  Has anyone worked for them and had good or bad experiences that they could share?  TIA
I think it's that services only get the overflow & the garbage anymore. All the good stuff is kep
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Exactly. Rarely have to do it, but like to know that I can if I have to.
nm
Nothing but nitpicking - very rarely anything useful
nm
No. Very rarely run out of work on my reg (sm)
If I do, like on a Monday morning, I do my #1 backup for an hour or so.  Sometimes when backup #3 is behind, I help out on that.  The others I have only done in a pinch, so I'm not as fast on those and very rarely do them; but at least I know I could if I wanted to.
Why would you never had to type an AB? I think they are rarely done in
an acute care setting, usually performed in a facility just for that purpose.   I think maybe I have done one in 20 years, although I've done several D&Cs for botched ABs.    I wouldn't type them on a regular basis, but not because of my religious values, because of my moral values. 
I very rarely have a problem
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Very rarely have I run out of work.
There are occasions when I don't feel like working in my backup accounts when that is all I am getting, but I have truly never run out of work completely.
I'm with you - it's very rarely "out of work" for me but (sm)
I've been in this business long enough to take advantage of those times.  It never lasts very long.  It's one of the best companies I have ever worked for, and the support staff is great.  If there is a problem, it's taken care of quickly.  Now with the line counting issues being taken care of too, I'm happy as a clam.
The archive search rarely works for me either.
I'd try browsing through some of the archives and scanning for it.
Spheris is a huge MTSO; how come it is rarely
nm
Don't you miss the correspondance though. I rarely hear
from them either, but it would be nice to have some contact from them even if just a how are things going.  It isn't just them, I have found most companies are like that.  After the first week or so and there are no issues with your work you just don't hear from them. 
Have 3 primaries and then go into the pool rarely, but always have work sm
You get 20 different accounts every day? I feel for you. In the beginning of last year, I was doing as many as 15 accounts. Since at least November, I rarely go into the pool. Maybe you can switch accounts?
I very RARELY have any sound quality issues
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I guess I must just be lucky with my account. I rarely run s/m
out of work, and if I do, it doesn't last more than 15 minutes or so. Holiday periods will bring longer periods of no work, but still not very long. I can usually take a break, eat, go outside for a few minutes. I love my accounts, too.

That being said, I do feel badly for those who have to deal with this. In the year or more that I have been with the company, I have run out of work maybe 10 times. My accounts have little turnover, and this may be why. I hope it gets better for those who are having this problem frequently. that must be very frustrating :-(
Clinic notes very rarely delve into
specifics like acute care does. There is a difference.
Weekly? Services are lucky if they get paid twice a month. Generally, services bill out to their
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MQ charges $50/computer - $15/wave pedal - and rarely have
for you to make 12,000 a pay period. 
Yeah, and I can bet that account used to be my primary because it rarely has work now!
nm
That's terrific. I rarely hear that a lone MT gets a hospital
account, so more power to ya!
Downside is that there's rarely a steady/even load of work everyday unless there's always a ba
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info on AMD Services/AmeriMed Data Services
Please help me. Does anyone know anything about AMD Services or AmeriMed Data Services. I have been offered a position with them and need to know if they pay good, etc. before I accept a position with them. Thanks in advance.

KP
My heart goes out to all of you. sm
There are people thinking of you and your predicament.  Shame on Big Business.  I would hope most of you are actively looking for new jobs so you can dump these fools way before the 60 days are up.  Good luck to all of you. 
my heart goes out to you

I haven't a clue what you are talking about.


 


My heart goes out to you...sm
I feel your pain. I have typed through tears on many occasions while my little girl has to watch TV by herself just until Mommy gets done. As a parent you always feel guilty about something. Hopefully one day what our kids will remember is how blessed they were because they had a mother that worked so hard to give them what they needed. My daughter may have had to watch a few extra episodes of Sponge-Bob, but at least she did it in the comfort of home with Mom right there.

I really hope your situation gets better for you. Please try not to beat yourself up. My own mom tells me that all of the time. Funny how it's much easier advice to give than to take, huh??
If you see a wizard, he might have a heart for you. nm
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A heart of gold, there. :(
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I think this is an idea (from my heart)

 


I think a really positive thing to do because there is so much discontent and distrust and distress in this field - at least 90% of it warranted - would be to start a space or maybe even another forum here on MT STARS for something like How To Get Free or Back To the Light or who knows what - just a place to post and network and throw out ideas and experiences and tips of how to get out of this field and start again - or like someone else wrote -  use some of our skills but in other ways we might never have thought of on our own...


HEY COLD HEART

What makes you think think I am suddenly trying to fix it?  You must have a pretty hard life, or maybe too good of one to have that kind of heart.  This isn't new, this is something I have been working on for some time.  And, you know, I could tell you about the fire and the parents and all that, but you don't deserve it!!!!


heart and sole?
and that means WHAT????? Am I missing something here? I said heart and sole with  TT.  Did I say something wrong? Enlighten me, please.
My heart and prayers are

with all of you MDI-MD/Transcenders.  I've never worked for either company but I know the drill.  Anyone remember ddi, Inc.?


Now is the time to act.  Contact your representatives in Congress.  HAVE YOUR SAY.  I did and I actually got a phone call the other day from Washington DC regarding a letter I had written a short time previously. 


Now is the time to stop the offshoring and I believe it is also time to trim the fat in health care and one good place to start is putting transcription back in the medical facilities where it belongs.  In short, cut out the suit's fat paychecks. 


Don't waste your time ranting here it MIGHT get you sued.    TAKE ACTION.


If you stand up for what's right it'll be alright.  What goes around comes around.  I believe that.


My heart goes out to all of you in turmoil. sm

This merger should be of interest to all MT's.  I have never worked for either service, but I have been following the discussions to see how my fellow MTs are being treated by their companies, as well as other company discussions.  It could happen to any of us that work for MTSO's and has happened with a couple services I worked for.  Nobody is stopping anyone from starting new topics.  Just bypass the ones you are not interested in.  Don't you realize that this may be the only networking avenue these MTs have open to them right now?  Count your blessings if you work for a company that doesn't offshore.  Thankfully, mine doesn't.


If people had paid attention back in the 1970s and 1980s when our manufacturing base started eroding, jobs going to other countries, maybe we wouldn't be in such a sad state of affairs. Offshoring is nothing new, just new to medical transcription.  Millions of Americans (mostly blue collar) have lost their jobs to offshoring in the past 4 decades, but few paid attention because it wasn't their problem. 


My heart goes out to all of you in turmoil. sm

This merger should be of interest to all MT's.  I have never worked for either service, but I have been following the discussions to see how my fellow MTs are being treated by their companies, as well as other company discussions.  It could happen to any of us that work for MTSO's and has happened with a couple services I worked for.  Nobody is stopping anyone from starting new topics.  Just bypass the ones you are not interested in.  Don't you realize that this may be the only networking avenue these MTs have open to them right now?  Count your blessings if you work for a company that doesn't offshore.  Thankfully, mine doesn't.


If people had paid attention back in the 1970s and 1980s when our manufacturing base started eroding, jobs going to other countries, maybe we wouldn't be in such a sad state of affairs. Offshoring is nothing new, just new to medical transcription.  Millions of Americans (mostly blue collar) have lost their jobs to offshoring in the past 4 decades, but few paid attention because it wasn't their problem. 


What's with the big change of heart? Were
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Your heart is certainly in the right place (sm)
but please be careful - speaking from the experience of getting taken - in real life, and not once but twice (you know what they say about that...) - by an individual that I felt sorry for and thought really just needed a bit of a hand up. Not saying don't do it, mind you, because the world will be a very sorry place when we all get to that point, but please be careful.
Heart of Quality is a Joke!
They will all be unemployed soon too...be it by lay off because they will be replaced by someone in India or because the company will be run into the ground...IT WILL HAPPEN.
Anyone heard of Heart of Georgia?
Anyone ever heard of Heart of Georgia?  I have accepted a rad position here because another keeps on telling me I can start soon, yet it has been 2 weeks and counting and I'm sitting here broke with nothing to do. 
Anyone work for Heart of Georgia.

How is it to work there?  Are you able to get the lines and make decent money in an 8-hr day with it being 75-char line?  That seems like a really long line.


TIA


This company is only for the strong of heart
or the very desperate.  Owner and QA degrade you and they do want 7-day coverage.
well that sure made my little heart sink.
Would you mind letting me know what was so hard about the test and do you think it was you, bad day, bad sound, bad test?  I really need/want this job.
I thought it was heart and soul.
mn
somehow I knew you were a person after my own heart
I think we can both spell integrity AND flexibility. LOL
yes, after my husband had 5 heart attacks, you would be too
Sometimes life happens. My husband had 5 heart attacks, requiring cardiac surgery. If you were working several accounts and had to answer 800 emails and hire while your husband was in the hospital, maybe you could understand.
My heart goes out to you -- what an awful place to be in. sm

I am one of those unfortunate souls who lives paycheck to paycheck, and it would only take one or two disasters to send me spiraling.  Of course, right now I am working 3 jobs, so I hope to build a little safety net, but this is not about me ... I feel bad for you.


Maybe you should try getting on with a company that pays weekly -- that should get you the money you need quicker.  Off the top of my head, the only company I know that pays weekly is New England Medical Transcription.  They used to just use Word with an FTP transfer of work, but I think that has changed.  Still, probably the setup would not take long.  Or, if you are really desperate, perhaps you could try a temp agency for something.  I think they pay weekly, although the people working there do not get near what the temp agency does .. sigh.  


I'm sure things will start picking up for you.  Perhaps if you explain your situation to your creditors and such, they will understand and give you a break.  Everyone knows about the devastation in Texas and surely would be sympathetic. 


Regardless, I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way.  Good luck! 


This is what I am leaning toward. This is what my heart tells me.
I guess it is my brain that is all confused. Your help here is truly appreciated, it echos that small voice we are supposed to listen to in hard times....
I had heart nice things about them and
passed the test a while back, but still have not been contacted by the recruiter. Saw several ads since. So, this MT moved on. All I can guess is they are swamped with resumes. A nice place to work, was my understanding, so good luck to you!
Thanks, GothMT. My heart says it is the right thing
And I believe that flexibility will be key, as being a SE I get flexibility. Thanks for your comments here for helping me to make such a decision. :)
These stories warm my heart
which is maybe why I love helping people.  Had the people who were my mentors  not been so kind, I would never have achieved the success I achieved in the MT world.  They gave me knowledge that no MT school could ever provide. I could never be arrogant or try to put anyone down, I remember too well what it was like to be a newbie even though it was nearly half a century ago.
That was great. My heart goes out to the MDI people, too. nm
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I do hospital work, do heart surgery, etc.
but donít do the caths and glad of it. They have others specifically for that. I do all other reports including ops, discharges, consults and the histories and such.
I agree. And remember your heart and soul.
I did what you are thinking of doing, and got so burnt out, and angry because I was at the computer all day, and everything in life was interrupting my work... all of a sudden I started slowing down. No matter what I could do, I could not stop myself from slowing down until one day I just stopped. Got up, walked away. That was 6 or 8 weeks ago. After a leave of absence, looking at life differently. Now I am an IC, working at transcribing half the day, something else the other half (sales) with no set hours and making as much as one full time job. Managed to pay for a cruise for me and my little boy in cash by doing this. But, I had to walk away from the computer not go to it more. The toll this type of work all the time on my brain, my psyche, my heart and soul was too much. IF you want to make money you have to invest time in yourself and your happiness. Then, you may even make one third more not twice as much than you are now,you will be happy, and you will find that ends will meet. You know, it isn't all about the money, that is life. It's about what isn't money. Sorry to sound so cryptic. But don't make the mistake of forgetting yourself for work or money. ENjoy life. GOod luck to you!