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Its my understanding your pay is based on your primary account sm

Posted By: Tobie on 2009-06-02
In Reply to: I got my call about my pay cut today...sm - Tobie

I didn't ask that specific question but that is how I understood it when it was explained to me.

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Do you have a primary account - sm
or do you have to work on several different accounts? Do you get a lot of feedback during training? Did it take you very long to start meeting line requirements? Do they have decent insurance? Thanks!
It was when I worked at YOG -- primary account was 95% ESL. BUT, it's not so bad ...sm

Generally, a lot of times they say the same things in their review of systems and physical examinations, and you can make up little normals for each doc.   Tough way to get your start, though -- sorry.

By the way, I don't think most acute care accounts are that heavy in ESL, but a number of 70-80% wouldn't surprise me.

Good luck!

I don't have to be management to know I have a primary account
that I work on and have backup accounts. If you have problems with ESL doctors on a certain you should let someone know. I had this happen before on a backup account and they removed it from my pool.

I myself find it interesting that people who don't work for them and have never worked for them are posting below bashing the company on heresay.
Losing primary account.
What happens?  I haven't been working for an MTSO long enough to know (worked in house for the last 5 years).  Could someone please tell me their experiences?  I work for a large MTSO, so I am hoping that I can get placed on another account, but really, I don't think there are enough slots to fill all our positions.  Any thoughts?  Please HELP.
To losing primary account
Can you tell us which company? The moderators say it is okay.
AGREE! When my primary account went ISR........
I took about a $200 to $300 a month pay cut. Don't think this won't happen with this new system. Will soon be paying them for the priviledge of working for them.
Very low on my primary account with my FT job, but busy with my PT jobs. sm
Unfortunately, I need the lines at the FT job not only for the $$$ but to maintain my benefits.  Kinda scary. 
Yeah, and I can bet that account used to be my primary because it rarely has work now!
your company takes overflow or has a primary account
I really have no idea if this applies to your current situation, but when I worked at a hospital and a large MTSO took our overflow, some of the girls I worked with had no qualms about leaving (or perhaps assigning, can't really remember now) the horrible doctors to the MTSO. We had a monitor that showed all the jobs waiting in queue, and they would (or could, anyway) go down the list assigning themselves the good ones, thereby leaving the bad ones to the MTSO. I worked radiology and everything was in-house for that, but I would watch the acute care ladies do this.
I suppose it probably varies with each account. My primary has been slow sm

since the holiday, but I am able to get my lines.  I'm hoping it picks up soon.

Hope this helps.

My primary account is a hosp in new orleans so I'm wondering if we'll have more charts in a fe
It is done differently based on the account so

I'm not much help there.  Your lead should be able to provide that information. 

I think it may vary based on your account
but they have always been very flexible with me. I have another hospital I cover on the weekends, but I know a lot of the MTs do work weekends, and I believe you are allowed to request a second account if you want extra work.

I can only speak from the account I've been on, but the workload is almost always decent. Sometimes we can get a little slow, sometimes their is more work than we can seem to handle, but everyone works together and gets it done.

From what I have read concerning some other companies, I'm pretty pleased with where I'm at.

Good luck! Have you already applied or just thinking about it?

You can try requesting an internet-based account
If they have any openings on any internet-based accounts, they may be able to put you on one of those. My primary account is internet-based, and I requested that my secondary account be internet-based as well, which was no problem at all.
OT is based on account. One account may
run dry, but another is overflowing. OT is requested for that specific account probably for hte MTs covering that account as they are the ones familiar with it.
From my understanding...
It is because they merged with SPI. I used to work for them a couple years ago and am going back here pretty soon. Which one do you work out of? I previously worked Cymed Ohio but now i am going to Cymed VA.
If I'm understanding you,
Now that you have figured what the 65-character count template lines already provided are, what you need to do is get the total characters in the document (with spaces if you are allowed to charge for those). You will then divide that total count by 65 and will have a total document line count, after which you will just need to subtract your new standard template 65-char line count (the count that every document using that template has before you have transcribed anything) from your total lines.

Does that make any sense, or have I thoroughly confused you now? LOL

I hope it helps.
What I'm not understanding is... SM
If it was known by the Powers That Be that this account's contract was terminating, WHY ON EARTH didn't someone hustle up other clients to replace this one???
well its my understanding
that there is generally always a probationary period with a company, oftentimes up to 3 months, when either party can say 'this isn't working out' and terminate the relationship. As I recall, nothing was ever stated outright to me, but was implied, so I just looked at the QA period as the probationary period.
My understanding is that (sm)
Word does not count returns and possibly other keystrokes.  Maybe others have more information.
My understanding...
I'm a former DVHPer..now Transcender. I was per diem. I am now considered part-time since Transcend doesn't do per diem. We were asked to come up with a schedule with our DVHP people. Since I get to keep my same account, I just scheduled the amount of hours I needed to get what I want tobe paid. It isn't 40 hours but I will be considered full time by my pay.
I think we have our understanding now
I was not calling her management- I was saying what others would call her. We are ok now.
My understanding
From what I gather, our primary determines our line rate, regardless of whether we're typing levels above or below that. Although obviously they do what they feel like and that's probably subject to change, too, much in the way they reassured us there would be no pay cuts to begin with.
Understanding VR/SR

Google front-end speech recognition and/or back-end speech recognition and it'll help you understand how some of this stuff works.  The site below was interesting and helpful to me. I found it by Googling back-end speech recognition.  One is when the Dr doesn't even know he/she is on a VR system and dictation is run through speech server and we edit it.  The other is where the Dr does most of the training/editing of the VR machine, which in a so-called perfect world for docs, MTs would become obsolete. Some radiology and pathology groups are going toward this option, darn them!

My understanding
The way I am understanding it is that Enterprise will be going to the platform that ChartMatrix (me) has been using for a year. So, it will be new for you, but not for me. I already know the good and bad of the platform and what I am capable of producing with it, so its pretty easy for me to calculate my future earnings. I use Instant Text, also. PLEASE tell me any tricks you have. That would be great!
Having trouble understanding

your post, but if it was supposed to mean that we "could" have the option of transcribing and/or using VR, perhaps at this very minute in time you do, but that won't last much longer.

From the wording of your post, I'm having trouble believing you're a living, breathing human being.  Are you instead a VR program looking for a home?  If so, maybe you'd better fine-tune your voice-recognition ability to correct that "good" versus "could" voice conflict you've got going on.  If you are a human being attempting to convey a thought about "bad" MTs, take a good, long look at your own post and tell me where they should begin the "weeding-out" process. 

I personally think they should start with MTs who type sentences such as, "I was under the impression that we good straight type, do VR or both!"

My understanding was that the bonus
you fulfilled ALL the criteria:

a. It begins at the end of your first 90 days, if,
b. You are an MT in good standing (whatever that means) and,
c. It was to be paid out in equal installments over 12 months, however,
d. If at any time you lose your good standing (whatever that means) your bonuses stop.

Happy typing!
And another understanding person...
I'm not dumb, I do have common sense, I had just never posted on any of these forums. Why are you so offended and rude? I've read the rules now and people like you just can't back off.

And I might NOT just be quiet. I can post my opinion like everyone else and if it comes to not being able to, who cares? I see there are only a handful (1 hand) of decent people here anyway.

For the love of God, give it a rest already or I will post my street address and you are more than welcome to come visit me.

I came in peace, but I'll put up a fight if I have to after I've already apologized and read the rules. There's absolutely no reason to act as immature as some are.
Are you really understanding what you read?
Same client, different company, no problem with QA now.

Hoping there is no language barrier on your end.

What don't you understand?
Thanks for understanding and for doing that report!
You have at least 1 coworker (in me) who appreciates your attitude. I'd do the same thing and type that report. So at least the 2 of us are there, and maybe others so that we all don't get stuck with the junk the bending over backward cherry picker leaves behind! Thanks for cheering my day with your story. And again thanks for doing that report!
None hired yet, per my understanding.
From what I gather, this is a new thing and none have been hired yet. Maybe you can be the first one and let us all know ...
If I am understanding you correctly,
companies have no business wanting an accurate report?? There is nothing wrong with requiring 98% quality in a report. If you are a good MT, it doesn't matter how long or short the report is, it will be accurate and meet the standards for you company or facility, that is, if you want to keep a job anywhere.
I fail to understanding NOTHING
I have no idea what you're babbling about in your post. I WAS proactive and did immediately seek employment elsewhere. That doesn't mean I'm incapable of having the human decency to understand my fellow MTs plight.

You've got quite a hard shell.

Just like a NUT, now that I think about it.

My understanding is that the accounts you are currently on go with you and you stay on them. Why do
people stay if they dont have any work there. That is silly. When the offices close, what happens to the accounts they were on when the office closes. I dont think they lose those accounts.
You would be pleasantly surprised. They can be understanding. sm
I backed out last year, also afraid of change. The company I stayed with lost the account and I contacted KS again. They hired me (again) and I love it there!
Wait, am I understanding you correctly? ... sm
Are you saying that the work flow is up and down like this a lot? I'm a relative newbie to the company and I was told that they always had an abundance of work. I'm a little in shock right now.
I understand. I don't think you're understanding
the thread from below that I am referring to.  We are all new hires and understand that we can only transcribe 5 jobs a day. I agree and understand completely. But several of the MTs posting below are very upset, as they do not have the work to even complete the 5 jobs a day. They are apparently being told there is no work on various accounts.  That is what is freaking me out.  I understand the logic and reasoning behind 5 jobs maximum while training, but I do not understand that those in training have no work to get just 5 jobs. That does not bode well for the future. 
Oh, I read very well, have no problem understanding
what you are saying. Probably good you have job where you are because at my place you would not work there very long. We NEVER delete and retype reports. Oh, by the way, I never go back and read something a second time. Not in my work and certainly not on this board.
My primary is on that list as well but we're still going strong and hard so not sure if I believe that or not. Also a local hospital is on it and I know for sure they don't outsource.
new primary

I was given a different primary once. It was a brand new account. I tried it, and really didn't like it, and when I asked to go back to my old primary they said that was perfectly fine and put me back without any hassle at all.

I have added another secondary a couple of times, without any problem as well.

It is my understanding that when an office closes the accounts that do not want to go on DQS are not
still serviced by MQ so that may also be what is going on. All accounts I believe must go on DQS or find another service.
My understanding is that Ascend is making efforts
to pay those who have not received a check as yet.  If you have questions, please feel free to email me as I have been working with the owner regarding non payment issues.  Thanks, Administrator.
I love working at TT. They have been very kind and understanding with me sm

on many occasions, and I have nothing bad to say about them.  However, I have also come to realize that it is my responsibility to seek out other sources of income, especially with the holidays coming up.  I am single with no children, but I still have tons of bills (my fault), and I doubt the electric company or other places will just let it slide because work is slow.  I am going to be starting an IC position that will allow me to flex my hours around the times I am committed to TT.  I definitely hope it gets better, and I have asked for another account, but sometimes I guess we have to be proactive and take care of ourselves.

Good luck to you!

Yes, you could do worse..They are very flexible, understanding, fair..
and I've been there a few years and definitely do not see myself every leaving. I've tried other jobs but never left them because they are the best out there..in my opinion.
That was my primary for 5 years (sm)
also and right after the first of the year *poof* into thin air.  It was a peach of an account...dang! 
They have several accounts. My primary
runs out regularly, but my primary has an abundance of work. 
I've had my same primary....
since I hired on almost 3 years ago and only had to ask for a backup account this summer. Other than that, I've not needed another account.
Has anyone lost their primary?

What happened?  How did your company handle it?  Did they even tell you?  Was anyone quietly pushed out the door only to find out later it was because their primary dropped? 

I feel like I am all of a sudden getting pushed out the door, and I know my primary renewal date is coming up shortly. 

Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated.  Any signs that I should be looking for (both with regards to work itself and how I am being treated)? 


Mine primary is internet
My primary account is all internet with no phone line. My secondary account uses a C-phone with a phone line. Some of their accounts are internet-based, and others use a C-phone with a phone line. I love them both.
Is this happening on your primary, as well as your back up
accounts? Have you called management regarding your situation?
I wish my primary paid by the minute...
No one ever seems to know what they are talking about on that account and they take FOREVER to get through a report. Some dictators will take 15 minutes to dictate a 50-line report because they are shuffling through papers looking up things or just saying umm..duh.. I also have one dictator who will repeat things constantly, sometimes repeating the same sentence 3 times! I'd be making about $5 more per hour if I were paid by the minute... This wouldn't be a good deal on my secondary account though. There are a bunch of fast talkers and mumblers on that account.