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My understanding was that in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment sm

Posted By: anon on 2009-06-19
In Reply to: I never heard about that one. If the government - ()

providers will be required to have EMR.

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Yes I have been paid. Payment has definitely not been a problem. I received payment on the 19th. nm
Tying payment to their payment is fine
if they tell you that up front. Once bitten, twice shy.
Why do you need to apply for Medicaid along with Cobra? Did I understand this to be what you said?
Social Security & Medicare
Here's the scoop: As an IC, you are responsible for all 15.3% of your combined social security (12.4%) and medicare taxes (2.9%).

As a statutory MT or a full employee, the MTSO will pay half, or 7.65%, of your social security and medicare taxes. It is only as an IC or statutory that you are able to fully deduct your home office-related expenses on your tax return. I think an employee can only take SOME of the home-office write-offs, but I am not sure which ones.

Also of note is that only the first $92,000 of your income is subject to the SS and MC taxes (not that many of us make this much, but it's good to know!) However, you are only required to report your income if you made over $400 that year.

When you file your federal taxes at the end of the year, you will have to pay a self-employment tax which is what takes care of your SS and MC taxes.

If you expect to OWE more than $1000 in self-employment taxes at the end of the year, then you will actually need to make quarterly estimated tax payments or risk paying a penalty fee when you file annually. To compute that, I believe that you would owe more than $1000 in self-employment taxes if your taxable income is more than $6500 per year (which hopefully includes nearly all of us!).

If you can find a company who will treat you as an IC (not binding you to specific schedules, etc) yet will hire you to a statutory position, then this, in my opinion, is the way to go.

For instance, I currently work for two companies, one as an IC and one as statutory. They both pay me the same per line, but since the statutory one also pays half of my SS and MC taxes, it's like taking my line count and adding 7.65% to it!

You may ask why I don't just go full-time with the statutory--the answer is this: My IC account has a lot of standards, so I actually make about the same, if not more, even after I consider the fact that I am responsible for all of my taxes for income made with this account.

Hope this helps to answer some of your questions!
SE withholds oasdi/medicare, IC w/holds nothing.
ANY federal money - included Medicare and almost
I could be wrong, but I read it to mean ANY federal money which includes Medicare/Medicaid, and there are probably not too many hospitals, clinics, or private doctor's offices that do not have at least 1 Medicare/Medicaid patient.  Seems to me they would not be too worried about all the listed countries for off-shoring if it was only VA, since there was already a big stink about off-shoring VA records.  But then, as I said, I could be reading it wrong.  I guess only time will tell. 
Just because someone does not receive
their paystub, does not mean it was not sent. With the banks being closed, if funds were sent and missed the deadline, it would be the next business day before it is posted. I always get my paystub the day AFTER deposit.
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!
Didn't receive it either...
I'm not directing this question to you but just wondering why some of us receive these E-mails and some of us do not? Does it matter what account you're on?

You should receive it Saturday. Sometimes
Anyone receive their Medscribe (FL) W2 yet?


Anyone from Spheris receive theirs?
They still have not paid me although Sonja Sacoleman made a promise on contacting me for payment but up to now... still nothing!
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.

Did anyone receive a phone call yet
or is this all speculation???
MTs don't stay long enough to receive anything
Sorry, I didnt receive an email. Could you try again. nm
They receive money from companies
did not receive yahoo request sm
can you resend it as I did not get it.  You have my yahoo email there right?  I will be back in about 2 hours adn will check for it again then.  thanks so much!!
How can you receive an email form your
company if your email is not typed exactly right? It will never be delivered into your inbox, but will go right back to the company, as 'not able to deliver.'

Not the only one. My co has gag order too.
What do you mean by out of order?
Do they offer IC or employee status, full and/or part time? Just curious. With respect to the out of order comment, do you mean disorganized?
Out of order
By out of order I mean she was downright rude when I suggested that I would like to work with my text Expander and dictionaries rather than theirs.
Alliance Payment Anyone??
Anyone receive payment recently from Alliance?  Waiting for over a month.  Told they pay weekly when hired.  TIA
eScription Payment
Yes, when you become accustomed to editing, you can generally edit at a rate of 400 to 700 lines per hour. It usually takes about a month or two to get used to the editing process. It is important that you learn the eScription shortcuts in the beginning, so that you don't get bad habits. In particular, ALT-K is very important to learn.

Ascend Payment
I am working for Ascend now for three uears. They have a policy of each 15 day pay period paid 15 days after the period is closed. If the disbursement date is on week end it will get delayed. I never had an issue and I average about $0.12 per line.

There are folks who do not complete their paperwork or do not submit their production data on time do get their pay delayed.

Ascend also gave me a loan last year and subtracted agreed upon installment from my earned wages.

I like working for them. Plenty of work, good pay.
Yes, I received my payment
Yes, I have received my payment as promised. 
Never payment issues
with TransTech...never.
Payment at DeVenture
I have been working for them for over a year and have never had a late payment.
Demand for payment
Send her a demand for payment letter with 10 days to pay you. Send it certified with return receipt. State that further action will be taken if payment is not received by you in 10 days, and add that interest will begin to accrue on the balance. In the meantime, see if you can find other MTs who are owed money by this same person. If it's only you, they know you won't take the trouble to travel to their state to file in small claims court. If you have several people, you can file a class action suit in federal court. That's what worked for me a few years ago with a company in California.
No payment from MTSO

I was hired my a MTSO without asking for my social security number or driver's license.  I did not sign an IC agreement or HIPPA paperwork.  She only verbally told me what I was and verbally did not want any contracts signed. I was told I was a subcontractor, but I refuse to work anymore for her.  She is now telling me she cannot cut me a check without having my SS#.  I am telling her cut my check and then we can make arrangements for her to pick up her computer.  Who is right?  I have no gurantee that she is going to pay me and why ask for my SS number now?

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.