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Okay, here's the scoop.....

Posted By: need to know on 2005-12-27
In Reply to: MedWrite1.....anyone ever hear of them? Got a VERY vague email..... - need to know

Below is a cut and paste from an email I just received from this company.  I don't know if they offshore or not.  Also, I tried to see if I could find their website and could not do so.  Here is a cut and paste of the response I got and it just doesn't click with me.  Take care all.


We are needing about 12 ICs not employees to start, and will be adding on over the next few months a few more.   These are fulltime and part time, but we need at least 10 fulltime to start.  Below is further info.  You resume was posted on MT Daily


MT Work Specifics


Startup Date:  Jan 2, 2006 with others added in as they can for the next two weeks.


Worktype:  Multispecialty clinic, DS, clinic notes, Consults, Psychiatry etcetera.

Dictators:  Mostly English speaking, sound very clear, digital wave files, ESL docs are clear, (possibly 5 out of 100 doctors a bit of a sticky mess to type up but all others very good).


Transmission of Work:  Work is taken direct from a pool for transcriptionists, and work filters in 24/7 and drawn at will by the MTs.  This will allow for work 7 days a week for those who want to work varying hours/days. 


Computer Equipment: 

      A good computer (preferably no older than 4 or so years, with a good lot of RAM

      Word 1997 or 2000 ( I believe 2003 will also work but not sure yet)

      a sound card, good headset for transcription work

      DSL preferred for speed downloading

      FTP program (we have one you can use free) 

      foot pedal

      medical spellcheck program

      line counting program (we have a free one we can send you if you don't already have one, counts will be compared to our in-house counts)


Special Equipment: 

      All MTs will be hooked up to a web-based program, in which they will draw sound files as well as type up reports.  Once those reports are complete they will come to our editing department automatically. 

      Wave pedals particularly for this type of web-based program will be provided by us, and the expense of $87 (plus nominal shipping fee) taken from your first pay. Note:  Some of you may already have wave player pedals that will work with this system so we will test them out first.


Experience Requirement:  MTs must have good experience or be willing to train properly to bring their skill level up to par. 

Line Count:  65 character line WITH spaces  (average report approx 3-7 minutes of dictation, depending on worktype)

Status:  Independent Contractor only

Pay Rate:  Varies depending on experience and will be discussed individually.

Pay Dates:  Invoices are paid on the 5th and 20th of each month and are done by direct deposit to your bank unless otherwise requested.


Do I work remotely?  Location of MTs does not matter as the work is drawn from your work pool, therefore you can begin any time of day or night, although we are hoping to mostly find those who can work daytime and weekend.  Those who can work evening for a few hours are also welcome.


How much work can you draw?  As much as you can complete in a timely manner, with all work being done by day's end, and completed properly and accurately.  If your work is lacking in accuracy you will be cut back on workload until accuracy levels are appropriate again.  We tend to hire only good experience but will always work with an MT if we see potential for improvement.


If you are interested in testing after reading this information and discussing rates, please be in touch


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