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Seeking info on Diskriter's platform; ease of use, line counts,

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Scribe platform, how to see line counts? sm
Does anyone know how to get individual report line counts in Scribe platform?  I can see the lump sum, but I want to see individual report counts.
Perhaps they took the opportunity of switching to a new platform to slash line counts?
Maybe they figured everyone would blame the new platform and not THEM??
You know MQ has a great platform. How does KS compare for ease? nm

Just left them, here's the info on line counts
To clarify the line count required at SGS, it's 2400 lines per day that include Both typed and edited lines, so if you type a lot of lines you not only make more per line but it counts toward the 2400 per day that's required for full time status. However, even considering that, the accounts are bad, time consuming, and still contribute to this horrible and abusive company's profit margin, which I refuse to do and left them for those reasons. One other thing to keep in mind is that Nuance and most other VR editing positions also require the very same combined 2400 lines per day. This profession is Not at all like it used to be, it's become more and more difficult to make a living doing MT work now that it's mainly VR editing, coupled with the fact that we are shown none of the respect we deserve and used to receive. And, SGS does pay just 0.038 or less for each line of VR editing...one of the lowest cpl rates in the industry. The guy in charge of their operations, Gary S, is greedy and unscrupulous with his bottom line being Only the almighty dollar he can put in his pocket. He cares nothing for his employees, not even the integrity of his company, and that's just plain sad, but true.
I agree. Big factors- ease of dictators, length of reports, platform. NM
Seeking information on Diskriter
I notice Diskriter has afternoon shifts available. Does anyone know if they offer a shift differental or incentive for working those 2nd and 3rd shifts? Also, what are the average lines you can do on their Chartscript platform. Thanks.
Seeking information regarding KS platform

I have a few questions regarding the Meditech platform that Keystrokes uses on some accounts. The person who hired me wasn't in today, or I would have asked her. I hate to wait until Monday because I start with them in a week and I just want to make sure I have everything I need.


If anyone could help, please contact me via email so that I don't clog up this board with all the specifics!



seeking job info

I've been with a MTSO for nearly 5 years, but the account they have me on is becoming too hit and miss.

I'm looking for a position and hope to get recommendations, based upon the following:
1.  Part time only, and no weekends.
2.  A decent line pay for someone with nearly 30 years exp.
3.  Uses a C-phone or voice files (I do not have TransNet).

If anyone knows of a good MTSO, or even an individual looking for some help, please email me. I need some more steady or I'll be singing the Pay the Bill Blues.

Seeking info on SPi
I cannot find anything in the archives about this company. I see that they offshore, which is fine. I am seeking comments from anyone who currently works there.

Do they pay for spaces?
Is the pay decent?
Can you use your own PC?

Also wondering if QA is paid hourly. Is QA pay a good rate?

Am still seeking info, please help
Please, can anybody tell me about Oracle, Orion and Landmark?  How are the platforms?  Is there steady work?  Which would you choose?  Thank you!
Yes to old reports! Their ExText has all the regular functions except line counts are done on line
Seeking info on Spheris
Thank you and have a nice weekend. 
Seeking info on Oracle
pay scale, pros, cons, workload, platform, etc.  Any info greatly appreciated!
Seeking info regarding Deventure

I am not familiar with this company, but they have an ad on the Job Board, and I am thinking of applying...how are they to work for?  Platform?  What is their pay scale for a very experienced transcriptionist?  How are they to deal with?  Do you have to work a set schedule or is there some flexibility?  TIA

Seeking info on Navesys
Anybody currently working for Navesys? Is this a good company? Is pay on time? Direct deposit? Any info is appreciated.
Line counts - the lower the line count requirements
the harder the account and problems with trying to get production off the platform the company uses.
Seeking info regard DaVenture
sorry about my mistake...guess I should pay more attention to how I spell company names...they just might hold it against me!!!!!
Seeking info on Pearson Transcription
Does anybody have any info on this company?  I believe it is in Washington State.  Thanks!   
Seeking recent info on Precyse Solutions.
I already know that they offshore...any other comments?
Seeking info on SmartDoc, Inc. Good bad and/or ugly.

 Pay, platform, people skills, QA, etc.  Thanks!

I wasn't posting for a job reference, was just seeking advice and info. Thanks!
Seeking info from PRESENT employees of Superior Global

Please do not reply with 'search the archives'. 

I am seeking info from current employees. 

1. Is pay on time?

2. The escription account...is it bad?  Are you able to earn a decent wage on escription there?

3. Any other CURRENT info is appreciated.

Getting line counts up

I recently was hired for a national company, after having worked in-house for about 5 years in a physical therapy clinic.  I'm still in the training status.  Every day when I check my line count, I cannot believe it!  It's in the 200-250 area.  I know I'm slow, having to look up almost all drugs, many procedures, etc., and I'm adding to the expander program every day, but I don't see how I can get a lot faster.  We don't get credit for header information and oftentimes this takes several minutes to look up, add to, correct.

Any suggestions/comments are welcome!


Line counts

Does anyone out there or has anyone out there worked for Transtech Medical Solutions and if so could you provide some input on their line counts and why there are 3 different platforms to figure your lines that give you 3 different figures and final line count is lower than those 3 platforms.  Any info would be appreciated.


Be that as it may but have you have problems with your line count W?
line counts
I was given $10 guaranteed hourly for the first pay period, unless I did more than the 12,000 lines. That was a joke because I, like you, was, and still am, getting awful dictators. I did not make the 12,000 line requirement until 5 pay periods later. You will get there.....eventually. I can only dream what my line count would be if I had some decent dictators!
Line Counts
Line counts are pretty easy to get.  I don't have any problem, but of course, the longer you are with any company/account, the easier line counts get.  They require 150 lph, but they aren't sticklers about it, if you don't.  (It took me a few months to get to 150, but then after that, 175-180 is about the norm).  They let you pick your schedule.  They are pretty flexible with that.  I work a split shift and it works out great.  They have excellent shift differentials.  They use Shorthand as their Expander and if you're already using it, you can transfer it in.  They have quality equipment.  You don't spend a lot of time waiting.  As far as demographics go, for the most part, it all pre-fills.  Occasionally, you will get a patient you have to look up the name for, but it's easy and doesn't take long.  It's an easy system to get used to, as well.  You don't have to have 6 different windows open to do one thing.  They have normals and examples easily available for different dictators, etc.  Overall, it's definitely worth applying and taking the test.  (The tests have caused problems for some folks - there's a written one and then 3 or 4 dictation samples).
Line counts

I sure did not have trouble getting between 250-350 lines per hour when I was with MDI at 11 cpl.  I quit to take a radiology position that pays gross.  The Bayscribe platform is very user friendly and I never had trouble with any of my accounts (2). 

Line Counts
I average 250-300+ lph on my acute care account at MDI.
line counts
I most certainly did read it.  I was stating that when I paste report into Word it does agree with the DQS line count, not that it does not agree. 
Line counts

It really depends on how many characters you do in a day.  For instance, if your total chars are 50,000 - then divide that by 65 csl and you get 769 lines total.  And the same for a 72 csl - divided by 72 would be 694 lines total.

So the more chars you type the more lines it turns out to be.  Figure 85,000 chars would get you 1,307 lines!


Line counts

Again, I want to ask what can be done bout something... The way are lines are calculated by the MTs is to take 24 x the number of reports we have done in a day and that is just a guesstimate I am told.  The owner has a line-counting program called Docu-Count and we do not have have access to that program.  Again, when we get our paychecks.. it just shows the line count but we have no way of knowing exactly what our line count is compared to the what the owner comes up with.  I have asked a person there at the office who helps with payroll and explained that my line counting program comes up a lot more than the one they use at the office and the response to me was I have to go.  Does anyone besides me find this odd and know what I can do about it.. Im afraid to ask him for fear that I will lose my job and I need this job right now.  TIA.   

line counts

Well, that's good to know.  Do you know if we are paid for the headings in the report? I think that might make the difference.  I literally go from one IC job in the morning, making right at 300 lph, to struggling for 200 to 225 at Precyse.  If we are paid for the headings (which we should be, because they don't appear out of thin air and they all take at least 3 keystrokes), then maybe I'm just too tired to pull off 300 lph at a second job. 

TT Line counts

Since the Ichart line counting program for TT has been having problems, I have noticed that my line counts have gone down.  Has anyone else experienced this problem?  I am starting to get worried about it.




line counts
anyone working for TTS having trouble with their line counts?
TTS line counts
An email was sent out to all about that earlier. It appears to be an ongoing issue with Dictaphone, and probably something they have no control over. I am sure they will get it straightened out soon, they can't afford not to.
Line counts
Let me ask you this then, to whose benefit is this equipment geared to - not to increase an MTs productivity, give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ichart service, Dictaphone can help you assess the true cost of your current transcription infrastructure.

Past audits have revealed some of the following billing discrepancies:

Inadequate Billing Detail.
No true MT line counting standards for billing.
Challenging Audit Trail and Process.
Special Characters Can Inflate Line Counts By 15%.
Invisible Characters Can Inflate Line Counts Up To 20-40%!
Poorly Designed Templates can lead to Excessive Line Counts.
Multi-page Reports can Drive Excessive Characters and/or hidden words.
Line Counts

Not too long ago there were numerous posts regarding Transtech and the line count situation.  I was just wondering if any TransTech employees are still experiencing discrepancies with their line counts.


Line Counts
Nope...no problems now or ever. The Dictaphone system might lag from time to time, but it's not TransTech's fault. It's no big deal at all. All we have to do is just wait a couple of hours and the lines count program calculates out. There's just a short lag. I've never lost so much as a character.
line counts
Do you use your own line counter and if so what kind do you use?
line counts are off
If you dont use you own counter to compare then of course you would not notice a discrepancy but if you use your own line counter and your counts are close to what I-Chart then what line counter are you using.
line counts
Yes I have talked with management repeatedly to no avail which is why I posted the question here. It just might be that I am not using the right kind of line counter or have not set my variables correctly. The reason I asked the question is that if others are using their own line counters and their counts are relatively close to I-Chart then I wanted to find out what they were using so that I too could try that and see what happens from there. So, if you are using your own counter if you could tell me what you use that would be very much appreciated.
line counts
True and true,and if it was that I would forget about it but if something is wrong now and it goes on who is to say it won't escalate. But, like I said I just wanted basically to find out what, if any, line counters other transcribers might be using so that I could at least try that.
TT and line counts
How can they expect you to meet their requirements when they consistently run out of work?
Line Counts

Does anyone else work for a company where you can't check your line counts?  Its driving me NUTS!  I've worked for them for 3 weeks and my keeping track through the Lanier is always way more than they say I have done.  I really like the account but might leave if it keeps up.  Any advice appreciated!

Line counts
For the life of me, I cannot find my offer letter with the required lines. Why don't you just go through their website and e mail them, or call. I am sure they will respond. Besides, the requirement may have changed in a year. Good luck!
MDI line counts
Does anyone else have a difficult time making lines with MDI-MD. Doing multispeciality clinic and some discharge.  It just seems like an awful lot of typing for little lines. Major struggle.  Also it seems as if you are not getting credit for demographics, addresses for letters etc. Do they not pay for headers, footers. What about headings? Something definitely seems odd. There is no real way to get exact lines on Bayscribe. They give you an estimate of line and amount you made but the paystub doesn't even tell you the total lines you did a pay period. Just seems odd
Line counts are low
My line count is down by at least 200 lines per day even though I produce the same amount of documents as I did on the old platform. So, things do not add up.
line counts
I worked for MQ for almost 10 years before going to TT. I make a lot more money with TT than I did with MQ. I was actually being paid 1.5 cpl more at MQ than I am at TT. I work my 40 hours with a heck of a lot less stress and aggravation, and actually feel appreciated. That may not be important to some people, but for some reason it is to me. However, the bottom line is my paycheck. I had dropped about 250.00 a pay period by the time I left MQ with all the changes they had made with work pools and ASR. I now make more money for the same 40 hours, so do I think I am being ripped off, heck no! I have no doubt I am being paid for what I type.
QA and line counts

As has been stated in many of the posts on this board, quality is the top priority at Axolotl.  We type what is dictated unless account specifics say otherwise or there is a gross medical error.  We do not get docked for sending a report to QA with blanks unless the blanks are excessive on an ongoing period of time. We do not get docked for punctuation.  If you type a wrong word, then you get docked.  If you do not follow account specifics, then you get docked.  If you add or miss a word, you get docked.  I have not fallen below 99.2% in 2 years on my monthly audits.  The system also allows you to see every edited report.  The MTs are also allowed to challenge an error that has been assessed.  I have had errors overturned, as well as some that were not overturned. 

As far as reaching my line count, I haven't had any problems.  I think their platform is the easiest I have ever worked on.  MTs are given every tool possible by the company so that they are productive.  

I think if an MT has a problem maintaining the QA score and/or reaching 1200 lines, it is that particular person's bad habits. 

Line counts
Mine usually post immediately, but I think some accounts are slower than others to post for some reason.