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Thanks for understanding and for doing that report!

Posted By: hardtobelieveMT on 2008-02-25
In Reply to: I understood what you were saying. s/m - TT112

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!

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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?
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.
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.
Its my understanding your pay is based on your primary account sm
I didn't ask that specific question but that is how I understood it when it was explained to me.
I am having a hard time understanding why companies consistently overhire when they run an ad.
They have to know that people that need a certain amount of income are either going to quit or cut back and get a second job.  What does it gain them.  I would think this constant hiring and hiring and training would get very old and certainly has to impact quality.
My understanding was that in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment sm
providers will be required to have EMR.
Rad report pay - sm
Wish I knew where you got $1.35 as a norm. The most I've ever been offered was $1.25 and that was for Meditech radiology, the pits. Care to share where you got this norm? TIA
KS rad report pay - sm
Recent interview I had stated $1.10 report, and $2.25 report for specials (interventional exams), but the rest of the pay scale didn't turn me on. They don't pay for each exam under the specials, ( no linking for angio/TPA/cath insertion, etc), figuring the $2.25 would cover it, but no way does that make up for the length of some of those exams. Wasn't my cup of tea.
Pay per report. sm
I worked there for a while.  Got $1.25 per report but the reports were very long and the platform horrible.  Wasn't worth it.
per report

I agree with the person who said if its plain films that are typed then go with per report price. 


pay per report
MedQuist pays per report for Radiology and uses Meditech.
Thanks - doing rad and by report
so not sure how that will work. Thanks!
WOW $3.50 report?

I want to work where YOU work!  That's the most I've heard.

Also, per report - sm
Per report pay is only as good as the platform, and only IF you get paid for links, like CT ABD/PELVIS being dictated as one report, but you get paid for two reports, etc. Platform and company policy has a lot to do with profitability being paid by report. Lots of things to consider.....
Their MTs need to report them to the IRS - nm

Pay per report
Can anyone tell me what the pay per report might be? They say each page is 42 lines and each report is approx 2 pages. Does anyone know the going rate per report? Or is there such a thing?
why would you take 1 h for a 4-5-min report...
even if it is difficult? Why not just send it to QA, get a 2nd set of ears, or something? That's just too long.
Does anyone actually report this
I also totally agree. I see this on here a lot but I am wondering if anyone has reported any of these companies. I know I did with one. Has anyone else done so?
Nothing will change if people don't take any action.
.75 per report
Yes and I asked what type of reports you would be typing?  she said it included MRIs, CTs, interventional radiology.  I do wish she was joking, what MT with 5 years of experience would transcribe radiology for .75/report?
Do all of the above and then report them to the IRS...
MDI-MD Anything new to report

Mixed reviews in the archives. Going from employee to IC and wondered if I should try. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Nothing that recent, so before I sent info to them, I thought I'd see how it is these days.


I just did a report--sm
with spaces 913/65=14.046 x .9=1.264

w/o spaces 765/55=13.745 x.9=1.237

That would be a .2 per report difference. If you did 100 reports per day it would be a $20 difference and a $200 difference in a 10 day pay period.

I do not think it evens out.
Alt H Anyone know how to go to end of report? sm
I'm wondering if there are Keystrokes to go to the end of the report on the Bayscribe player? Thanks!
If you report them to the IRS
do you have to give your name.  If you do, aren't you just screwing yourself out of a job?
Maybe if we report them...
There are some serious personality issues at TTS. Even though one of the owners no longer has continuous contact with the MTs, the people who do are simply clones of her with the same micromanaging, domineering, threatening behavior.

I found this on how the company could be punished for treating ICs as employees:

If it finds a company guilty of misclassifying its workers, the IRS might require the company to pay all back withholding taxes plus interest, even if the misclassified independent contractors have already paid their taxes. The IRS might also levy huge fines and press criminal charges against the company officials. Once the IRS moves in, it opens the doors for the other agencies to collect their due. If there's anything left, the misclassified independent contractors might collect, too. Misclassified independent contractors have successfully sued for unemployment insurance, stock options, overtime pay, retirement benefits, profit sharing, disability payments, workers' compensation and more, in so-called permatemps and related lawsuits.
Pay per report

I have worked in Rad doing pay per report.  I would not work for less than 1.25-1.50 per report.  Some companies (hospitals) will pay as high as 2.00 per report.I don't know any Rad. MT who would work for 75 cents per report.




Pay by report?
Are there many places left that pay this way?
How many lines are on a report? nm