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Those who have switched from Transcend to Amphion

Posted By: Tranny on 2005-09-03
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Can I hear from those who have switched from Transcend to Amphion about how their pay is, have they made the same or lost money.  How do you like it there  and how is the WORK FLOW?

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So are you saying your account has not been switched over to a Transcend platform yet?? Thanks! nm
give amphion or transcend a try and dont always base choice on posts
Spheris MTs, any out there who switched from TWS to SM
Clarity/Cornerstone and to ShortHand care to comment?  Good, bad, same?  Please share....thanks.  
Baited and switched
I don't like Transcend. Applied for one position and got another which was one of the worse accounts I have ever had in my entire career!! They must have a hard time getting and keeping people on that account. Anyway, I didn't like the way I got set up so I quit.
Has anyone switched from MQ to SoftScript?
and if so, how did it go? Any info would be greatly appreciated :) TIA! :)
they switched to Emdat and now pay 7 to 8 cpl
Hi there, I worked out of Nashville, too. I have been switched around SM
between several CSCs due to closings. This one seems okay, at least the office staff is friendly.
I also have lost a lot of lines when we switched to DQS. SM
It seems like everyone else loves it and makes big lines but I haven't had that experience at all. I think it bites in a big way.
Nice people, but I was switched from
account to account because they ran out work. I also agree with Regina about the non-stop e-mails, etc.--too much distraction during the work day. They pay on time as agreed, but not too much. I'd say keep looking.
Here's a funny for you. I switched professions at age 48.....

I jumped into MT from a accounting/administrative secretary work. Got sick of the backstabbing and college graduates booting out all the oldies who knew their jobs. I was next.

I have no desire to go out there for a regular job. What I see in stores and shopping reminds me too much of people at places I used to work, so even Wal-Mart, etc. doesn't turn me on.

My dream is to hit the lotteryand retire...fat chance since I never play... LOL

If you like to be switched on accts all the time.
Switched to an IC job at 8 cpl, great dictators, no ESL
I would completely disagree with you. I switched
from radiology to acute care, and the difference was overwhelming. Switching from a specialty or even a few specialties to doing acute care, which involves ALL specialties & procedures & dozens if not hundreds of different dictators, is a big big change. I think your post would most definitely mislead newbies.
Old posts say you get switched around a lot and the software is clunky. What about
That is absolutely correct which is why I switched to IC. I had the same situation.
Switched once, all together 6-7 accounts, awful quality
QA could not have been nicer, could usually fill my blanks, but when you can't get a handle on a dictation from the first sentence and it's all downhill from there, I didn't want my initials on those reports. I emphasize all the positives I stated about the company. If someone wants a real challenge with every report, and expects it to take a while before comfortable with the dictators, it could be a nice home. I just could not make enough to pay my bills.
Yes! Just switched 3 weeks ago from IC to employee and hating it! nm
I switched to flexible to keep my options open. (sm)
So far I am finding the platforms others have out there are not allowing me to make as much money as I did with MQ even with the cess pool. I work for a great company now, truly fantastic people, but their platform is slow and often down for one reason or another.

I am going to give it a little longer, but may be calling to crawl back to FT with MQ when I am eligible to change classifications again. I switched from FT to PT and then flex so I am sure I will have to wait a year before I can swap around again.

I would think now is an extremely good time to at least call them and check it out. What have you got to lose?
Any Warminster MTs have any thoughts on the email about getting switched to the NE region. Just
wonder what you think about the whole thing.
If you've switched companies, encourage the rest!

If you've decided to join us in the fight to keep our confidential health information and MT jobs in the states and not sent overseas, PLEASE let us know and help encourage others to do the same.  I recently have and currently work for MDI-MD.  We really need to keep encouraging each other to make the move.  If you're not sure if a company outsources to either Pakistan, India, or the Philippines, just ask here.  We'll help figure it out for you!

Let's not quit and let this just remain a hot topic for a week or so!  WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER!  Remember, if you take a cent less in pay, it's well worth it to help an American MT-based company prosper and help these companies that are more concerned about money than Americans' jobs lose MTs and possibly large accounts that these American MT-based companies could have a chance at acquiring.

This is US TAKING A STAND!  I just want to encourage you all to truly consider this. 

The companies I know of that definitely don't outsource offshore right now after THOROUGH research are Keystrokes, Axolotl, MDI-MD (where I work).  I'll keep researching.  Just remember to post here if you are questioning a company.  I'm still researching others and am including Pakistan and the Phillipines in my searches.

I'm contacting medical facilities in my area (Pennsylvania) to let them know that their confidential medical information could possibly be outsourced offshore and to consider helping keep jobs in America by researching their MTSO and hire a company that doesn't do this.  If you feel inclined to reach medical facilities in your area/state, PLEASE do this for all of your fellow MTs.  I know there is at least one of you in each state on this board! 

Current Amphion employee...I'm very happy. The part of Amphion I work with has no faxes, lists,s
minor demographic work..superb QA and feedback.  Fellow MTs on same account are more than willing to help and now they also have mentor program.  My pay is what they said.  They do have different pay for different levels. 
We had a ton of people in our office quit because of the low line count on DQS when switched from
another DOS platform to DQS. Same account, same doctors LESS lines.
I was switched from one heavy ESL acct to another and couldn't get the lines, so I bailed. Other
Transcend bought MDI, so if Transcend sends work offshore, so does MDI. nm
We heard Transcend is buying Keystrokes next. I'm not working for Transcend. No Way !
If MDI-FL is owned by Transcend and Transcend admittingly offshores, sm
then doesn't that make MDI a company that offshores? That's like saying that one branch of a company offshores but another does not, so they are excluded from the offshore label. If MDI-FL is part of Transcend and Transcend offshores, that means that they do.
RE: If MDI-FL is owned by Transcend and Transcend admittingly offshores, sm
Your hypothesis is incorrect. MDI is a wholly independent subsidary of Transcend, therefore, they were not a part of the experiment to offshore to evaluate cost/benefit ratio that Transcend only tried for 90 days (I believe the evaluation process is not still ongoing).
When you get switched from account to account
it makes it very difficult to attain their 12,000 line requirement. If you don't make your line counts, you get moved to part time and lose your benefits. If you are already part time, you get your line rate docked. In order to prevent this from happening, I used to have to work more than 40 hours a week. It seems that this is their goal...to keep everyone from having benefits...instead, they are losing their MTs. I was staying at OSi for only 1 reason and she seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. I am most definitely looking elsewhere. I'm gettin while the gettin's good!
I actually switched from a M-F schedule to a S-T schedule...sm
because of the financial situation.  I was offered a lot better money to work this schedule on a particularly picky account.  I can live with working on Sunday evenings because that is when my 2 teenage kids, also very active in sports, band, church, driving, dating, social life, etc., etc., are vegging on the couch, relaxing for the evening before it all starts again.  It was worth the sacrifice to me to be able to afford all the activities, and it really is not much different than working the M-F shift.  I do have Fridays off to kind of catch my breath while the kids are at school or go and take care of business.  I do not feel I have given up any of my life to work on Sundays.  Most companies will be flexible on the schedule for Sunday because of church, family dinner, whatever.  The way I look at it is later on, I may be able to switch to a M-F schedule if I am willing to give a little now.  Even if I don't, to me it was worth it for the extra money and mommy time I get on Fridays.  I am widowed so I do put a lot of time into my kids.  This is just what works for me.  On the other hand, it is ok to only want to work M-F, there is nothing wrong with that.  You have to do what is best for you. 
It is not Transcend. Transcend has not had control of
the accounts long enough to make any changes to anything. Maybe your account just slowed down like a lot of others did over the last few weeks. Everything will run status quo for a few months before any major changes are implemented. And give Transcend a chance. It is a good place to work and you will finally have some benefits that you will enjoy.

Do you know if Amphion is hiring for radiology now?  I tried to find their website but was unsuccessful.  Anyone know their toll-free number? 

Do you know how they pay for radiology -- by the character, line, or report?  Range of pay? 

Amphion does

Amphion uses this for their platform!

?? about Amphion please
Their website says they check references which could hurt you at your present job.  How do they handle that?  Also do they pay more if you do work nights and weekends?  Thank you.
Amphion pay
8.5 cents but good luck getting there, you need 4 quarters of 100% QA. 
and how do you get hired?
No, they only hire as employee status. Good company though. Lots of work.
I work for Amphion now.. GREAT company... Their pay scale differs on what level you are but where I am is 0.78 line to 0.81 line depending upon quality. That is for multispeciality. Acute care I believe is more...
They use ESP word Expander for Microsoft Word and they do count spaces. I work there and think they are absolutely wonderful people to work for... No doubt..
Amphion pay?
Would anyone who works for Amphion mind sharing what their average pay per hour works out to? Considering them, but also worried the money might not be there.
Amphion seems like a good company, but I wonder if the money is there. Their pay structure seems vague.
Ditto! Nice staff, but questioning if it will be possible to ever make a living working for this company.
No Radiology Accounts
Try Amphion. I start with them tomorrow and so far I have been treated like a queen!!!!!
I actually just tested for them today. I haven't heard anything back though. How long did it take them to conctact you after you completed the test?

Aren't they great! I work for them also.

At Amphion PT you could do 800 per day. nm
Amphion is great!