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X-Press or Keystrokes? Both offer radiology sm

Posted By: looking for a new home on 2006-05-02
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but one is by the line (XP) and the other is by the report (KS).  Both do a lot of radiology.  Current and past employees of both can you answer these questions:

1.  Do you have enough work?

2.  Do you like the platform?

3.  Do you earn a decent living?

4.  What do you specifically like and/or dislike about each?

I am really torn here and need some honest, specific feedback, not the common they're great or stay away.  SOS!!

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Keystrokes has the best radiology accounts IMO. I have plenty of work and radiology only. nm
I make a good living and rarely run out of work. When I do, it is for a few minutes at a time and usually because the rads have not started early enough. No other complaints!
Keystrokes for radiology. They are the biggest for radiology out of all of the companies out there.
I have been there 2 years and have been very happy. I make a lot more money than when I worked for Edix/Spheris.
Keystrokes has a radiology division. They used to be radiology only but their sm
customers started referring other departments to them.

I know that they just got a bunch of new accounts!
For radiology, Keystrokes is the way to go. They seem to have the most radiology accounts. sm
I have been very, very busy since starting with them 19 months ago. No complaints at all other than one or two of the radiologists who speak at the speed of light and expect us to be able to transcribe what sounds to be a mouse on a treadmill!
Offer with DeVenture for Radiology
Any info would be appreciated. TIA
Keystrokes offer
Excuse me! health care benefits paid by the employee? Is that a good deal -- I don't think so. Shouldn't the employer be paying for some of this?
Keystrokes Radiology

Wow!  What a web site!  New to me as I have not begun working from home yet.   Hey, Listen .... I am very excited to be taking on a new Radiology Transcription position with Keystrokes in the near future.  I'd love to be prepared for the job and ready to kick out as many reports as possible on my first day of work.  I have received the USB foot control, but am not yet set up to work.  However, if there's anyone out there that could give me some "preparedness pointers"  PRIOR to my first day of work, I'd sure appreciate it.  (Currently still working in a hospital setting).  Thank you kindly!         

Keystrokes for radiology and I have tried others. nm
How does Keystrokes pay for radiology
reports, by the line or report?  If it is by the report, can you tell me if it is above or below $1.45?

Hello out there!  Can anyone provide any info on working for Keystrokes, Radiology Division?  Any info greatly appreciated.


Keystrokes radiology
Can or would anyone tell me the average line rate (or however they pay) for radiology at Keystrokes?  Thanks
Keystrokes radiology?
Hi everyone.  I am looking for a position as radiology MT and have heard good things about Keystrokes.  One thing that was a problem at my old job was running out of work.  Is this ever a problem at Keystrokes typing radiology?  Any input would be appreciated.
To anyone who does radiology for Keystrokes (sm)

Do they pay by report or line for rad?  Are there steady rad accounts where you don't run out of work often?  If you don't want to reply here, please e-mail me, and if anyone responds by e-mailing me, please let me know that you did send me an e-mail.  For some reason, the last 2 replies I got from posters on here, I didn't receive the e-mail so I'm trying a different e-mail address to see if I get replies at that address.  TIA.

For radiology, your best bet is Keystrokes. nm
Was made an offer by Keystrokes, and....

have been waiting and waiting for a call from tech support to get set-up, but after a week and a half and no call, I am wondering if I should move on. 

I would call, but I am not even sure which Keystrokes hired me....UGH!!!  I read here somewhere there were two different companies. 

Any insight would be helpful.

Keystrokes Radiology, new kid on the block

Hello to my fellow Keystrokes Radiology Transcriptionists!  I just got hired by Keystrokes and really feel that I got blessed to have gotten on with this company although I have no misgivings about the hard work that lies ahead.  I will begin training next week.  I do have long-term experience which is hospital and clinic based, but I am sure that there are many tricks of the trade that at-home transcriptionists use to build speed that I am not familiar with.    I received a "Boomerang and Trans/Net USB Foot Control Adapter" from Keystrokes.  If you are familiar with this equipment, can you tell me a little bit about it, and in addition, which shorthand or shortcut speed typing software will work with this equipment.  I would love your advice and guidance with respect to how I can set myself up in the best way possible to "keep up with the big boys!"   Some day, I'll be there for "the new kid" just as I am asking for your assistance now.  I have a full office set up, but have yet to purchase the necessary software I'll need to make my job run more efficiently.  I also have a library of medical books, but rather than list them, if you would let me know of any absolute necessities you think I should have on my book shelf, I'd really appreciate your letting me know.  I thank you in advance for your helpful hints.  Jayne, from Port Townsend, Washington.  P.S.  Do I even need to purchase a shorthand software program?  Perhaps Keystrokes provides that?  I'll be getting installed the first part of next week.  Thanks again!

Keystrokes is the best I have found for Radiology. nm
about Keystrokes. Do they have a lot of radiology? Do they pay on time? SM

Do they offer direct deposit?  How often are you paid?  How about benefits?  Anyone who can shed some light on this?  Oh, is there plenty of radiology work and how flexible are they?

Keystrokes is the best I have found for radiology. nm
For radiology, you should contact Keystrokes or MQ. sm
Most of the other companies have very few radiology accounts and most are overflow.  I tried several before coming to Keystrokes, and I finally have enough radiology work to keep me busy and pay my bills!
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I am looking for a new position as a rad transcriptionist.  Does anyone work rad on Keystrokes or medquist.  What are minimum production requirements?  Are they easy to meet?  Do they let MT's go that fail to meet them?
Keystrokes - Not Enough Radiology Work
I too thought Keystrokes would be my salvation when I read all the great posts about it, and accepted an offer in September.  But my radiology accounts dried up, and even though I have been begging for work, I have not been offered anything steady or stable.  Yes, everyone there is as nice as can be, paychecks (such as they are) are on-time, but from the time I get up until I go to bed I am lucky if I have a half-dozen reports.  My first/primary account went voice before I even started it. I asked for a backup and they gave me clinic notes - I only do radiology, I have 13 years of radiology.  I asked for another backup and had one for less than a month before it went voice.  During that month there were more transcriptionists than available dial-in lines, so couldn't get in to work half the time.  Now I've been given an account that I'm only allowed to work on weekend afternoons.  I continue to ask them to find me an account.  I absolutely cannot believe I am begging for work and earning nothing.  I have a family counting on me, I can't go on like this.  I am absolutely devastated.  CONSIDER VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU GO TO KEYSTROKES.
Does Keystrokes offer production incentives or...sm

maybe cost of living raises or performance raises or ANYTHING like that, so a person knows there is a chance for income advancement over time?  TIA!

Does Keystrokes offer holiday pay/incentives?

I'm an in-house hospital/Radiology MT who is considering working at home full time; just exploring my options. 


Keystrokes for Radiology. Not sure about acute care. sm
I have been there 2 years, have plenty of work, make great money, have direct deposit and get left alone.  Perfect for me.
What is the pay range forr Keystrokes Radiology? NM
What companies besides Keystrokes hire radiology MTs? nm
For Radiology, try Keystrokes. I know they are hiring on one of my accounts. sm
The hospital just hired KS to do their whole department. I think they will be doing their Med/Surg stuff too.
I asked my lead. She said that Keystrokes is 1/2 radiology, sm
The other half is split evenly between basic four/acute care, clinic and orthopedics. They also have cardiology and pathology, but very few accounts in those right now.
The best place for radiology is by far Keystrokes. There have a lot of rad accounts and sm
I know of a few more that are starting this week and the next few weeks. This would be a good time to check with them. I have worked pretty much everywhere before KS. I have been with them for 2 years now and have steady work, good pay and love my account! My backup accounts are good too but I never have time to work on them.
Information on Keystrokes Radiology Accounts

I would like to hear from anyone who WORKS at Keystrokes doing their radiology accounts and how it is going for them; i.e. pay, enough work, do you get paid per line/per report.  Thanks so much! 

Thanks for your input... I accepted the offer from Keystrokes today! :-) nm

I'm thinking about applying at Keystrokes for a radiology position.
Could anyone tell me if they pay per report, how much they start you with and if there are increases along the way. Have seen past post with different amounts and have seen a post in the archives stating 1.25 per report and 1.25 more for reports over 2 minutes long.
For radiology, Keystrokes is the best. I worked at MQ for 8 years and left in January. sm
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TransTech and Keystrokes also offer some Dictaphone ExText accts. Very easy to
People Support Rapid Text versus Keystrokes for radiology
I know two people who work 3rd shift for Keystrokes on radiology and have a lot of work. Maybe you
on an account that has enough work. I hate to hear that someone doesn't have enough work or that they have a problem because I know that Keystrokes works to find the right account for every person. They do a lot for us but you have to talk to them until you find the right account or volume or hours for you.

I think that a lot of companies are that way but there is a lot of job-hopping in transcription. Everyone is looking for the perfect job but the grass is not always greener on the other side. There are a few MTSO's really are not good but for the most part, the others don't intentionally drive people away. That would not make sense. They need us to work as much as we need them to have the work there for us.

you will be hired eventually, then wait at least 3 months if lucky to be put to work. When and if run out of work they will immediately give you a secondary account because they have so many and that might happen within another 3 months....so, if you need a job and $$ income....might want something more dependable. Unbelievable, and not a disgundled person, just stating the facts. They always hire it seems. Just getting to work is not for one really looking for a job right away.

Thank you.  Radiology only sounds like what I need.  Your time and info is appreciated.



Need information on X-Press. I found some archived comments about them, but would like something more recent. Anyone work there? Used to work there?  Hate it? Love it? Pay, etc. Thanks for your help.


Always weigh the information you receive from MTStars.  If you hear bad reviews, make sure they can back it up, as well as the good ones.  Best of luck!
??? X-PRESS???

Anyone working for this company?  I checked out their website but wanted to hear from present or past employees. Anybody? If you have info good or bad would appreciate it. TIA. 

Thank you all!!! You saved me a lot of time and effort. THANKS!!

MQ pays per report.  How does x-press per line rate compare with MQ per report rate?

Worked a while with X-Press. Some say the testing is tough. That is because main account is tough, which is why they pay more, too. So many dictators (all students) you cannot macro or shortcut much of anything, hence a slow account and not exactly a money maker.

As for Mr. David, with every volume slam came 2- to 3-page emails of screaming and fuming over the account falling behind and how 'bad' and 'inconsiderate' we were professionally; threats of overhiring with 'girls who will work and appreciate it,'...yawn. Stange is right, the next morning - a long apology with praise. The man cannot handle stress and he's working in transcription! You learned to blow the behavior off because it was abusive and, well, hurtful. Added up to both he and the account not worth the effort it took to get through the day.

My experience, a pressure cooker.
How big is X-Press? No one seems to know. nm
Just heard through the grapevine that X-press? is hiring radiology MTs.  Does anyone have a link or contact for them?  Is anyone hiring for rad MTs now?  Thanks. 
I worked for them for 12 years - be very careful!!
X-Press Transcription

Just wanting to get in touch with anyone who works for this company.