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Offshore concerns blog -
Posted By: mg
I mentioned this a few messages below, but the blog has its first post. I am NOT supporting any Ad things on there and will not be making anything off this.
If you have a link that would be useful to others to write their gov't reps, companies, news sources, etc, feel free to post them or e-mail me so i can get them up there. I am also looking for any news stories or any information we can get. One way or the other, we might be able to make a difference.
To The Singing MT -
Posted By: Retta
Have you heard of The Singing Podiatrist? I stumbled upon her very interesting site. She has a lovely voice
Don Knotts died today - Barney Fife. -
Posted By: MTness
He was a classic!
Independent contractors -
Posted By: MsMT
I was wondering if someone could give me an opinion. I have had 2 ICs working for me for about 5 years. I have paid them by the line all the time a very good rate, which I cannot continue to do anymore. I still have to go over every bit of their work after all this time and there are still errors and I am so tired of this but have not had the chance to look for anyone new and don't have time right now to try training anyone new. Would it be unethical to pay them less per line or convert to a page rate that would be cheaper. I feel like I am throwing money out the window but until I find someone new I just have to do something short of getting rid of them. Is it unethical to just cut their line rate or pay by the page a cheaper rate.
Posted By: rae
anybody work for USTranscription out of Iowa/WI, you like?
Anyone have a Yorkie? -
Posted By: Chelle
I am about to buy a Yorkie. I used to have a shihtzu and fell in love with my uncle's girlfriend's yorkies. I have wanted another dog since my pooh dog laid to rest almost 6 years ago, but it never happened. I have lived in apartments for several years where no pets were allowed or could not afford it after my divorce. I am very excited. Anyone have one that can offer me advice?
Posted By: annamt
Any comments on Cymed? I've just been offered a job there but want to be sure before I quit my other job.
For those of you who have gone through a divorce...sm -
Posted By: TW
My husband and I have decided to go our separate ways after only 2-1/2 years of marriage. I have no idea where to start and what to do because we bought a house together, bought a new car together, have credit cards together, etc. This is a mutual decision for both of us to end our marriage so it's not like it is a bitter divorce or anything. We would like to NOT involve attorneys but how do we separate all of our stuff?
Posted By: M/L
Thanks everyone that wrote in with suggestions about going digital. I have a few questions about the brand of digital recorder. I researched the Olympus, but do you recommend the ones that have editing capabilities or not, as I am unsure what this really means. Any other types that your Docs use would be helpful.
TEXAS school -
Posted By: MTme
Does anybody know of a good MT school in Dallax, TX
Has anyone heard of this company called Rapid Transcript? -
Posted By: MoodyJen
I need to know if any of you posters know of a company called Rapid Transcript of California (also called RTI); used to be called RTTS years ago. I am checking around on their profile and business habits. If you have any personal experience with them, please respond.
Recruiters, would you be leery? -
Posted By: sm
If you received an email from someone with a generic, i.e., hotmail address saying they were a recruiter for a company would you wonder? Seems odd to me.
Funny dictator -
Posted By: FBL
We have an RN who not only is a fast talker, but mispronounces virtually every medical term she says. She must have gotten some feedback, because lately she is ver-y slow-ly and dis-tinc-ly mis-pro-nounc-ing ev-er-y-thing.
Foot pedal calibration -
Posted By: TinTx
I am having trouble calibrating my foot pedal for Bayscribe. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance!!!
Got in trouble for making shortcuts -
Posted By: Loco MT
I had a "talking to" by my asst manager, because I had mg listed as milligrams in my auto correct and she said that a docment should always be typed as mg, not the long way. They were on my back so badly to produce, I decided that having things as milligrams instead of mg was a way to help my line count! I don't feel badly about this fact, as they have threatend to fire me if I didn't keep a certain count.
How does the people you work for look at this issue? I know a hospital Transcriptionist who has EVERYTHING spelled out in her auto correct, such as CBC (complete blood count) etc...
I think that's a bit excessive, but I didn't think having milligrams typed out was a bid deal. What do you think?
Dictaphone VR commands -
Posted By: Speech Rec
HELP! Can someone tell me how to start and stop the speech flowing for Dictaphone VR? Any other commands would be great too! thank you.
Good for you... -
Posted By: AnotherOldTimerMT
That would be great but I think he's just as busy "messing up" other agendas right now to be too concerned with us lowly MTs!
P.S. I wonder who does his transcription??? LOL
I have an offer of 9cpl per gross line from a -
Posted By: hospital. How much higher is that than sm
... 9 cpl per 65-character line with spaces? What do I ask to find out how that line is defined?
Went to an oral surgeon for a consult for -
Posted By: Is this normal - insurance ?
my son to have his wisdom teeth removed. Charged us $75.00 for the consult. I didn't like the oral surgeon and his office staff were very standoffish can I did not make an appointment with him for surgery, but with another oral surgeon. I had to pay the $75.00 up front - no problem, but they filed the insurance with the money coming to them. It has been 5 weeks now since they received payment and I have called twice asking for a refund. They told me the insurance company had 90 days to come back and ask for the money, but I PAID upfront so what difference does that make, they aren't out anything and they have $52.00 of MY money on top of the $75.00. They said they would issue a check next week, but is what they told me 2 weeks ago. It isn't a lot of money, it is the principle of the thing.
Went to another oral surgeon and they didn't charge me anything for the consult and the amount I have to pay upfront is $300.00 less than what the other office quoted me.
I need help on Tecnical Board w/ -
Posted By: Express Scribe. Please. TIA!
extra money on the side -
Posted By: why was this erased?
My hands kill me just about every day now, and looking at my hands i have muscle breakdown and twitching, so i'd like to cut down on typing. Want to find something to do on the side to earn maybe 1000 to 1500 dollars a month. Was thinking about ebay, but i'm doubtful I could make that much, even though they hype up the advertisement by saying you could make 3000 MINIMUM. I'm just desperate and feel like my hands are about to fall off. I've spent close to 1000$ this year alone in keyboards, gloves, splints, doc visits, meds, changed my station around, hot soaks, cold soaks, exercises, stretches, vitamins. still my hands just sing every day esp at night. So any extra money earning ideas you guys? thanks
to ANIMAL ADVOCATE -
Posted By: romey
Please note my response to your query waaaay below where the original thread started, again thanks for your interest.
Iowa & Nebraska Medical Directories available -
Posted By: Kris
I hope I am allowed to post this here. I have an Iowa Medical Directory and a Nebraska Medical Directory which I was forced to purchase to do transcription for a certain company. They are no longer needed. If anybody can use them, please let me know.
Anyone here using QLDB 2008? (sm) -
Posted By: Curious
Can you do wildcard searches for drugs if you don't know the first letter? For example, can you use *s*ax to search for "Fosamax"? I have QLDB 2005 and I have not upgraded because someone said you can no longer do wildcard searches without the first letter (which you can do in the 2005 version). If this is so, I won't upgrade because this is a feature I really need sometimes. I wonder if there are any other electronic drug references besides QLDB.
Need new earphones now ! Help! -
Posted By: Curious MT
Hey all, I just bought a few different pairs of earphones from Wal-Mart. None of them work. The ones I bought yesterday go behind your head made by Koss. Not good, squeeze my head too much. The other ones are buds also made by Koss. The buds irritate my ears. I'd like to purchase some online, but don't know which ones are best. I don't necessarily need the ones that block all noise or anything. Suggestions would be great. Gotta get them ordered today. I am also looking for a good wrist pad. Thanks.
Note: Job ads re: Jax Transcription have been removed until they respond to our -
Posted By: email requesting further info. about them. Adminis
Cleaning a sofa.... Suggestions? -
Posted By: See msg
I want to clean a sofa...It's a material that is safe to put in the washer (the arm covers and cushion covers come off and do fine in the washer), but I need to clean the "body" of the couch. Any products you might suggest that would clean it? I hate to soak it with my upholstery cleaner and make it dripping wet. Thanks
Need some FTP info...sm -
Posted By: NM
I have a desktop and laptop computer, always going back and forth. I need to find out how to set up an FTP so that i can access one when i am on the other to grab folders, etc. Can anyone give me simple steps on how to do this? I have Ipswitch as my primary FTP client. ANY help is appreciated. Feel free to email me and thanks so much!!
Current pay scale for radiology transcriptionist -
Posted By: Leslye
I am wondering if anyone can direct me to a website that will help me calculate if I am getting paid correctly for the work I am doing. I would like to know the going rate per line and per report for radiology transcriptionists.
I have several years experience and need some documentation in order for me to request a pay increase.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
fears about on-line testing -
Posted By: Jeanie
I am so nervous to take some of these on-line tests for MT positions. Can you tell me what they entail? Besides a foot pedal, will I need some type of earphones? What kind of reference books should I have nearby? How picky are they?
Everyone wants Word 2003 or better. Any ideas where I can get that cheaply? I have worked with WP for 18 years. I have also used Word and so am not worried about learning curve on that.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
2-4 hours of dictation a week -
Posted By: IC MT
IC MT with 13 years experience looking for a few hours of clinic, hospital or general dictation to do per week. Anything available?
Grey's Anatomy last night -
Posted By: Love GA
Was anyone else freaking out at the end of that show? I swear..I hate when I get so involved in a show like this. I am so into the Denny story line. I wish George would have rushed Izzie and stopped her. I can't believe she would do what she's doing.
Housekeeping as an alternative ... -
Posted By: Molly
... has anyone gone from MTing to housekeeping in a hotel? I can't support myself as an IC and can't meet the requirements for employee status. What are the going wages in the South? Do I have a snowball's change of being hired in my 50's??? I'm desperate.
newbie job search HELP -
Posted By: Fresh out of school
Hi...I am fresh out of school and looking for a job...have you ever heard of MedScribe or MT Recruiters?...I am also beating the pavement tomorrow.
Anyone see Gilmore Girls tonight? My VCR -
Posted By: tape ran out and I missed the end
I saw right up to the part where Rory went to April's mother's store and then nothing!
Need HELP to transfer expansions -
Posted By: oldsoul
I want to transfer my shortcuts (expansions) from DocQScribe to Microsoft office word. Is it possible to do this? Can anyone tell me where to go for instructions/guidelines on doing this? Please help!
Posted By: Sherri
What companies provide equipment?
Shapin Medical Transcription -
Posted By: ????
I saw a job posting on another site for this company. Does anyone know if they are a reputable company? I haven't ever heard of them before. Anyone have any comments about them?
Is it ridiculous -
Posted By: sm
to list a Brainbench certification for medical transcription on your resume?
Are there any free medical spell checkers for Word that can be downloaded?.. -
Posted By: Flo
Posted By: AZMT
Any AZ MTs out there? I have a quick question.
Posted By: Cam
Have used chartnet while working inhouse. Have been set up at home from the same hospital using the same system. However, I cannot access old reports to review them. Any suggestions.
CMT/RMT exam -
Posted By: Shalyn
First off - what is the difference between the CMT and the RMT exam listed on the AAMT site?
Second - I had passed my CMT exam about 7 years ago, but let it lapse. I hear the test is harder now- do I need to study more? I have continued in the field and have decided to retake the exam.
Best/Favorite headphones for MTing - need suggestions nm -
Posted By: LAMT
Arrendale platform -
Posted By: something new
Is anyone familiar with the Arrendale platform? Easy to learn? Easy to make line count? How is it when compared to ExText? It requires its own footpedal; is it a pain to switch back and forth between these programs multiple times per day? Thanks in advance for your input.
How to merge them? -
Posted By: EMDAT autotext/correct
I have just started working on EMDAT Inscribe. Is there a way to get all of my autocorrect/autotext from MS Word into the EMDAT Inscribe program without having re-enter all of them again? Thanks in advance for any help with this.
trouble since hooking up 2nd puter -
Posted By: Cindy
I set up a second computer in my home. I had a router hooked up for this purpose by my telephone technician. It is a brand new router, Lynxys brand. Since then I have had problems with staying connected to the Internet.
I shut off the firewall on my pc and that seems to have taken care of the problem on that computer. The second computer is from a MT co. that I am starting to work for. I cannot stay connected to the Internet on their computer. The phone tech was out and checked everything and the router and phone connection is fine.
I am at a loss since I am not an IT person but an MT. It is so frustrating.
Watching CNN - New Orleans. See people walking through water (sm) -
Posted By: nn
A thought comes to mind. I would be afraid to just walk around in the water. Isn't there a chance that either sharks or gators could have come inland with the water?
Does anyone use noise canceling head phones? (sm) -
Posted By: AzMT
If so, do they really work and which ones do you use? I'm starting to work remotely and it was hard at the hotel with the family in the same room as me. I'm looking for a way to block them out =)
Free Text Expander -
Posted By: Danny
Ditto Text Expander BETA Testers needed.
We are in need of volunteers for the final phase of testing our new version of Ditto Text Expander.
Volunteers should be transcriptionists who have time for feedback after
using the program to perform their work.
Approved testers will receive Ditto version upgrades free of charge. If you have the
time to assist and would like a Free Professional Text Expander, please send us an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: "Ditto Beta Tester"
Preview the product here: http://www.palabrio.com