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What would you make in incentive doing 1200 lpd? -
Posted By: Busy MT'ing
With MQ's new plan in January: $0 incentive on 1200 lines/day.
Spheris: 1200 lines a day = $24 a week incentive.
What about where YOU work?!!
There is an Associated Press article in today's sm -
Posted By: Dreamin'
paper about increasing car sales in India. The Indian people are enjoying higher wages and are now able to purchase cars. Car makers are scrambling to get pieces of this new, juicy pie.
I wonder how long it's going to take before sending our work to India is not cost effective for the MTSO anymore. The Indian MTs won't be able to live on their 2 cpl anymore and will need more, and more. It's going to be interesting to see this evolve.
There's hope for us!
MS Word - print preview - sm -
Posted By: sammypot
Don't know what I did, but when I "print preview" in a multipage document I now get two pages side-by-side instead of just a single page at a time.
If anyone can tell me how to change the setting, if that is what needs to be done, I would appreciate it.
I have 1st edition AAMT BOS, company requires I have 2nd edition. -
Posted By: me
I don't think you can just get updates but have to buy 2nd edition book. I need cheap. I did find one place for $70, anywhere cheaper? I checked the equipment board here for the last month and didn't see any offered.
LAPTOP COMPUTER -
Posted By: MQ2
I am thinking seriously of switching to a laptop computer and getting the DocQScribe platform put on it. I lost a lot of money from Hurricane Katrina and am still losing money as I still cannot type as I have cable high speed and it is not up and running. Will most likely switch to Bell South high speed and go from there but was just wondering if anyone had a problem with the program being loaded on a laptop or anyother national for that matter. I could have worked for 3 weeks while in a hotel if I would have had a laptop. Do not want to get caught in that position again. If you are working from a laptop, is there anything else that I would need to hook up in a hotel room and which kind of laptop do you recommended? Appreciate any and all answers that I receive.
GearXport / Gear Xport / Gear Player -
Posted By: tj
Hi! Does anyone have a Gear Xport and/or Gear Player they are no longer using and could sell to me? I thought I'd try and buy used before going new. Let me know!
Need to Vent Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -
Posted By: Penny V
I am so mad at these big companies. I know this is has nothing to do with my job as a medical transcriptionist, but I just need to vent a little. My husband works for the government as a meat inspector and this "BIG" meat packing company just decided yesterday that it was going to up and close with no warning to any of the employees. It was just "At the end of the day, you will be out of a job." I cannot even begin to express my feelings for the workers at these plants. At least my husband still has a paycheck coming in from working for the government. Today, he is working in a plant that is a 6 hour drive from our home. We will probably be sent out to the east coast for relocation. We have 2 daughters that are in high school and a 3 year old that do not want to move. We have always lived in a very small community of 125 people in the Midwest. My daughters are so upset and I am just mad. How can a big company do this to its valued workers without caring? I am just missing my husband as I know he will be detailed out to just about every state until they decide where THEY want to put him. I AM SO MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone work for Freedom Type sm -
Posted By: curious
Do they have SE and employee status or just employee? TIA!
Anyone having troubles with DocQScribe/pedal making your typing lag and freezing the voice? Any solu -
Posted By: tions?? Not with MQ. nm
Can Shorthand be used with EXText? -
Posted By: MT Mommy
Hospital is switching over to EXText next month and I'm worried! Without my ShortHand I might as well go work at McDonalds!
My Headache -
Posted By: LG
Did anyone ever work three jobs just to try to make it as an MT? I have an office job during the day (NOT MT) work and I work as an IC and I just got a job working part time for another national. Until my speed work catches up with my accuracy what I'm I suppose to do? I'm so tired and so frustrated and i refuse to quit as I enjoy the MT work but I'm so tired...
Does anyone who has experience have any advice?
Little to no work for the past week. -
Posted By: Concerned MT
Where have all the dictators gone? I have been idle for the past week without work and QAs say that doctors are on vacation. Does this make any sense?
best position and board for typing -
Posted By: getting old
I find my hands getting tired and shoulders hurt from typing so much. What keyboards do you use and how do you have it positioned? I type with my keyboard in my lap, just a straight keyboard, but still am not as productive as I would like to be and find my fingers not responding as quickly as I'd like. Also noticed I have a lot of pain in my ankle some time from the foot pedal and my knee hurts too. I have my seat positioned low so my monitor is directly ahead. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm going to buy a new keyboard on ebay because I work 2 accounts, one on a desktop and one on my laptop, keep having to unplug my keyboard from my desktop to place on my keyboard, is getting to be a hassle.
ShortHand Help? -
Posted By: justmetypin
Is there a way to insert a backspace when adding a new abbreviation? For example, so that year-old types out as #-year-old and not #(space)-year-old.
MTStars is following the same directions that has been asked by the President of the United States. -
Posted By: Administrator (sm)
MTStars is following the same directions that has been asked by the President of the United States regarding donations to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
If you would like to make monetary donations, please make them to the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army. Banners are running above on the Main board that link directly to those sites.
message abbreviations -
Posted By: locust555
What do sm and NM stand for? Is there a place to look up abbreviations used on this site?
Need advice about contract -
Posted By: Pammie
Any helpful hints or tips would be great (maybe a website, etc.). I have started working from home for a local doctor. He and I both were talking about a confidentiality agreement to protect me and him. He has a mom and pop (just he and his wife) family practice. I told him I would try to type up a contract for work and/or release of liability to protect his practice. I want him to know I am totally trustworthy and want to follow all HIPAA laws, regulations, etc. Does anyone know how to word a contractor's agreement between a doctor and a transcriptionist/biller/coder. I haven't started coding/billing yet but will in three months after I finish some schooling. Please give me any advice or direction. Thanks.
I have to share this. Got a call from a doctor today inquiring about my service. See message. -
Posted By: MTSO
He apparently has been working with a service that outsources to India and he is so fed up at the bad quality of the transcription in addition to the fact that he wants to work with someone who actually speaks English! How about that!! They will all learn the hard way, but they will learn. There may be hope for American MTs yet.
E-mail says I have been left 1/4 million bucks by distant relative. Do you think this is a scam? -
Posted By: They know my last name!
I could really use the money.
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.
Computer question...sm -
Posted By: OldeMT
I installed a new wireless keyboard/mouse last night, upgraded Windows media player to version 11, and now I'm not getting any sound out of my right earphone. I've checked the audio settings on the control panel and all the settings are right. Speakers seem to work fine, too. This happened on two sets of earphones. It's being a real pain only hearing on one side, anyone have any ideas about what this could be or how to fix it?
Equipment For Lease -
Posted By: PartTimeMT
Hi! I would be doing part time transcription for two months and would need micro casette transcriber. Does anybody know if there is any company that lease transcription equipment. Thanks in advance.
Posted By: Nightmare Alice
OH PULEEEEZE spare me the whispering, breathy female docs who sound like they could talk all night on a phone sex line. I don't care what you sound like on the phone. Just TALK lady - spit it out. Am I mad or what? Gads I'm sick of these bimbos.
Posted By: landroverlady
Can I get some opinions as to what you think is the best platform to work in? Does anyone think Scribe is slow? What is best, what is worst?
line counting program for Windows XP -
Posted By: Eileen
I amn looking for a line counting program for Windows XP
AAMT is a Joke. -
Posted By: firelight
From Pressure Valve Board:
Regarding the AAMT Book of Style? That is the biggest farce on this planet.
Further, let this Book of Style (BOS) be known as the Book of SLANG. I resent that this organization represents transcriptionists, when in fact, the Transcriptionist is the last person they do represent. They constantly change the rules for how we are to transcribe something, make up the most ridiculous rules and expect us to adhere to them.
For example, in 2000, it was "plantar flexion," in 2005 it is "plantarflexion." This is the same organization that states it is okay to mix English and Latin language in a prescription dosage to write q. day and q. week. Please. That would be like writing a sentence in English and Spanish.
I suspect all of the freaky changes to the English language are to justify their existence and feel like they have some sort of purpose for being. Frankly, I am over the AAMT, and their Book of Slop.
Where are all the job listings? -
Posted By: mtalwaysinterested
I used to always love to see what is going on out there, and look at the job seeker's board and job board. Seems like there are far and few between in the openings department lately. Is it a slow season? I just miss seeing what is out there. I usually look every day and I have not found much going on. What do you all think? Are the jobs posting elsewhere?
A very interesting read from 2003 --- sm -
Posted By: quite a few of these have come true!
What is the correct way? -
Posted By: Tabatha
Being a nurse I have always charted/documented carcinoma in situ as CIN-I, CIN-II, CIN-III, etc. Is this the same way when transcribing reports? I know it was this way at one time but now with the change in the numbers rule per AAMT would we now transcribe this as CIN-1, CIN-2, CIN-3, etc.?
Thanks in advance,
Do most of y'all have DSL/cable? -
Posted By: KYradMT
It seems like most companies now require it - anyone still on sloooooow dial-up?
The latest with Keystrokes -
Posted By: Ronnie MT
New to this site. Read something a while ago about Keystrokes not hiring. Does anyone know anything about them now? How are they to work for and how do they pay? Thanks for any information, good, bad or ugly.
"These movements were smooth and painless"... VR "These movements were smooth in penis." -
Posted By: MT reader
Just need to vent... -
Posted By: Carol
I was just recently laid off from my job due to lack of work. Ok if that was true, then I would understand why I was laid off. The truth is, we had more than enough work at the office I worked at. The company I worked at decided pooling would be better for them due to the fact that their other typist didn't have enough work in their state. What angers me here is that they use the word typist to describe our profession. I trained to be a transcriptionist, not a typist. Transcription in my book is a technical job, one where you must learn medical terminology, formatting, and be able to assist the doctor if he/she dictates something wrong you can point it out to him/her. Bottom line you must be trained and/or certified to do the job. Anyone can be a typist; it takes training to become a transcriptionist.
The other thing I am angry about is that 3 months ago they let us know that pooling was going to happened and assured us that we would have plenty of work and our jobs were safe. Well that was a lie. They knew all along that there wouldn't be enough work and they felt that we made too much money. So they came to us last week to say that we were all no longer needed and it was our last day due to the fact of no work for us.
Bottom line here is what is happening to our profession? It seems to me that our profession is going to the lowest bidder, companies are trying to turn our profession into a job in which they can pull anyone off the street to do at a lower price, and trying to make Transcriptionist compete with offshore transcriptionist. I take pride in what I do and worked very hard to produce quality reports. My hopes for the company that laid me off is that they fall flat on their faces going with just typist. After all you get what you pay for.
Wish me luck off to find a new job.
totally off the subject -
Posted By: porr
Does anyone have or have heard of men going online to chat with women from those "dating" websites? if so what's your take on it. do you think they are really trying to hook up or just "playing".
I was told it was a "MAN" thing and everyone does it (i guess all men) I was told that the reason for doing it is to see how far they can get, to see what these women would fall for. I don't buy it. but I am just curious how many people out there are doing this
Beginner given most difficult dictators out of 300 docs who don't know that ESL -
Posted By: Singe
I agree that one needs ESL dictators, but most the most difficult dictators in the beginning.
Help need ASAP on word board -
Posted By: Nanna23
In the midst of a long radiology/onc report.
need letter help -
Posted By: anyone?
Okay, it's been a long time since business english 101, can anyone tell me where "return receipt requested" goes on the body of the letter, and isn't it in all caps? I am thinking it goes just below the address to whom the letter is being addressed, but just not positive about it. Thank you!!!
Update on muscular dystrophy question -
Posted By: Rose
I just got off the phone with the woman from MDA. She said that it is carried and passed through the women. If her dad does not have it, which he does not and I dont have it then she is free and clear, no worries. Thanks for prayers and thoughts!!! I didnt realize I was as worried about it as I was lol, but when she explained all that to me I just started crying, so relieved! Thanks again!!!
I was so shocked! -
Posted By: mary
I could not believe it when I read what was on this web site.
Does anyone have any info on WinScribe Dictation System?? Not a transcription program but a digital -
Posted By: dictation system. Thanks!!!
How do you get a water ring mark off a wooden table, nm -
Posted By: Romey
Anyone CURRENTLY working inhouse in the Atlanta area that can tell me the going rate of pay? SM -
Posted By: This Message - the smileys are in there. NM
I'm really just interested in people who are actually working NOW and what they're making NOW - not speculation from service managers as to what they think they might be making.
I am considering going back in house for the benefits but if there is just absolutely no comparison to what I make now as far as pay, I don't even want to start wasting my time. Thanks to those who can help!!
EMR voice clips are empty on over 20 -
Posted By: See inside
files. The lead MT at the clinic where I worked verified that it was not a technical problem and that the doctor most likely pushed the mute button. Now, I am told to go into each file and type "***" on the page. Over 30 files. It is quite laborious
Download the voice file, open up MS Word, transfer voice film from one file to another, close it, type document, exit voice file, exit Word, save document. Then, onto the next.
Well, ya know, I am paid by the line and three asterisks are going to give me about 2 cents. What do you think of this? The in-house lead is paid by the hour. I think she should go into each file and do this. If she comes upon one he miraculously managed to dictate on, she could send it to me. I am IC.
I am seething!
carpal tunnel symptoms -
Posted By: andrea
Well, it has finally happened. After 18 years of transcription, I'm starting to have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It has come on very suddenly, over the course of just a week. What I would like to know is if it is possible to turn this around, since it's just coming on? I have bought wrist supports, which help immensely, as does naproxen. I'm taking frequent breaks also. Can somebody give me hope that I won't end up needing surgery?
Will I not get paid if the hospital isn't reimbursed with Medicare/Medicaid? -
Posted By: Unknown
I was told by a coworker that California is in so much debt that I may not get a paycheck if CA goes bankrupt because the hospital I work for will not be getting subsidized any longer....
could this be true?
Have a friend who wants to join our group but -
Posted By: Old age kicking in
I forgot exactly what I did to get to chat in the first place. Can someone walk me through it so I can let them know? Thanks!
Tennessee Rates -
Posted By: AAlva
Does anyone know the range of per line rate in Tennessee (near Nashville)? I do not want to underbid the market and hurt other companies there and I want to pay my subcontractors a fair rate. Thanks!
Any of you use one of these and do you have any problems with -
Posted By: Use of KVM switch
Does it work with Vista and another Windows computer? Do you like using it? How much does it cost in the store?
Thanks a lot.
Any MTs going to Honolulu next month for the AAMT annual meeting? -
Posted By: Old-timer MT
Are there any MTs who can afford to go? Are there any hospitals or MT companies who will pay for their MTs to attend the meeting in Honolulu?
Do you suppose next year's meeting might be in Bangalore or Bombay?
DocQScribe platform -
Posted By: nay
Is this an easy platform to learn? Productive? Fair reporting lines? I'm considering working for a company that uses this platform. Any input appreciated.