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Need to Know.... - Posted By: A Better Type Medical Transcription


Does anyone have any info on this MTSO based out of Moxee Washington?


another company doesn't pay - Posted By: wool in my eyes

CC Transcription, out of Florida.  First, when it is time to pay, she says O sorry, it will be 4 weeks before first check.  (I quit right then but another girl did not) So, okay it 4 weeks and time to pay and she says, So sorry, my computer crashed and all the information to do direct deposits is in there, I will have to mail you a check.  Well okay, so mail the darned thing.  WOW!  It came a week later and guess WHAT?????   IT BOUNCED LIKE A A BASKETBALL OFF THE 95TH FLOOR!  But, here's the best one.....now her appendix ruptured and she has been in the hospital!  I must be nuts because I and positive she was not in the hospital when she wrote those checks.  Is there some new thing about checks not being good for 2 weeks to wait and see if your going to get sick first?  Is that a bank insurance thing I can take out?  hhhmmm

She advertises here on mtstars and also on mtjobs, so BEWARE of this lady, it is also Joyce Transcription!  She didn't get me NEAR as bad as the other gal, and we are the only to who communicate, so how many more are out there????

First poll on what constitutes fair MT wages - Posted By: MT4MTs

The numbers are in from the weekend USMLSU poll regarding fair compensation for full-time US MT employees:

BY THE LINE:  All work types

  • $0.11 per line base starting pay for MTs with 10+ years experience and scores of 95% or higher on pre-employment testing.
  • $0.095 per line base starting pay for MTs with 5-8 years experience, and scores of 95% or higher on pre-employment transcription testing.
  • $0.085 per line base starting pay for MTs with 3-5 years experience and scores of 95% or higher on pre-employment testing.

BY THE REPORT - Radiology and Pathology

  • $1.10 per report for plain film radiology, CT, MRI, ultrasound
  • $1.25 per report for interventional radiology
  • $1.25 per pathology report


Hourly pay would benefit those of us who spend countless mandatory scheduled 8-hour shifts babysitting overstaffed, underproducing accounts with little to no transcription work to be done.  As it stands now, in order to sit in front of our PCs for 8 hours doing little to no work (because there is none), in order to be paid for this mandatory idle time we must work weekends or night shifts to make up pay and quota for benefits, or request to use precious PTO time in order to be paid to sit idely for 8 hours to fulfill an unreasonable request promised to the client by the company:

  • $18.00 per hour base MT pay to monitor an account with little to no work - 10+ yrs experience and 95% or greater on MT pre-hiring test.
  • $15.00 per hour base MT pay to monitor an account with little to no work -  5-9 years of experience and 95% or greater on MT pre-hireing test
  • $12.00 per hour base MT pay to monitor an account with little to no work -  3-5 years of experience and 95% or greater on MT pre-hiring test

Please email your comments/suggestions/opinions.

Is there anyone who works as a trainer? sm - Posted By: Courtny

I have been working as a trainer for well over a year.  I have many, many years experience in MT and QA.  I am trying to get information on what the average pay is for a trainer.  Thanks for any info!


Any information on Medquist's new incentive program out there?


Please tell me companies that use Escription BESIDES Transcend and Focus infomatics.  Please email me at AlstottGirl221@aol.com.  If you have the web address for the company also, that would be great.  If not, names of comapnies....please.

MTS Transcription??? - Posted By: Sarah

anyone hear anything about this company? Please let me know!

Rant: "My normal" - Posted By: shucks.

I'm working on a VR account. I could probably make some money if the dos wouldn't say 'my normal'.

HEENT: My normal.
ABDOMEN: My normal.
NEURO: My normal.

Of course, the VR system is not capable of inserting these things. It takes me a good 10 minutes to insert this stuff because I have to go through this drawn out process of finding the 'normals'. Ugggh! My check will be peanuts for sure.

do any of you do something extra on the side - Posted By: for supplemental income because

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

established company - Posted By: Anne

I've been a medical Transcriptionist for 25 years with a few different companies -- the last 11 years with Signal and then Medquist took over....I am ready to quit.  Medquist has gotten too big with too many changes, and more yet to come, doing away with statutory employees.......help I have been out of the circuit, what are some GREAT  companies to work for as a home-based business, reliable, established.....thanks!

How many of you that were complaining - Posted By: justgottaknow

about not getting anything from your company this year for Christmas actually did receive something now that the time has come and gone?

In info on KMM Transcription Missouri - Posted By: Need info


ExecuScribe: Archives mixed...sm - Posted By: si

In response to my query on MT Stars, an Execuscribe recruiter contacted me inviting me to take their online test.  I decided to search the archives for info about this company before going through the testing process.  The result was mixed reactions, but mostly positive.  Can anyone out there give me any current info on this company?  For one thing, do they still require you to have a C-phone?  Thanks in advance for your help!

Does anyone have any info on whether InterPro is good company to work for? - Posted By: Rebecca

I am trying to decide between them and an acute care smaller company.  Does anybody know if they are a good company?



Has anyone started on KS Hem/Onc account yet? - Posted By: How is your line count?

Good dictators? Platform, how do you like it? Anything else you can tell me. Have to make a decision over the weekend.

Questions about TransTech acute care openings. - Posted By: See message (and thanks in advance!). nm

TransTech has openings for 2nd shift. Is there usually consistent work available on that shift?  I think I read they do lots of VR; do you take a loss with it or can it be profitable?  How is communication with the supes there?  Feel free to E-mail me privately if you want with any further information. 

Transcription Company ? - Posted By: Joclyn

Does anybody know of a transcription service that was hiring FT MTs to work at home?  They are located in Ohio.  I remember seeing it, but I cannot remember the name. 

my favorite platform is dictaphone extext. interested in hearing what yours is. - Posted By: tiredphalangies


Was the poster below pulling our legs about aprons for MT week? (sm) - Posted By: One of the webbers

I went to the mail box today hoping to have received it, was a bit disappointed and then it dawned on me that someone was making a funny in reference to the Xmas cookbook.  Duh to me.

Acusis/Part-time questions - Posted By: MT

How many hours/lines does Acusis consider part time?  Do they provide any equipment?  Are part-time employees given any benefits.  Received info to test with them, but I just want to pick up a few hours and wondered what the minimum you can work is.  THANKS!

For those leaving TT..... - Posted By: looking too

Did you call or email management to notify them you were leaving? Did you give a 2 week notice?

ETransPlus - Posted By: Sick of it!

Are there any MTs out there who work for Etrans that get a decent line count lately? I am so tired of these piddley paychecks I keep receiving after sitting here for 40 hours a week with very little work! I can't even remember the last time I got 10,000 lines in a pay period. Just wondering if it's just ME. I could be out picking up tin cans on the side of the road and make a better living!

SPI overhiring? - Posted By: mt

Any other SPI MTs frustrated with their accounts suddenly all being empty because of what appears to be overhiring - AGAIN?  It seems to be feast or famine. 


Acusis. Could use recent information. - Posted By: please see message

Here are 9 questions about Acusis.  Any or all answers would be so helpful.

  1. What platform do they use?  User Friendly? 

  2. Benefits.  Which health insurance carrier?  PPO?  HMO? 

  3. What is the deductible amount (employee coverage, no family). 

  4. Accounts:  High ESL?  Enough work?  Back up accounts?   

  5. QA:  Too much?  Too little?  Constructive or too critical? 

  6. Email communication timely? 

  7. Is hiring process drawn out?

  8. Do they provided equipment.  Does it arrive in timely fashion?  Any out-of-pocket expenses?

  9. Pay on time?  Direct deposit?  Any line rate information?  Minimum line requirement?


FutureNet/MQ connection? - Posted By: NN

I know this has been brought up many times, but on the MQ web site there is a question to Frank that states which programs you call which office for and guess what -- FutureNet was mentioned as one of their platforms. 

I always felt they were connected, I knew Carole fromYOG used to have something to do with Futurenet and then she sold to MQ so......




focus infomatics - Posted By: anyone currently working for them? opinions?

Just curious, thanks.

Need IC advice/help--TIA - Posted By: confused2MT

I have just been offered a part-time position doing MT work for a local surgeon.  The only thing is he may hire me as IC instead of employee and I am not sure how much to charge.  I have never worked as an IC before.  I know to charge more because I have to pay my own taxes, but have no idea how much.  Can anyone offer any advice? 



Keystrokes or TransTech ??? - Posted By: Olive Oyl

Offered jobs by these 2 companies.  Which do you think would be the best, and why?  KS seems to pay more...would you go for that one or ????


Need info on Cbay please - Posted By: icanbereplaced

Any current or former Cbay employees who can give me any info?  Good to their word?  Good/bad experiences?  Stay away/go for it? 

Thanks in advance!     

Scan Medical Services, LLC - Posted By: nannette kessler

in North Branch, Michigan--anyone know anything about this company??

Company paid me 179 for 4645 lines. Whats that 3.8 cpl? - Posted By: Diane

She does not seem to want to contact me about the money she owes me, either.  Thirty years and 3.8 cpl.  Unbelievable.        

I can't hold this news. - Posted By: Oh my gosh!!!

Came to know from A VERY RELIABLE SOURCE that ***** ******** is working as QA for ****** ********(MBS Millenium Business Services).

See more info about MBS here:



Pay is by the minute of dictation. - Posted By: anon

There is a company on the Job Seekers board that states that the pay is by the minute of dictation.  I have never heard of this, has anyone else?

What did everyone get for MT week?...I got an updated Quick Look and a notepad - Posted By: Peach

Is 9cpl a good pay for employee position with benefits? - Posted By: MLS

Trying to make comparisons.  Thanks

Are there any companies where you - Posted By: work NO holidays unless you want to?

I am sick of working every holiday.



Interested in information on Focus Infomatics health insurance - Posted By: IdaMT

I am curious as to what the costs of their health insurance plan, and if they offer family insurance, what that cost is. I really need a job with benefits.

If you start PT at WebmedX, can you ask for FT down the road? - Posted By: Wondering

I am considering employment with WebmedX as my current situation is beginning to fall apart. Not being paid on time, and some other serious issues that suggest the company is floundering. I don't want to just quit however, as I cannot afford to take a major salary cut. I want to be sure that wherever I go I will be able to make enough money.

ExText line count for individual reports? Is there a way? nm - Posted By: sm


Just finished applying to 35 different jobs - Posted By: Janice

I am so fed up with my current company that I just can't take it anymore! I decided to spend the time I normally would be working to applying to any jobs.

This is the best site to find EVERY transcription company whether they are hiring or not the list is endless and I just copy and paste my resume on the site if they didn't have testing. This is the site http://www.tiptopwebsite.com/websites/index2.php?username=mtjobfind&page=1.

I found it in archives here and it's such a great tool!

I did my best today and put myself out there, I once thought to just get out of MT but I think I'm going to just go all in as I just work when I feel, pretty much PT but now I'm going in headfirst full-time, really going to make the most of this education I paid for, why not!

So here's hoping javascript:editor_insertHTML('text','');

OSi - what's the skinny? - Posted By: Offered Rad Job


New or recent info on Med-Scribe ?? - Posted By: Just curious

Sign on bonus and a 12 hour window to get work done in.  Slightly suspicious here, what is the catch? 

Does Futurenet still mail checks or do they now have DD? - Posted By: Thankx for info nm


C&C Transcription - Posted By: ladybug

Any info on C&C Transcription out of Georgia?

Wasn't offered bonus either. What gives? nm - Posted By: Red-haired stepchild

Radiology - Posted By: anon

Are there any good companies that pay per report for radiology.  I have 23 years experience. 

MTS of Kansas...sm - Posted By: csim

Does anyone know anything about this company?  Thanks!

Can anyone share any info on Webmedx? - Posted By: Casey

Good, bad? I see that they have several openings currently, but I just want to make sure that they are a good company before I pursue anything with them. Do they pay on time? Do they treat their employees well? Can they be flexible if you ever need some time off? Also, do they frequently run out of work? Any info will be greatly appreciated!

Transolutions STAR team - Posted By: wonderingMT

I'm consider a position a position with Transolutions on their STAR team.  Could anyone give me any information on their STAR team - is it easy to make line rate, how bad are the dictators, et cetera?  Feel free me to email me offline if you would like. Thanks.

What's up with TT recruiters? - Posted By: Bewildered

I emailed a resume with an immediate response.  Emailed back with question and then received a reply but now that I have emailed back, nothing for days and days. Makes me wonder.......