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What's this about a Medware reorganization? Is it - Posted By: safe to apply to them? nm


No response earlier, anyone getting reply from FutureNet ads? (sm) - Posted By: Just Looking

I submitted a resume several days ago and have had no response yet.  With all the hooplah on the boards about them not having work I didn't think they would be swamped with applications.  I was just looking for PT to supplement my other job so running out of work now and again wouldn't kill me.  I have 20+ years acute care experience so I really was vain enough to expect a response.  Foolish me. 


Anyone have any... - Posted By: Curious MT

Anyone have any comments about Spheris, good, bad, or other?

Anyone here used to work for C.S. Medical out of Alaska with Cathy Wedge? I would - Posted By: Want to reconnect

like to get back in touch with her and see if she is still working.  She ran a great company when I worked there, but I think she sold or dissolved it years ago.  I am wondering if she ever started up a new one.  Any info appreciated.  Thanks!

Does Softscript offer direct deposit? - Posted By: nm


How upfront is T-C Transcription in Florida? - Posted By: hmmm

Sent resume some time last month.  Was emailed couple days later to fill out attachments containing questions on computer specs, etc, and a written test, which was EASY.  Almost 2 weeks later, was emailed by Susan saying she was gonna be out of the office for a couple of days due to family tragedy. Two days after that email, I saw that she posted on another job board for the same positions.  I checked my written test over and over again, which was EASY.  Wish people would be upfront and say I didn't pass, didn't meet computer specs, etc.  I guess in this company's own way, it did tell me something--they are not upfront.  Anybody else experience this? 

Need advice - Posted By: Rho

Can anyone tell me anything about Phoenix MedCom?  I have a choice between them and a local physician's office with an hourly pay of $14/hour.  Please tell good and bad, consistent work flow, easy platform, if its hard to get time off when needed. Also have always been an employee, so any tax info about ICs would be greatly appreciated as well.  Please email ASAP.  Thanks. 

Deventure and word expanders - Posted By: demills

I was just hired by Deventure and was wondering what, if any, the MTs at Deventure use?  I currently don't have one and before I buy one I want to make sure it will work with the platforms at Deventure.  Thanks in advance for any replys!


vianeta users - Posted By: knewbill

Anyone out there know of MTSO's using Vianeta and need out?

It just GRATES when I read job ads that want - Posted By: experienced MTs, along with (sm)

knowing a trail of applications, have broadband internet, having to be available by their certain hours when I'm an IC and then they have the NERVE to offer 6 cpl!!!  I'm sooo sick of seeing these ads.  These people must think we're stupid.  Please, no matter how desperate you are, DON'T apply to these job ads!

SPi questions - Posted By: sm

I would like to hear from people who work there NOW.

Are you able to earn a decent salary there?

Are they still not paying for spaces?

What platform do they use...is it easy to make your lines?

Do they pay via direct deposit?

How long does it take to get started after being hired?

Are benefits available and are they reasonable?


Transcription House - Posted By: Betty

Any information on Transcription House would be appreciated.  Thank you.

ClinicWorkUSA or AllMedType - Posted By: Who is this company really?

Just curious if anyone knows anything about the recent job posting by Karen Miller.  Company is listed now as ClinicWorkUSA, but she posted previously as AllMedType.  What company is this really?

The position sounds perfect, but am uncertain because of the double posting with different names. 


Diskriter VR - Posted By: question

Can anyone comment on Diskriter's Mmodal VR platform?  I am familiar with the company, but not the VR side.  Anyone know what the VR rate of pay is?   Thanx


Has anyone heard of this company? - Posted By: cheryllynn

MedEDocs?   Or Bob's PC Werks?




How do you quit gracefully? - Posted By: Quitter with grace

 I would like to quit my current position. I do not want to leave a bad impression, but I have to move on to a job that might be a better fit for me.  Being a newbie, I know feel that nationals are not for me.  I prefer to work for a small MTSO.  How do I give notice without sounding bitter, bad, or just dumb. I just really don't like it. I just don't want anything bad to go into my file.



Is anyone happy with Escription? - Posted By: justme

Are you making any money? Please, I don't want to hear from MTSOs who have a vested interest in making it sound lovely because from my experience, it is the pitts! Line count monkey business and low pay and not paying on time.

Looking for clinic transcription - Posted By: Angie

Can anyone refer me to any good companies that strictly does clinic transcription? I have been out of the transcription field for about 4 years now, but I am looking to get back into it. I have 2+ years of experience transcribing for a pain management practice.



Any MEDSCRIBE MTs out there, how do you - Posted By: Looking

like MedScribe?  How often are you paid?  Are they reliable? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Looking for reliable independent MTSOs - Posted By: No nationals.

I am looking for independent MTSOs. Anyone really content with their company, I would sure like to know. I have many, many years of experience. Not interested in nationals. Been there, done that.

Has anyone at TT been paid by the new co. today? - Posted By: Not me NM


AccustatEMR's direct deposit BOUNCED.... - Posted By: Curious Georgette

I heard that all the direct deposits BOUNCED, even for their office staff...anyone out there got the scoop?  Have they lost the accounts they were on?  What's gonna happen to their MTs? 

Reputable company w/ platform compatible w/ InstanText/Shorthand - Posted By: MacroWoman

Am heavily dependent on sophisticated Expanders that incorporate code script, like ShortHand and InstanText.  Can anyone recommend reputable employers whose platforms are compatible with these programs? 

KSED? - Posted By: anon

Emotional drama at this company? What the heck is all that about?

FutureNet Technologies - Posted By: kathy

Does anyone know about this company?  I just received an e-mail in response to a resume I posted on line for some part time fill in work.  Just wondering who they are.  Any help would be appreciated.  thanks in advance.  KS

Another Transcend Talking Head - Posted By: Stephanie Campbell

Yes I work for Transcend, and yes, my supervisors put me up to this!

Hereís the thing:  I am not a machine, I donít expect something for nothing, I understand we live in a competitive society so I try to keep my mind open and my skill set fresh, and I actually take advantage of the opportunities presented to me. 

Therefore, I wouldnít be speaking out right now if I was sitting around disgruntled, unhappy with my supervisors, and reminiscing of ideals that arenít practical in our industry any longer.

I have hung my hat with several organizations both in the industry and outside of it and I can tell you that Transcend is at the top of my list as far as fair and satisfying employment goes.  Hereís why:

         We treat each other like real human beings.

         I feel like I make a difference.

         I am compensated fairly.

         I am given regular opportunities for growth.

Several years ago, I was working for another outsourcing company.  At this company, I was compensated monetarily exceedingly well.  However, I had no one to call if there was an emergency or if I even had a simple account question.  My computer would break down and itíd take weeks to get it up and running again.  I was never informed of changes with the accounts I was working on.  Worst of all, I felt kind of cheap working for an organization which didnít seem to care about itís quality or itís employees.  I said, ďEnough of this!  I want change!.Ē  So thatís what I did.  I changed and my journey ended up leading me to Transcend.  Now, as my supervisor has pointed out, Iím a ďlifer.Ē

Think about where you are now, compare it with your other options, and if you donít like something, change it!  Change isnít all bad and itís worth a shot.  I can assure you from my personal experience that if you are willing to leave the comfort zone and TRY YOUR HARDEST, whether it be with Transcend or anywhere else, you WILL succeed.

So really, why not just try and see with Transcend?  After all, a skilled medical language specialist can go anywhere, right?

Yeah, thatís kind of a dare.

Should I apply for QA or MT at Transtech? - Posted By: I've done both. TIA, NM


Which company has the most comprehensive (SM) - Posted By: Stressed

health insurance coverage?  Husband's insurance premiums almost doubled this month...ridiculous as our co-pays and deductibles all increased exponentially as well.  Soooo...right now I have a good paying job as an employee with a small national, but other than being an employee there are no benefits.

Can you all share with me how your health insurance benefits are, approx. cost for family with kids, and company?  As much as I like the company I'm with, I may have to start looking elsewhere.



Required notice? - Posted By: Spheris MT

I am an Editor at Spheris. I am going to be resigning soon, however I don't want to leave Spheris on bad terms should I ever need them for a reference.

Does anyone know, is a 2 week notice considered adequate?

Can anyone tell me which companies other than the big one hires MTs for DQS and how are they to work - Posted By: LMT

for.  Any opinions.  Nice to work for with decent work or not so much.

TT DictExt question. Is there a way to pull a doctor's name into text? (sm) - Posted By: Sherry

Currently if it is name I don't know how to spell correctly, I hit ControlA  and search then type it into document.   Just hoping there was another way and thought some of you that have used this longer would know. 

Accupro--Seeking opinions - Posted By: Lillybelle

The response time has been slow so far.  I received testing materials directly from the recruiter via email 2 weeks after submitting my resume.  I returned the tests within 24 hours and waited another 2 weeks for a response.  I inquired via email and it took another week for her to respond.  I'm wondering if all this improves upon employment.  What are they like to work for?  Platform?  Communication?  Benefits?  Do they respond to employee questions in a timely manner?

TIA for answering.

Sten-Tel in MA - - Posted By: Brianna

Does anyone currently work (or have recently worked) with Sten-Tel in Mass?  If so, could you please provide information regarding their QA Editor positions?  I am thinking of applying with them.  Do they pay on time?  Do they pay correctly?  Is there plenty of work or do you run out often?  Are they flexible with scheduling?  Thank you for any information you can provide.

Transnet/Exttext - Posted By: Wen

Does anyone use this software on a laptop; if so, have you experienced any problems with it?  Thanks! 

ScribeRight - Posted By: Alison

Anyone familiar with a company called ScribeRight located in Washington?  Pros and cons please.

Need new info on companies that pay weekly - Posted By: ExpMT

I am leaving my in-house employment and would love any information that can be given to me regarding companies that pay weekly.  I have a done a search, but haven't found any recent information.  I appreciate any help you can offer. 


Thank you!

Someone help me with my math... - Posted By: ugh

Every 10 seconds of dictation is 15 lines.  If I make 100 minutes a day for radiology at 11/cpl, how much is that in 1 day?  Or is this equation incomplete?  ugh.

Keystrokes insurance - Posted By: MTOhio

Can someone give me details on the type and price of insurance available at Keystrokes.  Am thinking of applying with them in the near future but need insurance info as that would make my decision for me.  Price for family or employee/spouse, office visits covered with copay, prescriptions, etc.

Thanks for any information you may be able to give me.



PTN Medical Transcription - Posted By: CMTx15

out of Philly?  I kind of got the uh-oh feeling from talking to them.  Anyone have any input?? Thanks in advance.

New England Medical Transcription - Info - Posted By: just unsure

THinking of applying with this company. Any information. Good/bad.  I know IC and pay 7 cents for clinic, flexibility with schedule.  Anything else would be much appreciated.

Who Has Gotten a New Job in the Last 30-90 Days? - Posted By: curious

Surely this board is not full of just unhappy MTs.  Who has gotten a new job lately?  Not asking for your company, but please share some other info.  Big MTSO?  US Company?  Was it worth leaving the old job behind?  Do you like it?  What exactly are you doing?  Is there plenty of work?  How much is the pay?  What are the benefits?  Shifts?  Platform?  How long did it take you find the job and what source did you use?  Don't worry about the few people sitting waiting to insult you or think you made up your new job.  We're anonymous and do not have to prove anything.  Informative posts on the MT job market please.

Did Ochsner Clinic in Louisiana get shut down due to - Posted By: the hurricane??

Transtech - Posted By: Gloria Brown

I am considering a position with Transtech.  What can anyone tell me about this company and platform?  Thanks!

New Trans Tech employee looking to make friends with ....sm - Posted By: CindiRI

other happy Trans Tech employees.  It has been such a loooong choosing process, but I am feeling so happy about this decision, thanks to all who helped me out, especially Donna, and Debbie is a fantastic-sounding boss.  Looking forward to getting started, give me a yell if you can! 

Golden Isles (GIMT) - Posted By: Job huntin'

Any info on this company?  Not much in archives.  Do they have they have VR?  Easy to work for?  How is pay.  TIA.

Need a foot pedal - Posted By: Pam

I need a foot pedal.  Could anyone tell me what I need to look for when I purchase one.  The ones I have looked at on the internet are between $125 and $200.  I would like to find one that is less expensive.

ChipSoft - Posted By: Curious

Has anyone heard of the company Chip Soft USA or been approached by a representative of that company by the name of Reuben Buckaroff?  If so, please e-mail as I have questions.  Thanks.

happy MT week - my job has just been phased out.... - Posted By: passing through

Well, I guess all good things come to an end, just thought I would have more warning.   My shift lead job with one of the larger companies has just been phased out.  I was hourly so now I have to go back production, which is going to be an adjustment, but just wish they had given me more warning.  Told us today and job gone as of Sunday.  Oh well, I was really enjoying being able to pay my bills, lol. 

does Keystrokes allow satellite? nm - Posted By: jan


Knowledge is power! - Posted By: Tina

I just wanted to thank you all for sharing.  Every opinion and every point of view are valuable.  The truth really will set us free --eventually.