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Any companies out there that offer the hospital benefits besides Diskriter

Posted By: Looking for hospital account work on 2005-09-04
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I currently work in-house a hospital but they do not have at-work positions and I would like ot work at home so I wondered if there were other companies and/hospitals that hire at-home MTs with full benefits....besides Diskriter as I have not heard a lot of good news about them and it makes me nervous to apply.

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them for PT employees. I would love that too, unfortunately, I work too much just to get below average benefits. Best of luck in your search. Honestly, I think the only place you'll find benefits for part-timers is going in-house at a hospital.
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They offer PT benefits. They were not my cup of tea
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What benefits do they offer..
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I think they are close to 500 employees now.

They also do not lose accounts. I worked for a hospital that went with them and they just renewed for the 2nd time, been with them 6 years now.

I think that MQ is losing the accounts to companies like Keystrokes because of the offshore MQ does!
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11 cpl? I guess that means we won't be able to offer benefits. nm
.No hate mail - just reality that benefits cost BIG BUCKS.
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Hospital Benefits

The hospital benefits differ depending on each individual hospital, but they are less expensive in general.  For my hospital, medical insurance is about $200 per month for the most expensive PPO for family. 

I do know that if you are looking into one of the hospital employee positions, you have to live in a state compatible with who the hospital accepts, i.e. usually that state and the states surrounding it.  I believe it has something to do with the state tax withholding, so not everyone will be able to work for the hospital directly.  Make sure you ask about it though with the recruiter.  They did the same thing to me (tried to push the Diskriter position), even when I specifically applied for the hospital position.  Good luck 


benefits Diskriter
blue cross and blue shield, pretty reasonable - I think it's about 350 per month for family taken out 1/2 one check and 1/2 the other - I only have the dental insurance through diskriter. The recruiter would have a better idea of the benefit package though - - BCBS is typically very good coverage
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Hospital concerns for benefits.

Many MTSO's are hiring only ICs now with no no benefits given.  Now given these are mostly smaller company's.  But why don't the hospitals form their own and contract out.  That's basically what some of the smaller MTSO's are.  They use the hospitals equipment.  I work for a small rural hospital as an independent contractor.  I worked inhouse for 2 years doing their Basic 4 and radiology reports.  For family reasons I was planning to leave but they offered to send me home to work.  Since my husband had medical benefits, I did not miss the benefits at the hospital.  But this situation worked out fine since I had a sick child that I was paying daycare for when he was not even there but home sick.  Ten years later, I am still working at home for the same hospital.  Hospital's work has grown and I am not willing to work so much now.  The hospital thought about hiring a MTSO but decided not to after they found out what they charged.  Which was about 3 times what I did.  They hired part-time Transcriptionist themselves to cover what I could not do.  So, to all those below who thinks it wound not benefit the hospitals, here's one story where everyone benefits. 

Even hospital benefits are sky high
I work full-time at a hospital and basic family coverage without dental or vision is over $300.00 a month out of the employee's pocket, around $65 for single. 
That is exactly why hospital outsource so they do not have to pay out benefits, but..

You would at least think we were worth some decent benefits, good insurance at the very least but I guess if you work at home, you dont get sick LOL.. Point well taken as I have worked in a hospital and that was exactly why they outsourced. The hospital budget did not allow for any more employees.

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There is a BIG difference between working for Diskriter and working for a hospital through Diskriter.  I've done both and there's no comparison.
Anyone had experience with Diskriter hospital sm

employee status positions?   Sounds really tempting. 


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Diskriter hospital employee
I wanted to post this again as nobody responded to my previous post. Does anyone work as a hospital employee through Diskriter? If you are currently working for Diskriter at all, could you give me some insight on the company and benefits from your perspective? Thanks!
To be a hospital employee (Diskriter), do you have
My last hospital did offer home-based employee positions. sm
They paid the employee positions by the hour with incentive and IC positions by the dictated minute.

It still was not as lucrative for me as my national position.

What works for one, however, may not work for others.

It is all about personal needs and opinions! Bully for you!!! :)

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At Diskriter, that hospital system in Florida that they do .... SM

is anyone familiar with it?  There seems to be a lot of turnover - do you think it's because of bad dictators, bad sound, or what?? 

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anyone work as hospital employee for/through Diskriter?
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Florida Hospital Diskriter Position sm

I have been looking through the archives..  I was interested in applying to the Diskriter Florida hospital position but I had heard that you had to take a drug test, credit check, criminal background check and a pre-employment physical.

Is that true?  Especially about the preemployment physical.  I just find that completely weird.. 

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That's strange. When I received an offer, I thought it was competitive and the benefits were good
especially medical insurance benefits for family. Maybe I did not look at them very close. Could you elaborate on what you were offered? I really thought they were decent pay and benefits.
Thank you. Could you elaborate on the benefits, offer single medical coverage or family, PTO etc...
Agree somewhat. I have done transcripion at a hospital and we did have benefits for PT status.
You just acrue it at a different rate but I certainly never had them take back all of my PTO I had earned when my status fell to less than FT. I even earned PTO time but just less per pay period, but to each his own. They do it because they can.
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info on Florida hospital acct with Diskriter

Does anyone have any info on this acct with Diskriter where you are an actual hospital employee with hospital benefits??


It is weird. I worked for the Florida Hospital thru Diskriter.... SM

back in 2005 when Diskriter first landed the gig.  I had to take a drug test, see my personal doctor for a physical and have him fill a very long and involved form, and get a TB test all for a facility I would never set foot in!  It took three long weeks for me to get through all the red tape and actually start the job.

The work was okay, but it ran out and you had no secondary account because you were employed by the hospital.  So if you wanted a backup account, then you had to go through more red tape to actually be an employee of Diskriter too and there was a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo that came with that because Diskriter was managing the transcription department for this hospital and the hospital had a contract that said that Diskriter could not put the hospital's employees on Diskriter accounts without express consent from the hospital. 

The supervisor of the hospital employees was employed by Diskriter and was incompetent.  We weren't able to get sample reports, normals, etc. out of her.  We always got the standard I'll look into that or It's in the works.  It seemed she had no contact with the hospital HIM department at all.  However, they could have a new person in that position now.  Like I said it was all brand spanking new back then.

Oh and your benefits were out of Florida.  So unless you're planning on flying into Florida to see a doctor or have an operation, you're basically screwed.  The bennies may have changed too by now though -- so who knows.

After three months, I just decided it was all just too much and left.  All the hoops I jumped through to get the job and then to have the job be such a disappointment was just irritating!

Diskriter - Working for the largest hospital system in FL.
The benefits look fabulous! Strict schedule? Good PTO?

I'd do it in a heartbeat. You'll never beat a hospital's benefits or job security.

I like the idea of going to my job every day, doing it well, and being done with it. You are not penalized pay-wise if you dont happen to meet your line count and the incentives are nice. I'd say jump from that sinking ship and jump aboard job security.

I'm a new hospital employee through Diskriter and you are correct. Ins kicks in 1st month after h
You cant beat the benefits and that is why I chose hospital. You get PTO, holiday pay, downtime pay, and sick time. The insurance is one of the best out there.
There's no comparison in being a hospital employee with benefits working rotating weekend and IC
Initially what made being an IC worth sacrificing benefits was having a flexible schedule. I have read the laws and have done research. An independent contractor is not obligated to a set schedule and this definitely includes holidays and weekends. So what if this is a 24/7 business? How many hospital workers do you know that work every weekend with no benefits?? Nada! I knew student nurses who chose 24 hours every weekend so they could go to school thru the week, but they were compensated quite well at 40 hours with full benefits.

A company may hire a lot of misinformed ICs for Sun-Th and Tues - Sat schedules, but by law they are pushing the envelope. ICs need to remind these companies what the legal definition of an IC is. I'm sure they remember that we don't receive benefits. They want it both ways. If I'm going to be an IC with the only benefit being flexibility, there's no way I'm giving that up!

A national I worked for, which I won't name (squid)tried that on us after taking over our company. They even used scare tactics. We still didn't get on every weekend. There was nothing they could do and they knew it.
Can a Diskriter MT tell me when health benefits begin (90 days, 1st full month)?