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Anyone starting new with KS on hem/onc acct? nm

Posted By: new ksr on 2007-10-24
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8.5 cpl. Only get 10 cpl when a new acct is first starting up, then it drops back down to 8.5. nm
I lost an acct with MQ, called the hospital and they told me who had the acct. I chose not to go wi
Do you recommend starting with clinic notes or acute care when just starting in the MT field?
!I realize this question may be better suited for the new MT board, but this board is my favorite)

I am considering accepting an acute care position, even though I am just out of MT school. However, I don't want the learning curve to be so steep that I fail before I even begin. I would also like to have a smaller pool of dictators to transcribe from as opposed to many.

Also, are there more ESLs in acute care versus clinic/dr office work?

What has your experience been? Would you do it differently?

Thanks for any insight!
Older posts about them have the MTs bouncing from acct to acct and not being able to make
My acct mgr sent an update this morning stating a large acct sm
starting next week; another in 2 more weeks; another in early October; and another in November. This is just a normal end of summer / holiday slowdown. I'm sure other posters on this board are also out of work due to the same circumstances.
Give it a whirl. I WAS on that same acct, same pay. Asked and got put on an acct just as bad, so I
How was your acct at Amphion? I have a HORRIBLE acct...

I am new to Amphion and have this account that has a lot of account specifics, no automatic ADT (which means I have to search for the names, etc) which is not a problem for me, but there is one dictator who is ALWAYS awful, and I have been getting him back to back to back my first week with Amphion.  Did you find that you basically only had 1 or 2 dictators while there or did you have more?  Of course, I would not mind doing him occasionally but can't do this all day.  I will never be able to make any money, especially at the line rate that I am being paid.  I have 2 children of my own and 3 of my sister's children in my care.  I cannot afford to do this everyday and don't know what to do.  I work as an IC for another company making 9 cents a line, which is much more than Amphion, but really wanted employee status so was willing to make a little less, but I am afraid it is not going to work.  I do not want to have to find yet another company and start all over with them to only find out that they suck too.  Any suggestions?

VA acct w/ops 9. NM
It is probably true because it is a radiology account.

which acct
which account are you currently working on, or you would say is a bad one. Thanks
What acct
What acct do you work on? If you are on BeyondTxt T mode there is no work. I don't know how you girls who need benefits are paying for them.
Thanks for replying. The problem is I did have my own account and they decided not to pay me for over a month and because I said something about not being paid they took offense. SO what can you do. Its a win-lose situation. Now I just have to hope that the check clears!
KS Onc acct
If you are working on the KS onc acct please email me.
FN New acct
Are we talking about the new acct with the 1 million lines?.  What a joke.  I'm lucky to do 500 lines a day and that is only by working on 3 different accts.  And I found out the new acct will be going to VR, which I don't do.  I'm a transcriptionist, not an editor.
KS acct

Do you know which acct you would be working on?

If it were your acct, you would already know.
They don't keep it a secret. One of mine, large hospital on the East Coast, is leaving today. I've known for at least a month. They chose not to renew their contract with us. It happens.
.06 OB acct
I felt the same way, ladies. In fact, I recently went from a .0725 (knocked down from 0.825) GROSS LINE ACCT to a .06 transcription rate acct with HORRIFIC docs - worst I've had since starting ne.arly 23 years ago. I was offered VR (with even worse docs, so basically re-typing it ALL) for .02 cpl.

I guess you can understand why I'm on the job hunt
I got 10 for 10 yrs exp and just starting with them
Could you have misunderstood maybe?
Thanks !!! I was starting to wonder....
and just this morning, I got an email about a new dictator for my account..
Starting soon
I'm starting there soon. Just wondered as I have noticed it down this week. Thanks.
Starting soon.
From what they explained to me, it is quality and affordable, Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Starting out definitely no more than in the SM
mid 20s and that's if you are typing all the time.  I have been doing this for 15 years and yes, I use expanders, etc. but I have never made more than $37,000 gross in any year (and some of my jobs were hourly PLUS incentive).  My income has declined every year since 2000--the Social Security yearly statement attests to that.
Anyone starting with CIT? Do we know who they are? nm
If you are first starting out...
and need really good experience, Medquist is a good starting point. MedQuist is not the company for you if you want to make over 25K a year.
Maybe it is D&L starting over!!
Do you know when it will be starting?
all starting to come together now...
Good news; I've got my software installed, a primary and a secondary account assigned and am fixing to start training. When it started to pull together, it has happened fast. So far, so good.
starting over - help
never thought i would come back to full-time MT - spent the last 10 years raising my daughter and working part-time in various places that we have lived. My husband is in construction, and we just aren't making it any more. The only thing i know how to do is transcribe, so I am looking to come back.

I quit in 1998 - i worked for ddi for 7 years - after Rick Cammeron sold the company to MQ, it got awful, so i stopped. I really don't want to work for MQ again (they were really nasty to us). I did everything for ddi - lots of ops and consults, and cardiology (for Good Sam in LA - great account)

What are my options? who are the best companies to work for? what about speech recognition - can you make any money at it? I have heard some people say they can't make anything becasue they are getting 20% taken off their line rates -others say that they are making money at 50% off.

I don't know anything about the recognition stuff - can someone help me? I am interested because i might not have to type as much - i am willing and able to work hard, but when i quit, my hands were bothering me a lot - i have been transcribing part-time for doctors with no trouble - but only for a few hours a day - don't know that i could handle 8+ hours a day.

I have so many questions. At ddi, we were all independent contractors - i liked that, but then we didn't need insurance. seems like a lot of companies offer employment with insurance. what do they pay? i have heard from a lot of people that the pay is less than 10 years ago. how could that be? don't these companies know that everything costs more?

anyway, any advice would be SO helpful. I have to do this, we are running out of money, and i don't want to get s.....ed by some awful company that promises everything and you end up with all ESL and no work.

thanks everybody.
I will be starting 7/1
Have you started yet? Let me know how it goes. I've been out of the MT field for almost five years. I'm going to start practicing my old dictation tapes to get back in the swing of things. I hope everything works out and I like it. :)
Starting Over, thanks!

I've got about the same amount of experience as you have.  I know what you mean about working at home and trying to take care of yourself, too, sometimes hard to balance everything, but for right now, even though I miss the social aspects at times, think this is what I still need for right now.  Just need to a 'little'  more exercise time somewhere, or in other words make it a priority!! to fit it in.  Thanks for the encouragement!  Good luck to you

just starting
with MDI and am really looking forward to it...just being able to talk with someone who is on planet earth was soooo refereshing! i guess we have to be able to weed out the crap when listening to others...i'm happily heading in!
They are getting it, starting 6/1. sm
I called and asked after I saw this. The papers are being signed today and a letter going out.
Their pay is not low. For a while, they were starting sm
everyone at 8 cpl for 90 days to see if it works out for both people. As a Lead MT for them, I see a lot of people who test well and have great resumes but either do not do what they are scheduled to do, have incredibly low volume or horrible quality. This way, it is an evaluation period for both sides.

I do know that they will start higher than that and have been thinking of a few other ideas for that evaluation period.

One thing that I find funny is that for a while, there was a $300 sign-on bonus and a few other things in place related to volume and quality that would give more, but not many people bothered to do the math and see that if they can produce 1200 lines a day with good quality, it came out to 0.09-0.10 per line for that period and beyond.

I have been with them for 5 years this June. I have never made less than $45,000 in a year and that was only one year when I took time off for surgery and my daughter's wedding; the other years I have made over $55,000.

More important is that 0.08 per line with a lot of work is better than 0.10 with nothing available. JMO.

Will someone please let me know the starting pay
for Voice Systems, LLC?  Also, if anyone has any current information on the company, such as pay on time, direct deposit, ESLs, platform and anything else you can share, please do.  Thanks!
Is this a rad acct and do they have openings? (nm)
I loved that acct too....
Typical M-Q then one day it just vanished.
my acct has about 80-90% ESLs
my back up account is worse. 
That seems like it could be true, my acct is So Cal
and most of the patients are not Caucasian or are ethnic (is that PC?), as well as the dictators.
Same here, about 40-50 regular drs on my acct, with
probably 10 of them being so awful, I can hardly attempt them. I'm happy to say that some I hated at first are now ones I enjoy, so hopefully I will keep finding that to be the case. Others though, UGH!
No, DRC is not really "atrocious acct" but... sm
It is NOT easy stuff... My experience has been lots of cutting-edge oncology in all specialties. If you don't know your stuff you'll be researching more than typing. Very few ESLs and, yes, the platform is Word-based, and, no, no need to be a computer wiz--tech support is great at DRC and so is QA support.
Your radiology acct
Are you working certain hours/days/evenings and are you working weekends?  What is holiday pay per report?
Your radiology acct
Do you have a lot of ESL docs?
TT onco acct

Can't you get a backup account?  That's what I did.  They are not all slow at the same time, usually.  I get better count on onco acct than on my other.

Well I was doing VR for an acct at 1.80 report. sm
They cut pay to 3.5 to 5.5 cents per line under the manager I was under. I know a lot of people left. Just curious as to if any are here on this board.
Ortho acct
i have been offered ortho, which i have a great deal of experience. How much would you say per hour you make at 7.5 WI spaces. I really have a lot of quesstions and if possible would like to e-mail you direct. Also can the ShortHand program be used
I know which acct you are talking about but (sm)
trust me (or not) there are TONS of work on others, one I know FOR SURE.  Have you asked for a backup??
what acct?...email me....nm
I always get a mix, no matter which acct I am on.
Just how EZ is it to get off of the DI entry acct

That really depends on your acct, even now. nm
Did you think to ask about acct specifics?
What you think might look better and what the client requires are two different things.  Often when a client receives expansions that they specifically ask NOT to be done, they go back to the client and yell and in some instances ask for a credit.  The transcription company isn't going to take the chance if the specifics are that rigid.  As for the name of the facility - I'd think you could just ask?