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Does anyone know of DocuMed outsources overseas? nm

Posted By: anon on 2005-12-15
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Thanks. Do you know if TT outsources overseas?
I believe I believe Cymed outsources overseas also...sm
Unfortunately, we are going to continue to be in this same boat as long as medical transcription is outsourced to overseas countries. I used to think it wasn't a big deal (outsourcing), but I can see now that our jobs (and pay) are going to continue to deteriorate as long as outsourcing overseas is in the picture....and it is going to be in the picture for a very, very long time. :-(
Why move all the work for Heartland overseas, are the MTs overseas that much better?
Why? Why do this.  It is my understanding that in time that work will be coming right back.  Are the overseas MT's in Banglador or wherever better.  Don't the companies that offshore worry about the quality of the work, HIPPA issues, patient's confidentiality, etc.  Why don't they care?  Mark my words, those MT's are not better than us, they have US editors, etc to help them out.  They cannot land a new account US-based and compete with any US mt's.  What a  sad day.  I pray for all the Heartland MTs.
Do you know if DTS outsources?
Yes, DTS outsources a LOT. NM
OSi outsources, pay is never on time
and don't go there. Good luck.
spheris outsources also nm..


I agree 100%. Wonder if she outsources her

What a horrible American attitude to have. Perfect sample of why we are all going downhill in a handbasket.

Anyone know if Axolotl outsources? nm
SPI outsources and Medical Bazaar does too. nm
It's never been a secret that Transcend outsources.
They are very proud of their overseas partners as they call them. The only reason the work is more steady and not all going there is that a lot of their hospital contracts state that they cannot outsource their work. So I applaud those hospitals because without them taking a stand, we'd be having no work..again. I remember waking up in the morning and finding there is no work and this is because the Indians are opposite us. When it's night for them it is day for us. So technically while we slept, they worked and when we got up, there was nothing left. It still happens on occasions but we have gotten a few new accounts so that helps. Also, whenever they ran out of work, people would quit and that would leave more work for whoever was left. It's just the nature of the business I guess. I've gone elsewhere.
Amphion outsources offshore to Trinidad.
So your saying you're a Bush follower since QT outsources? nm
Do you have proof that JLG outsources offshore? If so, please email the Administrator.
Do you happen to know which companies HUP outsources to other than MQ. I suppose the best thing
would be to call HR but will they give out this information. Not sure who to call at these hospitals.
Every American MT should boycott working for any company that outsources! n/m
Sheeple!!! LOL - I agree. I wonder if Germany outsources it citizens work out of the country.
how horrible but Acusis/DRC outsources to India, just what Spheris will do with that easy account. n
I don't know about overseas, but I'd say if they
don't have a separate line for a business then it is probably a tiny company and I wouldn't feel comfortable working with them.   I'd at least get some history from Joanna about how long the company has been around, where they are located, etc. 
you must be from overseas.


They get what they pay for when they offshore.  period.

How much work is still going overseas. Anyone know.
Where is it going. Not overseas I hope.
Overseas MTs and US companies
I was over joyed this past Friday when I landed an interview with a company in my area that called me out of the blue for an interview.  I do not even remember sending my resume to them, but I must have over a year ago.  Well, I was up for the interview and ready for whatever they wanted me to test on.  I was very anxious to quit the big national I worked for soon.  Well, I pressed my skirt out and as I drove, I a started singing all the way there.  Today was going to be my lucky day.  Well, boy was I wrong.  I met the lady that called me and it went down hill from there.  She told me that they only had 2 US MTs and the other 500 MTs they employed were over in India. UUUUUHHHH.  My heart sank.  She was calling because they needed to immediately set up a new account that was going live in 2 weeks, and they were caught with their pants down. The overseas MTs would not be able to catch on as quickly, so they needed at least to hire 2 more US MTS to get the ball rolling.  I knew right then and there I was the Guinney pig to help set this new account up for the MTs overseas.  My heart sank,and I could not even remember anything else she had said.  She gave me a writtent test and I told her I did not know the terms. I said that because I was trying to get the HELL out of there fast.  She said do not worry.  I want you anyway.  Then she gave me an OP note to transcribe. I sat there for about 2 minutes and told her I was sorry, but I could not get it.  I grabbed my coat and hussled out of there.  As I was leaving an Indian man was walking by, and she said he was the owner.  Is this the way our business is going?  He clearly was the owner and employed all the MTs from overseas.  Can we go over to their country and do the same? I don't think so.  I am sorry for venting,but I was so darned mad.  He learned the business, used the United States, and employed all from his country.  She also said that eventually, all work go over their, but some clients need to see the work first before sending it over there.  Translation, the US MTs do the initial work and it looks good.  Then, when the client thinks everything is good, they ship it over to the overseas MTs.  Did I handle this situation wrong?  I feel like a heel for not giving my best, but that is what I was feeling at the time.
Coding is being sent overseas as well
*overseas help* are not employees....
It'll NEVER all be sent overseas.

MTSO's are now rushing to jump on the USA bandwagon.  Hospital administrators have had to deal with lawsuits and redundant protection (QA'ing every overseas report), and they want the work back in the US. 

Outsourcing overseas has made more work and ultimately cost more than having had on-site MTs. 

The work will NEVER be sent, en masse, overseas. 

What we're also trying to point out to you is that even without a full-out union organization if, one by one, we begin refusing the 0.057 VR jobs, we an make a difference in numbers.  We're not suggesting ANYONE quit their job, no matter how low the pay rate, but begin emailing/mailing/calling members of congress, senators and service owners, urging return of our precious medical records to the US, and level our pay out to pre-offshore standards. 

It is clear by the mistakes edited daily, that VR is not the answer across the board, and may not be for many years.  EMR is not comprehensive for all facility scenarios.  OUR SKILLS ARE STILL NECESSARY AND WE DESERVE A FAIR WAGE, AND THE RESPECT THAT OUR KNOWLEDGE COMMANDS.  I know many people with bachelors' degrees who could not perform our jobs.  We are skilled, dedicated (in most cases), and well worth what little we are seeking.

overseas work
I agree - these companies and hospitals supporting to send work overseas make it sound so wonderful - cheaper rates and fast TAT.   BUT have you ever read some of the work that domestic/US MTs and QAs have to repair?   So the hospital gets a break on the costs from the MT Companies but who has to fix the mess?   I frankly do not want my medical records going off to India to be incorrect when it comes back.   I remember one in particular where the overseas MT put PORN instead of PRN.  How would that patient like to see that in their record?    I hope the new administration imposes fines to heavily that it will stop these companies from supporting overseas companies and give the work back to the US MTs - we need jobs here too and we should be taking care of us first !   Remember those cheap rates - you get what you pay for !  I remember getting a good salary and even Christmas bonuses 10 years ago but those days are LONG gone now.  

Merry Christmas to all and let's hope the New Year brings much happiness with jobs and decent wages.
jobs did not go overseas did they?
No union in the U.S. would have let their jobs go overseas. Because we had no unions, our jobs left. As much as I hate to admit it, because we are in a female-dominated field, we did not band together in a union...and our jobs left. The only chance of retrieving them now is because unemployment is going to rise....and we may have a shot of saying the country needs as many jobs as we can muster up....
All I know is that they send work overseas. nm
outsource overseas a percentage, which could go up...(nm)
saw they were hiring for an overseas position
in which someone would be going to various locations and training them to become MTs. I suppose that is the same as offshoring, but even worse since they are offering the training!!!!
Your moniker is Overseas MT, which is very confusing.

Your post was fraught with errors.  You didn't even get the gender of the owner right. 

I realize this is a message board, people write quickly and are bound to make typos.  Many of your errors simply weren't typos, though.

If I were an MTSO reading your post, I don't think I'd invite you to work for me.  Sorry. 

saw they were hiring for an overseas position
Not too long ago on some employment web site for MTs. How nice, another company going outside our borders to train people for their workforce.
IBM hires overseas accountants
They pay $60,000 to Americans and the same job is done for $3,000 in India. Only difference is that in India you can live well on $3,000.
We are all screwed.

Most overseas companies doing business with the US
MDI does NOT send work overseas.
even if they send work overseas...
Please help me find a company to work for that has WORK and pays on time. That is all I ask at this point.
working from overseas - Not offshore!

Can a medical Transcriptionist travel overseas and still work for a U.S. transcription company, as long as he/she maintains a U.S. residence and pays U.S. taxes?  Is there any legal reason why they could not do so?  Are any of you transcriptionists presently doing this, and which companies do you work for?

Documed ...sm
I have searched the archives, and there isn't much there...can anyone tell me ANYTHING about this company?  I believe they are out of NJ....TIA
Any feedback on Documed out of NJ?
I had posted a question about Documed a few days ago and never got a response either, but I would love to know what the deal is with them.
Thanks for the info! BTW - what is a cherry picker?
Does anyone know anything about DocuMed????
Could I please hear from someone/anyone who has worked with or is currently working for Documed in NJ? TIA.
Just wanted to know how you got along with the office staff. They seem like quite a nice group of people.
Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.
Re: Documed.
I do currently work with Documed and have for about over a year.  Excellent people.  I just love it there.

Does anyone know anything about this company, or where they are located?  I can't seem to find much on them.


actually, the documed in Google is a company that makes medical supplies.  however I did find the other one.  Does anyone know anything about it??

All this m.t.'ing must be making me crazy.  When I Google it brings up the company which does formats, etc. and when you look under opportunities it is all about engineers!