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Here's what I'm aware of. Contact them for details.

Posted By: MslaMT on 2007-10-05
In Reply to: I am looking for a position transcribing ....sm - anon

-Full Time, first shift, Tuesday through Saturday
-Full time, first shift, Monday through Friday
-Full Time, second shift, Tuesday-Saturday Radiology/Acute Care mix
-Part Time, second shift, Sunday, Monday, Thursday
-Part Time, first shift, Monday thru Thursday
TEAM THREE (ACUTE CARE - eScription) 5 Openings:
-Full Time, first shift, flexible days/times, forty hours, high percentage of ESL dictators. 4 MTs
-Full Time Wednesday-Sunday ten hours or Wednesday-Thursday eight hours

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Whats the contact details?
if you could email me the contact details it would help a lot thank you.
Details, details.....sm
Minimum is 1000 lpd, Expander is not a problem. Surprisingly, schedule is quite flexible.
We need more details, please. nm
Anyone have any details?
Looking into Probity - anyone have the scoop on them? Their website doesn't say how long they've been in business, or much about their size, platform, benefits, requirements, etc. Does anyone actually work there or are they brand new?
E-me if you want details, MT *or* QA. nm
I don't know the details...
I just was told the contract expired and wasn't renewed...for what reasons I will never know.  Total bummer man. 
details on

*new* insurance plan been released yet?  It has been months in the making . . .


Of course, individuals will have different experiences. Some find the accounts a breeze and love it there. I found the accounts to be tough, the QA to be extreme and at times inconsistent. I know that it has been said here that the manager is better now, but this was the primary reason for my departure. I could have dealt with the stringent QA and the tough accounts, but nastiness and disrespect I could not handle.

I would suggest that you try them for yourself. The benefits are great and I loved the fact that I could see how much money I earned for each report I typed almost immediately after completing the report.

Even if the manager was not an issue, I do not think that I could have earned a decent living on the account that I was on. Give them a try, maybe you will get a better account and have a better experience.
See msg for details...
I believe full time is considered $900 per pay period (I think there are 2 pp per month). If they pay 8 cpl that is 1125 lines per day for 10 days. That is about standard (many places 1200 lines/day is full time).

They do have set schedules (I think).
You want details? sm

The owner holds your paychecks and you get paid late and then blames it on the postal service.  They over hire and you never can make any decent money because there is too much down time.  They don't do anything about cherry picking, yet they will b##h about it (I don't cherry pick because if I did, I would be in hog heaven and would not be writing this post).  The owner is rude and you can never get feedback from QA even if you beg for it.  Their tech support stinks to high heaven!  You will never get anyone to answer any questions after they close at 5 p.m.  They don't staff around the clock like most companies do.

The platform they use is EMDAT and not a very MT friendly one at that, so your line counts suffer.  The sound quality of their dictations is substandard. 

Just some concerned advice to anyone who might be thinking of going to work with them just to save a fellow MT tons of grief.  I'm glad I found another company.  I was with them for some years and put up and sucked it up and kept saying you have to take the good with the bad.  My tolerance level is very high, but this has gotten ridiculous!

Any details?
I applied for the Ortho position too.  Any details as to why this company is good or bad from former employees would be appreciated.
Yes, I am aware of it. sm
I struggled and struggled when I first discovered my company was offshoring, but then I realized that I have bills to pay and a family to feed; which comes first for me. I cannot afford to just give up 5 years with a company and start over with new docs, new accounts, etc. It was taken a little while, but in all honesty, the work that I edit from India is pretty good. There are a few things that still throw them for a loop, but for the most part, they are not as bad as you would think! I actually do way better doing editing/QA than I did transcribing, so this is where I stay.
(from above), as they must be aware of them by now.
I'm an IC with DSG - now aware they do this.
sorry - s/b noT aware they do this.
I was not aware FN had VR
do you mean Voice Recognition or were you doing QA???
I am aware of them
because I almost took a job with them, and I'm glad I didn't. What I hear is never good. If you Google I'm sure you will see discussions about them from this site.
no VR at all as far as I'm aware (nm)
Please be aware that...
they have more VR editing jobs than straight transcription, for which you will not earn enough to buy groceries...the pay for editing is very low no matter where you work.
Yes, I'm well aware of that...
If you took the time to read my post, I said that there are others who make more.  You are the one who has such a difficult time believing it, not me.
Yes, I am aware
That's why I was hoping to find someplace that kinda paid as you go. Someday when I've hit the lotto it might be an intriguing business concept- a true on-call perdiem type service. Until then, though, I guess I'll just have to learn to drink my coffee black and thrive on Cocoa Wheats and Ramen Noodles.
Are you not aware of the

unemployment numbers climbing as we speak?  Getting into a new field even if you have the right education is no piece of cake in this job market.  You are damned if you do and damned if you don't. 

The reason people try to stay with MT is because if you have years of experience and the education, the health care field is one that is relatively recession/depression proof.  To go out on a limb at this time and try to get into a new field/job is highly risky. Who is to say even if you do manage to get the right education that you would be able to get your foot in the door with no experience under your belt?  Then, how are you going to pay off your education debt?  That is what a lot of college grads are facing today.

A lot of the MTSOs are highly mismanaged these days.  The left arm does not know what the right arm is doing and in many instances very talented MTs with years of experience, dedication and devotion to this industry are finding it a sticky mess and are jumping ship early lest they get mired into madness.  That does not mean they are not looking elsewhere and darn well should.

So please let's not knock our fellow brethern when they complain about what they are going through making a living in this industry.  Let's all be empathetic and listen and try to empower rather than put down.  There is no job in America these days that is a anything to right home about.  If people say they love their jobs and are making gobs of money, you might ask them what planet they are living on.  We don't need to hear the tough love approach at this time.  This is a serious business and it is being seriously mismanaged and a lot of MTs are unduly suffering due to the callous and thoughtless approach of the powers that be.



Why do you regret it? Any details?
Details of my plan
I chose the United PPO plan. If I remember right it has a $250 deductible, a $35 copay, and a 3-tiered drug copay ($10 -$30 depending on the drug). No referral is required for specialists. I'm not sure on the details of the other plans offered, but this is what I have.
Yeah, I'd like more details on this myself. sm
The MTSO sued YOU because THEY stole your time, effort, and talent?? And they WON? Hmmmmmm......I wouldn't be surprised if Robin herself didn't place this post.
Please, no generalities. More details.
I'm too new to know the exact details, but I too

remember all the negative posts and thinking not such nice things about the owner and thinking that is one company I'll never work for.   The owner posted several times back then, admitted they had issues and were working on them.  I don't know what the specific issues were so I can't say, though they do ask for feedback yearly from each MT and if you have an issue at any time they seem to be very receptive to trying to help resolve it.

What I fear now with the influx of resumes and subsequent hires is that there will again be lots of negative talk.  KS is not perfect.  I came from a company that seemed to be as perfect as you can get until they started offshoring and then got greedy and offshored more.  It came back to bite them in the butt and they lost several accounts and finally went under.  I had been with the company for several years so any move was going to take some adjustment.

I think there will probably be lots of MTs who come on board who will also have adjustment issues, whether it be a different platform, more ESLs than they are used to, etc., but I think overall it will be a possible experience based on all the posts I have seen recently about MQ and OSI.

I personally have some issues with KS, nothing major, but then I'm still in adjustment mode, but other than the company above and a small local MTSO I worked for, KS is next in line for the best company I've worked for. 

They have a great reputation for radiology accounts and accounts actively seek them out, so someone must be doing something right along the way. 



I'm sure there are plenty of details
and things going on that you were not privvy too, but sorry you had a bad experience.  If I could ask one favor, it would be that you not bash the company while we are trying to fill positions - especially since your time there was quite a while back and not all the same players are involved.
platform details
Axolotl uses a proprietary transcription application built on top of Lotus Notes and MS Word. It's the same software for all accounts. Most MTs find it productive and easy to use.
Give details, please...nm
Thank you. We do not pay for spaces, and we are aware of all the
very very good arguments about it. We feel our line is a true 65 char line, unlike some other services, we pay for headers, footers and everything on the page, and we have volume bonuses, we reimburse for flat rate phone plans, have bonus days off for volume, have given a raise, some small, some better, every year since we began 7+ years ago, and always have work. We try to fit people to the type of work they like, ops, discharges, internet, lanier, acute care, etc. We give high volume producers a few accounts daily so they don't run out of work, and lower producers just one, or perhaps two if they wish for insurance. We don't jerk you around acct to acct daily like I've read on this board of other services, we have a wonderful QA staff and support for all new people, growing every year so no one is cut short. We have almost all the original MTs who came with us when we started, and we hope that speaks volumes. SOmetimes it's not how much per line but how much can you make per hr, or per day, day in and day out with a service, and be treated with respect. We are not for everyone, but we hope we are not dismissed offhand because of the space issue without one really knowing us as a company.
And besides, they are already aware of the problem
I just wonder how they are going to resolve the issue.  I don't suppose they can unhire the recently hired MTs?  I wonder if they hired them at a lower rate than the oldtimers and just figure if the long time MDIers quit then they are paying less? 
Please be aware that Transcend is
accounts in the near future, so if you like VR that is for you.  But they are only paying half, so if you get 8 cpl for MT, you only get 4 CPL for VR.  Also, no incentives or shift differentials and they require you to work on weekends.  I don't know about the other one.
Are their clients aware?
If I were a client of theirs, I would look for someone else to do my transcription. If I were a patient of this client and if I found out that the client knowingly supports this sort of crap, I'd look for healthcare elsewhere. Heck, docs come a dime a dozen!!!

It all comes down to the customers--that's US!!! The American citizens who trust that our medical records are (1) kept confidential and (2) are done correctly IN THE USA!!!

There should be a way to inform the customers of HIS's clients. First and foremost, we, as customers, as Americans, need to boycott the physicians first--the ones who are sending American money overseas!!! There are PLENTY of other docs out there who support the USA and want to keep the work at home. They'll gladly take my money!

Persnonally, I don't want my medical record entrusted to overseas folks who, for the most part, hate us to begin with. They barely speak a word of English and they certainly do a pathetic job at trascribing. I've seen the damage these folks can do to medical records.

I think that we should boycott MDs who are paying HIS to transcribe for them.

If we don't stand up for ourselves now, what's next????

Just be aware that all accounts

on VR and they only pay you half your line rate - so if you are making 8 CPL, you would be paid only 4 CPL, and also no incentive for production, no shift differential, nothing extra, just 4 CPL.  Also it is very, very hard to double your production to make up for the half pay.  I felt I was mislead when I was hired about eventually having to go to VR (not given a choice) and what it entailed, low pay, etc. 



Thank you. I am aware of that. I am wanting
Thanks for your input.
Not that I am aware of. As it seems that most of the "nationals" are going there, maybe some d
You all may not be aware that there are two MediTasks
They are not the same company. The web address of the one which posted a job offer here is as mentioned above. There is another MediTask with the web address of www.meditask.net. I am only personally familiar with the meditask.net as that is the company I work for, a great one, by the way.
No bonuses that I'm aware of - s/m
Only been there a couple of months, though.  Schedule:  You pick either a Sun-Thu or Tue-Sat schedule.  You have a 24-hour window to make your daily line count.  Minimum required line count is 700 lpd.  Need a day off - just tell your supervisor.
I wasn't aware
I wasn't aware that there was a pay cut, although I've only been there a year. I know there are some accounts going to VR, which apparently by definition pays less per line (I've not done it yet). I know that every time they switch platforms, I seem to struggle to make my line count (about 920), which is coming as a bit of a shock to me, as I used to be able to push out 2500 lines a day, albeit actual counted lines instead of the calculated lines everyone does now. If I sit chained to my desk day and night, it only will get me at most 1400 lines. Apparently they do have levels of account, so perhaps people getting bumped to the easier, non-ESL, limited formatting accounts are being made to take the pay cut to the rate paid for the lower tiered accounts.
You are aware that when you are working sm
outside your hours and work is low, you are taking work away from the people who are actually scheduled to work those hours?
I am very aware of that, didn't ask for your
smartazz answer.  I just found it hard to believe that this was posted on a US board. 
The details have been given already. Read the posts

You want more precise specifics, leave an email address.  I'm not putting my head on the block with specifics on a public board.  

sm for full details from MQ site
Congratulations to Lori Gryttenholm the winner of our Medical Transcriptionist Week Hawaii contest!

I'm jealous!!!

Ask for an e-mail confirming the details
of your conversation before you accept the position. Good luck.
It would be great to have details of your experience

Can someone give me details on TransHealth's new
i work there currently - see message for details.....
pay has been on time. they pay twice a month. pay period runs from 1-15 and 15-30th. never a set day or set amt of days between pay periods so know idea how they figure it but we get a calendar with pay dates. direct deposit is offered. the company itself seems like a great company, very nice people that i have had contact with, communication good, benefits good; cons - still no set acct, i am in a pool and every report i get is in a different state so i can't learn the acct, the other con is we get paid for 65-character line with spaces, specifics says two spaces after period, yet the system changes all the two spaces to one space and just realized recently myself i only get paid for every one space i type and not both, thus, i am getting cheated out of lines and currently searching for a new job. email me if you wish.
Never heard of them. Could you email me the details. Thanks. NM

LOADS of work. E me for more details.
I was just offered that PA Hospital job....details....sm
Large teaching hospital, 80% ESL, need experience doing op reports including transplant surgeries, da Vinci Surgical System, etc., lost of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery experience.

Actually, sounded great for me, love neuro, ortho and in-depth transplants and state-of the art surgical equipment; however, I turned it down due to low line rate, no shift differential, and I make more on the account I have now.

QA is run by DR.

Hours are Sun-Thurs 2nd shift
or Sun-Thurs split shift.

8-9 cpl, depends on how you negotiate that.

I think your supervisor is the hospital supervisor regarding shifts, etc.

I think she said the platform was Chartscript.

Good luck! Not enough pay for me.