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I do 1200 lines a day in 2 hospital accounts and I can

Posted By: MI-MT on 2005-09-21
In Reply to: 1000 LINES PER DAY - kruz

usually get my work done in 4 to 5 hours.  BUT, if the kids are around or whatever, then of course, it takes quite a bit longer.  Also, I have a lot of Instant Text saved etc. and normals that my doctors repeat in their reports.

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I average 1200-1400 lines per day with a national, and am only getting around 600-800 lines per day.
It's been this way since the day before Thanksgiving. I've been doing this for almost 30 years now, and more often than from Thanksgiving until the new year is the slowest time of the year. I have some months where I am swamped with up to 2000 lines per day. I stash that little extra money, and take advantage of a handful of extremely slow days this time of the year to actually cook dinner, decorate for Christmas, or do Christmas shopping. I actually anticipate this slow time every year and have grown to enjoy the breathing time. Any time I have attempted to pick up extra work with another company to supplement these slow times, the minute I get adjusted to the new accounts, etc. I have no time to finish all of my work because my full time job with national gets slammed again. Hang in there if you can, and hopefully your work will pick up significantly around New Years.
You get for over 1200 lines a day
and this is just MT, ME is different and too complicated. MT gets for over 1200- extra penny, 1301-1450 +0.015 per line, 1451-1550 +0.025 per line and so on. But on DEP what are the chances of this?? I hope good but hear not so good. plus to move up a pair tier from 1 to 2 and so on must pass test and have AVAILABLE POSITION IN HIGHER TIER, must meet work availability and must be manager approved. So just getting better at your job doesn't make you automatically move up.
1200 lines per day (nm)
only 1200 lines
ONLY 1200 lines you say?   When you sign on in the morning and work 45 minutes, then run out of work for most of the day...........are you able to type 1200 lines?  That would translate into 1200 lines per hour, can you do that?
1200 lines or more

Now, tell me this, how does a company expect you to have 1200 lines a day when all dictators are foreign, have to download the report to type, which takes a while to download, not because my computer is slow, but it does show slower in the other side, and when the transcriptionists do not type the hard reports get to be the first ones to come up? I am not a perfect transcriptionist, nor a slow typist, but it takes me one hour and about 40 minutes to type 150 lines....frustrated!!!!

12,000 lines/pay period not 1200
I'm sure it was a typo, and I'm not picking on anyone, but I just want to clarify that it is 12,000 lines per pay period that is required of an SE which is roughly 1200 lines a day.  Hope this helps! 
1200 lines/pay period?? nm
1200 lines a pay period

The requirement for direct deposit is 14,000 lines a pay period CONSISTENTLY, so in breaking it down over a 13-14 day period, a bit over 1,000 lines a day -- hope you can brush up on you math too

More than 1200 lines a week?
so what's the point in being so rude to wandering MT?
I hit 1200 lines a day easy, sm
I hit 1200+ daily at Axolotl.  I was reaching my line counts within the first week.  As stated in another message, it could be the difference in accounts/dictators.  I work on several accounts though.
1200 lines per day for VR is extremely low.

With VR, a person should be doing at least 2000+ per day.  You're kidding yourself if you think you will find a VR job that only requires 1200 or less!

I'm FT and it's 1200 lines...Not sure what PT requirement is (nm)
Average of 1200 lines per day.
pretty sure they require 1200 lines/pay pd for SE (nm)
0.085, but I am averaging 1200 lines in less than 5 hours - sm
and I have only been on the account for 4 months. Personally, I do not think $20/hour is all that bad, do you??? Consider this, most hospitals are hiring at $12-13/hour in the south where I'm located.
Full time = 1200 lines per day. nm
MedQuist requires 1200 lines a day
I do voice recognition and am only required to do 1200 lines a day, 12,000 per pay period.
1200 lines at 3 cpl equals 36 bucks
You can work at 7-11 for that kind of money.
Wait, you can only type 1200 lines a day?
You can't type more?
I do 1200-1300 lines in 5-6 hours. I am not very fast
though. My fingers are getting old :)
For companies that hire FT 1000-1200 lines, what happens when
Due to low work or a particularly bad day maybe in which you struggled with difficult physicians? I am an IC so never had to deal with how many lines to get in a day or having to keep up with a certain quota. I am not particularly interested in any insurance or anything but perhaps PTO and 401k, so taking a look around and trying to figure it all out. Thanks MTs!
Make sure you ask what the required lines per day is. Could be 1200-1800 or higher. nm
Diskriter off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital
Low line counts - difficult to make 1200 lines in 8 hours. sm
25 years of experience as an Acute Care MT and I had a difficult time getting 200 lph with Bayscribe. Any other accounts with other companies, I could easily transcribe 350-400 lph. Not at MDI - very difficult. I loved the account, but again it was difficult to get a decent line count.

It doesn't matter if you pay me 11 cpl if I can't get a decent line count. Couldn't take the 3 x day e-mails either.
Bayscribe stinks!
Old posts say they dock lines if the client is unhappy and starting pay is very low for 1200 lpd. nm
1200 lines daily is great if you have the work, personally, I never had enough work so
I left and have NEVER been sorry!
Hospital accounts...Sm

is what I worked on, one a teaching hospital.  I am a very fast typist, used my Bayscribe Expander to the max, and have been a Transcriptionist for 30 years.   There are other transcriptionists, as well, that can do that many lines at MDI.  

I also take a lot of breaks and work in 1 to 1-1/2 hour increments.

I left this kind of money because I now have a lot more flexible schedule and yes, believe what you want, I do make more money now.   

in hospital accounts

Does anyone know how most hospitals pay if you work in house? Do they pay an  hourly rate, or do they pay per line?

My company is 1200 lph. I think 1000 to 1200

lph is the usual range.  Mine is straight typing. 

Happy with my own hospital accounts. No more nationals for me. nm
Another company shares accounts at same hospital..
they pay well. contact phoenix med com at phoenixmedcom.com. they do lots of ortho too!
Diskriter versus hospital accounts

Did they explain the Diskriter versus hospital status to you when you spoke with them?  I'm a little confused about that from the above posters.  Thanks!

Diskriter MTs, is hospital account or DR accounts a
On accounts they are losing, one isn't a large hospital in LA? (sm
I figured if they ever lost this one we would be notified in advance. (or at least hoped) This one they got when they bought YOG out, large, large facility. E-mail if you wish.
Hospital accounts can be worth their weight in gold.
I work for a hospital, and I'll never go back to a national again. However, I do believe I work for the best hospital on the planet, too.

We are on production, but if we run out of work, we're still paid (they value their MTs). Great benefits, fantastic incentives, Planetree philosophy, conscientous dictators, life doesn't get much better than this.

Strongly consider working for a hospital rather than a service. I think you'll be happy.
Out of work here, too--and I have 4 huge hospital accounts!! GRRR nm
Any with MDI that work on the Northern Virginia hospital accounts?
I work for one of the other services and received some disturbing news this week.  Just want to verify what I was told is true.  Please email. 
They have the accounts set up so that we can BARELY get our minimum lines required in.
If I want to camp out for 15 hours a day as I wait for work to trickle in I can make more. :-(
If you are doing 2400 lines in an 8 hour day, working 5 accounts +, running out of work on all 5,

then pray tell us how you are doing it.  I certainly would like to share this with MQ because I also have done this many years, know my work, and there is no way to do 2400 lines because most days all the accounts are out of work.


Jewish is the main hospital, St. Mary's is another hospital under their management. (nm)
only 1200?
How many lines can you type a day when you spend most of the day waiting for work to come in?
In their ad it says 7.4-8.5 cpl, 1200 lpd, and you use their computer. Don't know more. nm
I am over 60, so $1200 a month is a little on the
1200 day x 5 - 6000 (I think) nm
ditto, 1200 nm
1200?? Is that in 8 hours? sm
If it is, you might consider a career change. I have done 1200 on some really bad programs (Spheris, Softscript) with no problem. Company I work for now, I get 1900+ every day, 8 hours.
First for hospital, then outsourced still on same hospital work
and believe it or not, the hospital was so much easier. Had worked at the hospital for 11 years before they outsourced and then worked another 3+ years for the company they outsourced to. What a difference! The company had so many rules and regulations you could hardly keep up with them all, thousands of them, on the same account, mind you. The higher ups would not leave you alone, constant IMs about any and all. I have gotten to the age where I do not need all that and walked the other week. Have scheduled testing with another hospital for this month. Hope I make the cut, love the hospital work 1000 times more than a company.
1200 lpd, 7.4-8.5 cpl, using ExText software. nm
A local cc (NC) costs about $1200. The
local state supported 4-year university now offers an on-line MT program too and I think it is about $1800.00.  The cc arranges internships and helps with job placement, don't know about the 4-year school as it is a relatively new program and I am not familiar with it. 
My last job paid no incentive until 1200
(just the hourly) and only 5 cpl for lines over 1200.
not true - I do 1200 lpd and got a raise