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I produce around 1000 lines per day...

Posted By: newbie on 2006-05-04
In Reply to: How many lines are you producing a day? - You go girl!

I have seen my production increase quite a lot in the last four months. When I first started I could only get about 500 lines a day...so I get a little more every day. :-)

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And if you produce an odd # of lines do they cheat
you out of that 0.5 cents or do they round it up and give you a bonus of 0.5 cents?
Does anyone know of a company that is looking for an IC to produce at least 500 lines/day . . . sm
and I can work on my OWN SCHEDULE, just as long as it's back in 24 hours, and who pays at least 8cents/line per 65-characters with spaces??? I keep applying to places that seem to fit this, but then they want me to work certain hours, that's not what being an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR entails. Thanks you guys!
0.8 x 1000 lines = $80.00 - 0.8 x 1500 lines = $120.

How long does it take to do 1000 lines per day for a mix of dictators for acute care. Thanks
1000 lines a day. nm
I had over 1000 lines my first day
Still going up as I build my Expanders and get used to the docs.
Do you have enough work? 1000 lines a day?
I have read on some of the threads that there is not enough work to keep everyone busy.
at 80+ reports a day, you are getting more than 1000 lines in
eTransPlus is 1000 lines per day. nm

1000 lines in eight hours??
If a person types that slow then obviously being an MT may not be for them!  I type around 300 LPH and that averages up to a lot more than 7 bucks an hour.
If you can't make 1000 lines in 8 hours,
in the wrong profession.
1000 lines discrepancy needs to be fixed.
goodness 1000 lines short!!!
It kinda sounds like problems on both sides to me.
Not a good thing. Hope you get paid and the correct amount. Labor Board
The company DOES have a way to figure out how many lines you did FOR SURE. Really think they don't and would depend on the MT for the count. They have all sorts of ways to manipulate the count too.
Must be a small company. 1000 lines/day is not that impressive. nm
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!
7 cent a line $8.75 hr (1000 lines 8 hr=$70) TERRIBLE nm
Northeast Transcription says that FT is 32 hrs/1000 lpd, but 70-char.lines with all spaces and
Full time empoyee status only -- 1000 lines/day, 10,000 per pay period.


18 PTO. ha ha ha ha ha ha and you think you can produce

Do they happen to talk about how lines are attained NOW?

Remember we are into an area of counting lines we haven't been in before...EDITING.

They have us totally in a fog.  And you think we can even keep up with what they are doing, much less double check them?

MQ will never offer anything that will do anything but make you carry all the risk and they will make all the profit.  And when you drop by the wayside because you are broke, they will kick you to the curb and hire another body to EDIT.  Whatever that heck that is supposed to be in their world.

I know that when my company has MTs who produce
poor quality work that they usually don't get much work or told that work is slow.  They do this instead of firing the MTs in most cases.   I have seen the work of the MTs who say what good quality work they produce, but it is horrible, not even spellchecked.   I know this may not be the case in every situation though.  I see people who also work for my company (not TT) complaining about lack of work or not enough work, but I have always had all I could handle and there was always more if I wanted it.    My MTSO says it is very hard to balance the work.  If she hires more MTs when work is plentiful, then when it gets slow she either has to spread it thin all around or someone has to go without.   If she doesn't hire when there is extra work then we get out of TAT and we are asked to work more in order to stay in TAT.   I personally wouldn't want to have to deal with those issues because it is a no win situation. 
M-TEC and Andrews produce MTs that are the cream of the crop.
M-TEC's course usually takes anywhere from 9-18 months to complete. I'm not sure about Andrews.

I have hired MTs from both those schools as well as other lesser-known schools, and the M-TEC and Andrews grads are the only ones that were worth keeping onboard.

Andrew graduates produce like pros.
Why is it hard to produce quality work?
You are either good at your job or not. If not, then find another line of work. If you don't think you are paid enough to take the time to produce quality work, then find another company to work for.
To be honest I would not like my health insurance riding on MQ with having to produce this and that
as they do have a nack of running people out of works and onto multiple accounts. I feel much safer carrying my own health insurance as an SE and not having to worry about MQ coming up with some other quirk in the future and you have to scramble for health insurance.
I guess it does not matter how nice someone is, if you can't produce due to disorganization, huh?

I am just really nervous.  The company I have been with for over a year does not offer benefits and it is really scary to go switching jobs for benefits.  I do have a family and need benefits.  But I would rather be certain in my accounts and my company that I am work then to take a huge leap of faith, get a job where you cannot meet production due to whatever reasons and then be out of money, job, etc.  This is a scary field to switch jobs in.  Thanks for all info!  I appreciate it!  You may have just saved me from making a huge mistake. 

If the off-shores produce "client-ready reports" why do you need THREE tiers of QA? nm
True. bottom line - our job is to produce accurate, legal - sm
medical documents in the ENGLISH language. No one is ever quite as proficient in a second language as they are their native one. We spend our whole lives continuing to learn the nuances of our own language. If my medical record affects my care, or a possible court case, and ESPECIALLY my ability to receive & retain health insurance, you better believe I want it typed by a person for whom English is their #1 language, and by someone who is paid enough to actually care about the quality of the job they are doing.
Because in a production environment, the MT will generally produce a significantly higher number of
lines per day.
I agree, especially when they had to produce a phony number and gave someone's home phone with th
answering machine on. I also feel it's a fishing expedition. I guess we'll all soon find out...
1000 per day - nm
Are you serious? Someone doing 1000 lph?
I have not seen that. Donít know how in the world that would be done.
1800 lines is easily achieved. I average 300-340 lines per hour. nm
It's $1000, and you would't believe what the premium is. nm
950-1000 weekly?
So I am curious, what company do you work with to make 950-1000 a week? I will be a new MT at the end of May next year, and I would like to know. If you dont mind that is.
When I said $1000 a month - sm
I meant that is what it would cost to get a good family policy without a ridiculous deductible through other companies.

I was offered a position by another company and turned it down because the premium was $900+ per month. However, it covered a lot more and had much less out of pocket than this policy has turned out to have. Maybe I should have chosen differently.
Minimum of 1000 lpd at 8 to 8.25 cpl. nm
Meaning, you are not getting 1000....
which I thought was the requirement. I have a friend who tried them out and went days without work.
DSG is 35hrs/1000 lpd.
i strive for $1000 a
week and can usually hit it in 40 hours or so.
$1000 deductible
I'm single and I pay $75 per period for the $1000 deductible, $25 office visit.  There is also a $2000 deductible option that a single person would pay $37.50 per pay period, $30 office visit. 
MedWare might be 1000 lpd for FT as it's 500 lpd for
they have ins with a $1000 deduc sm
or 2500 deduc. About a 30 dollar difference per month. 401 K, dental, eye, life insurance, etc. etc. Pretty decent package.
Over 1000 lph? You must be rich!
even 6 a ripoff $7,50 hr/1000 ln/day 125 ln hr
that is $60 a day. Take longer than 8 hours, less hourly. Com'on. Com'on. Wake up, lesser of the 2 evils acceptable. Nope, not me.
10 lines per minute = 1500 lines for 150 minutes - average. nm
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.
They work with you to make sure you get the lines required or the amount of lines you want...
I have never had a problem getting more work
$1000 weekly gives me a goal to aim for
I look forward to reaching that goal!
What is a good pay per 1000 words?

How many words are on a 65 character line - in general?

$100 per year? I was spending about $1000 sm
with my yearly membership to AAMT, a subscription to the journal, membership dues for my local chapter and fees for attending symposia for credits, the cost of driving/traveling to these things, etc. The math didn't work for me one single bit.
I make 950-1000 per week

I am an employee, only 8 cpl with incentive over 1200 lpd, work a strict 8 hr/day, 40 hr/wk shift.  I do work on only one account, about 75% op notes, although it is a very large teaching hospital so still have a very large variety of dictators (currently wrestling with my list of 500+ new residents for this summery).  I have full hospital benefits.   It is possible.....

$700 is very good, except as IC you are losing 7.5% in having to pay your own taxes.