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If the hospital finds out will they pull the account? nm

Posted By: Worried for all MTs on 2005-12-28
In Reply to: It doesn't matter to me if they are outsourcing... - QTMT


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I am on a hospital account
using EXText and the sound quality is fine.  I can get my lines OK and yes, although I have a few docs that are ESL it is less than what I would consider normal.  I have not done clinic work for Medware, just a large hospital in FL.  Hope you get a better answer, but I would consider Medware because they have been great to work for.
IC - yes - 1 hospital account. nm
Hospital account ID?
If you will be working on a hospital account and are waiting for them to give you the ID, then, yes, it may take a few extra days. I had to wait a few days for the hospital to assign me an ID number. I was told the holdup was not on Keystrokes' end. Maybe you could call the office and ask?

However, I would not worry if I were you. It WAS a holiday weekend.

Welcome to Keystrokes! I hope you will be as happy here as am I.

More than likely you will be on your hospital's account, so in
that respect you have that part down. I would talk with them and see what they have to offer. Some companies are grandfathering in insurance, PTO, etc. that you already have.
Yes, new hospital account
Does WMX still have a 5 hospital account
in the Atlanta area?  I think they got the account about 2 years ago, but only doing overflow, didn't have entire account. 
I understand; if she ever finds out who you are, believe me
you will be punished in one way or another. They are very much like that. She, especially. Once I had a problem and asked to speak with her in confidence if she would keep it between us and she said no she could not keep it in confidence. Stupid me for confiding the problem anyway. They cover for each other (the liaisons) and lie to Dorothy so don't expect her help. They definitely do pat themselves on the back and do nothing to assist the MTs. Let's see...once I was let go because I was in the hospital but then when I came back the refused to let me work my specialty. One time I asked for an account, they said no....3 years later in response to a different issue on a different account they offered me the account I had asked for 3 years prior. That was their way. If you complained, you got something worse and worse and worse and worse...plain and simple punishment for evne dare asking a question! Inuendo, etc...what a crock! I'll take my day in court because it is only libel and slander if it is not true and what I speak is the truth. My liaison lied about me multiple times saying I didn't keep my commitment and work such and such a day when I did and if anybody bothered to look in the system they would have seen that I did but since she wrote it in an e-mail and copied it to Dorothy, it was taken as the gospel. (After all, she was Dorothy's personal friend brought in to be a liaison so she could do no wrong - never managed a thing just picked out the good reports out from underneath the MTs and never answered e-mails) When there was no work I experienced the same thing (i.e. why didn't you go over to such and such account, there was plenty there...when just before I had been told not to go there, etc.) They don't know what they're doing, don't care, and no good deed goes unpunished. I feel for you; whatever you do though do not confide in her who you are unless you are ready to leave.
Nobody out there does QA and finds it rewarding?
Are there any people happy doing this? lol This is just so shocking to me!
Hospital Account Work
Go to mtdaily.com and check on their jobs page. There are numerous. Diskriter has issues; be careful. Of course, all places of employment have those, but some you have to be very careful with. It is great to work at home, and there are some great employers. If you don't need benefits, I'd suggest working as an independent contractor as you can set your own hours. However, if you need more discipline and the benefits, working for a national company might be great for you. Good luck.
The account can get bigger if the hospital uses...sm
several services for their transcription. So, if they decide to start letting company B do what company A used to do, then yes, the account is getting bigger and bigger for company B. Also, Maybe the hospital is part of a large system and company A was only doing one location and the hospital is happy with the work so they start giving them more and more locations, guess what, the account is getting bigger and bigger. There are many ways for the account to get bigger, so she is not lying to you, as I work on one of the accounts she is talking about and that is what has happened. They now need double the amount of MTs they first needed for this account, as they are now outsourcing more work to Diskriter. Make sense?
I know they just got a large hospital account near me.
It's the FL Hospital account, not employed by
Is Apex the name of the hospital account that
you are assigned to?  It doesn't sound familiar to me.  They also must have 2 different QA teams because super nice as you describe doesn't come close to what I've experienced.  I'm glad your happy though. 
It's just a local hospital account, not a
national.  Most of the time I do their acute care work on Chartscript; I just help on radiology in Meditech if they are backlogged.  It's not the Meditech Magic version, though.  Don't know if that makes a difference. 
It depends on the account. They use the platform of the hospital or they use
either Scribe or TA Plus. All are easy to use and learn. I am on a Meditech account and love it but it is a hospital. Depends what you are looking for. I do not get shift differential but my hours are flexible as long as I get my 1200 lines in on the calendar day.
I went and got my own hospital account, at home, IC status. nm
Diskriter MTs, is hospital account or DR accounts a
They will use the hospital MTs for samples, then ship account
TransTech has done the same on a conglomerate hospital account

No choice, but to take the 4 cents per line.  Jobs will come as they come to you and no choice except to work at 4 cents per line or less.  Very sad for us MTs who work on that huge hospital account.  Not only that, but they are changing platforms at the same time, both of which will SLOW us all down.

Not wise to stay in this field UNLESS we are working directly for the hospital with great benefits and most MTs able to work from home at the SAME pay as working inhouse and the SAME benefits as those working in the MTSO office would get -- true paid holidays -- locked doors to the office, and on and on.

This is a person who finds it SO easy to judge
and assume, and preach - that because HER life works, everyone else's should as well. Got a news bulletin for the OP - there is NOTHING mature about posting a one size fits all philosophy with a 'holier than thou' tone to boot.

Perhaps the OP doesn't realize this about people who fall from financial security so that a new pay schedule can be devastating: There but for the grace of God go you.'

I worked on a large teaching hospital account and was
frequently out of work.  KS didn't have the entire account.  I don't know if they had in-house MTs or they used more than one company.  You should have a backup account too, though there may be some  lag time between getting you a backup as they figure out where they can plug you in.   They supposedly are getting several new accounts so surely they should be plenty of work. 
No. Teaching Hospital account, too many dictators = low line count = little $$$. nm
Which is why I only pull up my own
I think they overlook this because they hire MTs with at least 5 years experience (or at least they used to), so they assume we know what we are doing.
I pull up only my own too but sometimes
Pull the other leg...

I had 14 reports from the worst dictator ever, would have made more money working for Burger King!  Now, I have the second worse - really!  Love it!  The new company figured out I can do any dictation - and I get all the crap!  I'm going to go running down the street with my underwear over my head, a foot pedal tied to each ankle and a big dictionary stuck up my rear, screaming for mercy! 

I seems very fraudulent to me to hire SE's and then pull the rug out
Maybe most of them wouldn't have hired on if they had known this was going to happen. Now they'll either have to go along with the program or start job hunting again. I know I'd be extremely angry if it were me. Having to spend time sending resumes, interviewing and testing realy sucks!
What in the world??!!! Did you just pull these names out of your.....
Companies pull their ads if they get swamped with
This sounds like the crap they used to pull
They would constantly run out of work - making it impossible to make quota, then would mail out nasty little letters about not making quota and threatening to reduce me to part-time and take away my benefits - when it was THEIR fault in the first place for not having enough work. Finally they lost all of my accounts, a chain of hospitals in Tennessee, so I quit. That has been a few years ago. It used to be horrible working there, and this sounds like the stuff they put me through.
Hey - pull my finger... there's YOUR bonus. ha nm
.APRIL FOOLS! Just kidding - really I don't care what you think. All I did was answer some basic questions, not offer a blooming thing in regards to using me as an MT bonus reference.
Hmmm...well I can pull up a list of all the reports I
and I can click on statistics for each one and see the line count, which coincides with Ctrl I.  I can see all the reports I have done.  I don't know anything about ichart - never used that.
Their platform made me want to pull my hair out!! (SM)
I found it relied too much on the mouse. This was back in April. I would consider going back if improvements were made to their platform. Has it gotten any better? You can e-mail me if you'd prefer. TIA
Do the control A thing, find the name, pull it....sm
into the box, highlight it, hit control C then escape out and paste it (control V) into the document. That way the name is correct as well as the credentials. Hope you find this helpful.
Wow, what a horrible time of year for them to pull something like that
I have never even heard of this company before, but after reading these posts, it sounds like they probably won't be around much longer. It kind of sounds like what happened at SPI a few months after I left. I am so sorry for the employees who were laid off, and I hope you find new jobs soon.
Hey, QA, I made another mistake .. pull my post .. LOL
Pardon the html in my post, as I tried to enter smileys ... lol ... there was no way to proofread ~ and I didn't anyway, because it's time for me to get ready for work. I also said not being turned down ~ should have been no not .. LOL .. toodles ~ I'm outta here and not participating anymore. ;o)
At OSi using ExText we can easily pull up other patient reports

I've done that many times if I can't understand a medication name or whatever.  I'll pull up the H&P, progress notes, whatever. Really easy to do.

TT DictExt question. Is there a way to pull a doctor's name into text? (sm)

Currently if it is name I don't know how to spell correctly, I hit ControlA  and search then type it into document.   Just hoping there was another way and thought some of you that have used this longer would know. 

My thots exactly. Why not pull some of the work back from outsourcing
and ask us if we want to learn a new platform rather than telling us to take the day off or telling us to adjust schedules to meet the demand (which there is none since I already do that). There is no work and they continue to send work overseas. They continue to put new people on to help and we have even less work. Management is not concerned about the peons, just their own fat paychecks and fun times in the city.
Diskriter off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital
Jewish is the main hospital, St. Mary's is another hospital under their management. (nm)
Don't need to record files. Pull them into Express Scribe (free on line) and play them thru there
If you have an Infinity pedal, you can pull the files in thru Express Scribe, (free download) and
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.
That account in Texas was not a MQ account. They did not use DQS on that account until KS started.
They are moving 3 other accounts to DQS between now and January 1st. I asked. The MQ accounts they have gotten in the past did not go to DQS. I followed my old account, which is how I know, and it was Meditech. The account is still run by KS and is a big account too.
I work for a company in FL. I pull my work off their
system in FL, so they do not pay state taxes.  I've been there 5 years and they have never paid state tax.   Don't know my state tax code, but since they are in a different state can't see how it would apply anyway.  The IRS hasn't complained.  I increased DH state tax deduction to compensate instead of having to pay quarterly taxes. 
Repeatedly told another new account would come soon, but it never did. In fact, our slow account is.
everyone else's backup account. What a disorganized mess.
Then when we MT's are **thrown on** an account because of lack of work on our account

What is so hard to understand about that? 

Then we have that account info filed away in a folder in our Outlook Express by name of account and can look at past emails sent out regarding that account.  Not fun to be tossed on an account that you have never seen NOR ever received an email on.  Sounds like business to me. 

You are wrong about the account. KS dumped the account for several reasons. sm
It happened quickly and was unexpected but it was really for the best. Keystrokes does not string people along or lie to you. After being with MQ for too long, I am happy there, although it is not for everyone.

I really would give them a call as the other poster suggested. That whole situation was a nightmare for everyone including management but the account pulled a fast one on them.

I have the facts on this because I have a good friend at the hospital and what she told me matched what my manager did.

I know that they are trying to give more when so many companies are giving less and taking away more.
My account has lots of work..ask for another account/nm
The account I am on only requires 1200 lpd. Maybe it is that particular account. Ask them if they
have a lower one. Doesn't hurt to ask. I do anywhere between 1200 and 1800 lpd. Sometimes it feels impossible to do 1200, sometimes the 1800 is quick. Depends on the doctors and the day for me. I do average 15,000 per pay period though, which is 1500 a day. Not impossible by any means, and I never go over 40 hours a week. Most weeks, I am closer to 35 hours with lunch breaks and life.