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About the BOS-2, we are talking about the 2002 edition?

Posted By: nm ~Me on 2008-04-19
In Reply to: No, and I'm am more of an AHDI/BOS-2 supporter. - SM for examples of changes!


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I have 1st edition AAMT BOS, company requires I have 2nd edition.
I don't think you can just get updates but have to buy 2nd edition book.  I need cheap.  I did find one place for $70, anywhere cheaper?  I checked the equipment board here for the last month and didn't see any offered. 
My 1995 edition (called the 1st edition by most)
is 519 pages long.

Maybe you're thinking of AAMT's old gold Style Guide for Medical Transcription? (though my 1985 edition of that is only 70 pages long)
Wait a minute, I'm not just talking about the boards, I'm talking about the news article.


"JLG has a contract with Arrendale Associates/ A+Network/CBay Scribe, which the group says is in India.
A letter from JLG to Barbara Dingman, chief compliance officer and director of health information management, says all medical transcriptionists assigned to the Medical Center Hospital account live in the U.S. and all work is done in America."

But yet they do business with Arrendale/A+/CBay, what am I missing here?

Just two since 2002.

I'm a "cling-on" from a local small MTSO that bought out by a national, and now I work for that national.

Year 2002
I must be feeling cranky today.  Why do doctors think they have to say the patient had a procedure in year 2002, like the reader wouldn't know a year is meant unless 2002 is prefaced by the word year?  We are more than half way through the decade.  By now everyone is comfortable with year numbers starting with 2000 instead of 1900.  Drives me nuts!
Word 2002
Try E-Bay--that's where I got mine.
Word 2002
I ordered an OEM version of MS Works Suite 2004 from an online discount software distributor, and it came with it. I had MS Word 2000 that was corrupted. I do not remember the name of the distributor, but I think it started with a V. I think I typed in "discount software" or "cheap software" and that came up. Word 2002 also comes in Works Suite 2005, as that was on a new computer I bought.
Have been using it since 2002 without problem. nm
Word 2002 help
I have a problem that's driving me crazy.  When typing in Word, it will automatically capitalize the beginning of a new sentence, EXCEPT when the prior sentence ends in a number.  Does anyone know how to change this so that it will capitalize a new sentence following a number?  TIA
Help with my Word 2002

I do not know what I did, but everytime I type b.i.d., my word automatically capitalizes the I so it looks like b.I.d.  It is such a pain because I have to go back and fix it.  does any know what I did to change this?  and how can I fix it?  thanks.

I'm talking about MT school, not K-12, which is where I learned most of what you are talking abou
My clients DO NOT LIKE IT when I correct their wrong crap - did you actually read what I said?
I'm not talking about ignorant as in grammar or spelling. I'm talking about sm
ignorant in general.
Stolen Summer (2002).

In 1970s Chicago, two boys bridge the sectarian divide between the Jewish and Irish-Catholic faiths and forge a friendship. When the Jewish boy discovers he is dying, his Christian friend vows to assist him in his quest to go to heaven, with predictable reactions from their families. This film is the result of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight and was well received at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

2002 Dodge Durango. (nm)
Where can I get Microsoft Word 2002? sm

Is there a place on-line where I can purchase it and download it?  If not, where can I get a good deal on it?  I need it ASAP!


I bought OEM MS Word 2002 for cheap too! (nm)

Control + B bolds for me in Word 2002
Sorry about that, I am using Word 2002! Thanks for the info about the key assigments. sm
I did try searching for help in the office assistant and didn't really get much help. It always seems that there are other people out there who are sooo incredibly proficient at Word that it amazes me. I have only been using Word for about 6 to 7 months now, after using WP5.1 for about 4 years. Thanks
started at about 8K PT 2002, last couple years 12K but
I did not work much in 2005 for about 6 months when my 5-y/o got diagnosed with cancer and going through chemo, etc. So I would have made a bit more. I expect to do about $16K this year. I alternate my hours a lot though, about 60 or so minutes of work during the school year a day, but then only 30 during the summer, plus a side job that fluctuates ($300-500 a month). I am shooting for $20K next year, still not at FT (5-6 hours a day). I'll see how it goes. I think $12K for PT is good, but that is my opinion.
Love my 2002 Red Jeep Liberty (sm)
It is my favorite vehicle so far. My dad also works at a Dodge/Chrysler dealership so that is the way to go! He also drives a Dodge Intrepid and Durango. Check out the following link on a funny tidbit about Dodge--I hope you can pull it up.

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsTemppic18443.jpg
Word 2002 versus 2003
I use 2003, is there a huge difference?  Is 2002 more user friendly or is that just the one you are required to have?
Word 2003 or 2000 or 2002?
Hi y'all. I have to change from WOrd 97 to Word 2003 or 2000 or 2002?

Do y'all have a FAVORITE, and can you tell me WHY? Just a short email would do it and would be so appreciated here.

Thanks everyone for input. I really appreciate it. I'm using XP Media Center 2005 and it has 2003 on it that I can buy. My main thing was that with it I could not do like 5mg and have the space between the drug dose automatically come in from my expander. But, as soon as I get the new version of Word, I'm getting Instant Text and maybe that will help. I need to upgrade so I can purchase the IT and Steadman's, and Steadman's needs a newer version. Also, I'd like to get some newer features than 97, hopefully one of the newer versions will be more conducive to production?

Thanks to all who reply. You can email me or post. Thanks much.
I'm using Word 2002 with Vista with no problems. nm
5th edition is out now!
I'm using BOS 3rd edition .nm.
BOS 3rd edition changes sm

For those who do not have the 3rd edition of AAMT BOS, thought I would let you know the changes.  Just got my copy.   I think some of them will take a lot of reeducation.  I do QA, and I know how hard it has been to move everyone toward putting 3-cm lesion.  Now we have to tell them it is wrong!  Sigh....

* Dropping the use of hyphens with numeric values and metric units when forming compound modifies (2 cm incision rather than 2-cm incision)

*Dropping the use of periods in most lowercased Latin abbreviations, like legal abbreviations (et al, eg, ie, viz, etc) and literary reference abbreviations (p, pp, sec)

*Continued trend toward dropping the use of periods with abbreviated personal and coutesy titles unless it is known that the person in question prefers the inclusion of a period (Dr, Mrs, Jr, Sr)

*Dropping the use of a comma to separate a person's last name from titles, such as Jr, Sr, or roman numerals following a person's last name from titles, such as John H Smith III.

*The inclusion of a space between the numeric value and the degree symbol when expressing temperature values and their scales (using degree sign)

*Dropping the space between parameters when expressing TNM staging for malignant tumors (T2N1M0 rather than T2 N1 M0 OR T2, N1, M1)

*Dropping the use of subscripts with EEG electrode references.

You'd be limiting yourself. It only works in MS Word 2000 & 2002.
Lots of people have had problems getting Smartype to work in Word 2003 and you can forget 2007. It doesn't work in different platforms either. You'd be much better off looking at ShortHand or Instant Text.
Stedman's 4th edition is even better...
than the 3rd.  It's true there may not be every single radiology term in Stedman's, but I don't know of ANY reference, text or electronic, that has every know term.  For any book on ANY specialty to have every conceivable term is impossible - unless we want books 10 feet thick.
AAMT BOS second edition-sm
Does anyone have this for sale for a reasonable price or know where I can purchase it for a reasonable price? Thanks in advance.
stedman edition

u dont know how much i appreciated this bit of orientation. I just started my first oficial transcription job at a nephrologist office. I'm so proud of myself after trying in within two years to KICK my foot in the door. This week has been tough but I'm learning and quickly catching on. I just cant wait till I can effortlessly fly through my reports. Thanks for the advise. I will purchase my book through ebay tonight.

thank you again,


The 5th edition was put out in 2006. Definitely
BOS 3rd edition is being released
AAMT BOS Third Edition
Anyone know when the third edition is due to be released?
No, the Works Suite 2003 and 2005 have Word 2002.
Stedman's 4th edition is from 2004 and has...
1044 pages of words, plus appendices of 43 pages.  I prefer Stedman's over HPI.
2nd edition over 600 pages long....sm
your client is out of touch........*lol*
AAMT BOS 2nd edition cost?
Does anyone know how much AAMT charges for a new BOS?  I am looking to purchase the 2nd edition AAMT BOS (have the 1st edition) but cannot get on the AAMT website to comparison shop.  I have looked at Amazon and Half.com.  Any help or suggestion would be much appreciated. 
Thank you Cindi, I do have that one, 28th Edition.
Have had it since my very first day MT'ing and wouldn't be without it. 
Just the basic preferred edition could never
waiting for Stedman's 5th edition ---
of Medical & Surgical, but will not release until January of 2008.
I rarely, if ever, use the 2nd Edition. So nope, I have
the online electronic edition is definitely
faster and handier, therefore it is much more expensive.
My Word 2002 shows plus or minus symbols in outline view.
Are you sure you're in outline view?
Do you have the AAMT Book of Style Second edition?
Oooh, is there a special collector's edition...

value to your books that have the misprinted cover, with your name spelled incorrectly? 

Look what I found:




Claudia Tessier's Third edition 2004, I have

Error in Book of Style 2nd edition!?

Hey!  I just paid over $60 for this dang BOS (my new employer requires I have one), so I'm studying it diligently, and on page 297 they're referring to Salter-Harris fractures as "Slater-Harris".  Thought I was going nuts, checked Stedman's and they say its Salter.  Am worried there are other errors in it, and I won't know it!  Do they publish their bloopers anywhere? 

I'm not a member of AAMT (and probably never will be, I'm not a joiner), but I'm pretty doggone disgusted I just shelled out that kind of money for published errors, especially after reading repeatedly in the book how regular MTs aren't worthy of putting letters after their name unless they've been certified by the all-knowing AAMT!  Guess I'd never pass their test since I'd say Salter-Harris instead of Slater!

Anyway, I feel ripped off, especially since all editors/employers act like the AAMT is holy like the pope!  Thanks for listening to me vent!

You need the Book of Style, 2nd Edition, to work out here. Some used
AAMT Book of Style-2nd Edition

I am a new MT, I was wondering if anyone was selling any "AAMT Book of Style-2nd Edition" or the CD Rom version? Also looking for a current Medical Spellchecker?


Please let me know




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This is getting ridiculous. I REFUSE to buy yet another edition of the BS of Style.

Those broads at the AHDI or whatever it is called now have too much time on their hands!  They need to get real jobs.  Get back out there in the trenches, have someone QA the crap out their work, and see how they like every changing quicksand of MT.