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Are you held to a standard of lines per day.

Posted By: Horski on 2009-06-26
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If so, what is that standard.  We have 1200 lines a day or 150 lines an hour.  Is this the average out there?

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Which is the one where they are sc*&ing us the standard lines or the qualified lines? SM
Mine show up as STD when I pull up my transcription log.  But I see now there is STD/QT....  So which is the one where they are ripping us off, standard or qualified?  Need to know.  I am about to switch companies and I will not do if they are actually taking lines from me.  Thanks guys. 
Standard text lines are credited to you.
But there are many lines in the report that are either not credited to you or credited to you at a reduced rate. The Qualified Text is credited to you at a reduced rate.

So, in other words, many words on the templates are not credited to you at all. This is being touted to MTSOs as a way to increase their profit margin and thus cheat the poor lowly MT out of more dough. Crappy, isn't it? I do not know how they sleep at night!
Standard minimum production standards is usually 150 lines per hour ...

You can compute from that.

Hope this helps.

I think the parents should be held
responsible. I'm sure the rules are less strict for older kids (he is 16). But it seems a waste of time for the teachers if he is going to only show up part of the every week. He seems to think it is funny that he has really, really bad grades. Seems he is just wasting a spot at school and the teacher's time.
They held my return
They held my return as the name on the W2 did not match my SS#.  Had to change it.   Also with all of the problems with illegals it might even be tighter now.  Good luck, why don't you just change it???
At my place we are held to the same
rules like applies for most, having to keep and maintain a high score of 97-98%, reports pulled 4-5x a year to check and we are graded so the answer to your question would be no, not just the bigger issues. Fast forward audio means I keep my audio at the fastest speed I can always, only slowing down to hear something I might not hear well. I do not use hot keys, only the mouse, was told others could edit more but that would be teaching an old dog new tricks. I really do not have any secrets, type straight really fast and I have for years, and still keep an hr by hr line count just to see how I am doing.
That is an opinion and the same view could be held
by MQLover and others who support MQ.

Rude and offensive are opinions...what some find rude and offensive others don't.

Apparently, everyone who complains about MQ doesn't find their posts rude and offensive, do they? No. So from their perspective, they aren't doing anything wrong but venting.

Same with MQLover. I don't personally care for her style but she and a few of the others are venting. It is their opinion. They aren't using foul language, which can be objectively judged and banned.

It's a matter of choice as to whether you want to read the posts or not. I think it is a reflection of how those supporting MQ really feel about those who constantly complain about it.

By the way, one of the posters in an above thread has found the perfect MQ complaint forum! It's called the Employee Complaint Form on QNet! Please use it if you have a problem with MQ!

If this is Spheris, they said the gifts were held up in
I have a Goldtouch. It has held up for two or three years already. nm
I held down the clear button and the screen
cleared, but the program button will not work still...no buttons do. Maybe in another day it will dry out, but I need to work today. :(

Thank you for the help though!
ah yes, the hand-held recorder is portable.
Hand-held digital recorders. sm
Does anyone have anything to say about any particular model?  I am thinking along the lines of Olympus or Philips.  Thinking a docking device best.   Any comments?  Thanks!
I have held all the positions I mentioned without having an RHIT.
She was asking for ideas. I gave her some.

Maybe it was tough for you but it doesn't have to be for her. :)

Two questions: 1) What hand-held recorder do

voice files from their recorder to an FTP site or whatever to be transcribed?  Does the doctor merely have to set his recorder on a docking station and the files are automatically transferred?  I've only had doctors calling in by phone in the past, never using hand-helds.

I've seen hand-helds for $100 and also for $500.  Just wanting a recommendation for a good recorder that is very easy for the doctor to use.  If it's not easier than calling in, he won't go for it.

Being held to 5 reports a day is just crazy anyway! You learn by doing! nm
Hand-held digital recorder
No, you have it all wrong. I need the hand-held recorder in order to dictate passages for a novel to be transcribed at a later date/point in time. I have the player software, but need a hand-held recorder.
Many co. use Canadian MTs. There are also many accounts in Canada held by U.S. MTSOs
I held both of my parents as they died from complications of smoking.
I told my children they were free to smoke after they did the same. There's not one smoker among my extensive circle of friends and associates, thank goodness.
Which hand-held unit is simplest for doctors? sm
Need a handheld unit, but need to know of simplest one for doctors to use. Also, is there a program that uploads the dictation as soon as you connect the unit that sends it automatically? Thanks.
Hand-held digital recorder question

Thinking about purchasing a digital recorders to give my doctors the option of using.  Which has the best quality of sound and easiest to use?  Also, need an FTP site information.


Mine held back two weeks and pays
every two weeks, so we submit invoices on the 1st, and the previous two weeks check is mailed on the 1st. Two week pay periods. I agree with the others....I would never agree to wait until the MTSO got paid to get MY pay.
RE: Olympus hand-held recorder - advice

what state does she live in? Was she prosecuted and sent to prison or just held in jail?
Should've held out for the candy bar and refuse to leave till you get it!

and how many liberal arts and science bachelors degrees & beyond are held on this board?
Aaahhhh, now I get it. Gross lines vs. Character lines. I guess I've just been conditioned to
think in terms of character lines.  One of the perils of working as an IC for somebody who defines what a line is versus owning your own company and defining it yourself.  After working for someone else for 15 years, maybe it's time to bust out on my own.
There is no standard and most of us are not
privy to that information. 
There is no standard.
It will depend on how much experience you have and how well you are doing with the work. My first company kept me on QA for 6 weeks, although they typically kept new MTs on QA for the first 12. My second company kept me on QA for 2 days, and for my current company I sent 3 reports through QA and then was released.
Definitely not the standard. I would not
work anywhere where I had to pay to use their software. Keep looking, there are good jobs out there.
the pay seemed standard
BUT good luck getting on. I was hired, given a start date, and 3 weeks later finally quit because I had 3 different people asking for the exact same paperwork that had been sent. 
Me too. It's always been the standard for a
reason, because it makes it easier to read. It's a crock & I don't plan to quit putting 2 spaces after a period.
Unfortunately, this is the standard.

If 4 cpl is the VR rate, then you are getting paid, but if they had stated a certain number of hours or days for training pay, then you should receive that amount specified as training pay.  If they simply said you're paid for training, that could very well mean that you will be paid your training rate for your 1.5 hours of training.  What company is it?

That is a lot of work/lines for 2 people. I do 3000 lines per day sm
if you times that by 30 days that only comes to 90K lines a month, that is working 7 days a week including weekends. I don't think 2 people can handle that.
900 lines is below 1100 lines, where the bonus starts.
these tests are standard for this age and despite what sm
poster below said; they are usually done with routine pap smears and sometimes no mention is ever made from doc about what they are doing. fight ins company.
That's kind of standard, isn't it? I mean (SM)
every hospital and every MT company I've ever worked for, to be a full-time employee you had to account for 40 hours a week, either by working it, or taking PTO, unless you were covered under FMLA.

I think sometimes we expect even more flexibility working from home and forget the fact that working from home IS flexibility -- not having to go into the office, being in the comfort of our home (if we want our children or family around us, that is our option--not so in an office), etc.

The 40-hour expectation is very standard, in my experience. You have PTO to use for when you cannot make up your absence. My guess is they will offer more PTO with this new plan coming up.

Try not to panic or be upset. No one knows what the new plan will be. We will each have to decide if the new plan is what we need or not. If it isn't, thank goodness there are other companies to work for out there.

Please try to relax.
Wow. That's quite contrary to the standard.
Usually, 32 hours is part-time and 37 starts full-time.

You've been quite fortunate!

I HAVE to get to work now. I don't wanna. LOL I'd rather stay and play! LOL

I think the standard now is use numbers (6)
I only took the standard deductions
and it still happened to me. What I couldn't understand was that I was supposed to be in a less likely audit bracket because that year I was an employee, an IC and an SE. (they were trying to see if I met employee status on my SE account).
Isn't the standard deduction much more than $2K? nm
Double standard
So we expect MDs to always have their complete attention on every word out of their mouths, which would be nice, but some of them put in 70 or more hours a week at the office/hospital, and have mountains of dictation to complete each week. But we expect them to never make a misspeak, even though on these boards we have a heart attack if one poster points out another poster's spelling or grammar error. Never mind that we are supposed to be better at English than the MDs, but we don't have to use our skills in writing posts (which is MUCH easier to do well than never making a misspeak), even if the post has to do with getting a job. That's quite a double standard, if you ask me.
What is the industry standard...sm
Tried to post this on Wednesday, will try again...I need to know what is the industry standard conversion for minutes dictated to minutes typed?  Not how much do you do - but what is average for one hour dictation - how many hours typed.  Bosses think we're taking too long but we do not get automatic demographics and need to look on log sheets (if they arrive and if they're correct) for everything from patient name to referring doctors, addresses, patient #'s, etc. So I need to give him an "average" number of hours dictated equal "X" amount of hours typed taking into consideration the lack of information, the searching we must do and the various typing speeds.  I'm not going to "judge" anyone's advice  - just need some input from those that have been there.  Thanks for sharing.
AAMT is only the standard on
That account would be the one I type online.  The other accounts, that are much more profitable than the typing I do online could give a rat's crap whether I'm certified.  They think I'm great, and they pay me for it.  No QA (don't need it), and my TAT is great.  I'm very reliable, accountable, and have a lot of social grace.  Not a machine here....  typing out those lines for the almight online MTSO's.  Just type for one, and thank goodness they are fair, and I don't feel like I'm "doin' time".  I get raises, and they don't hassle me all day through IM or nitpicky QA issues.  Spent 1-3 days in QA when I first started, and now whatever they give me, I type, and do not require QA.  
There is a standard scale!
I know this is an old post, but I just ran across it.  There absolutely is a standard scale.  The AAMT website has it under an article titled Metrics for Measuring Quality in Medical Transcription (2005).  I wish I could give you the exact page, but I only have the .pdf of that article - but it was only downloaded last week, so it'll still be there. 
That's not a standard description, so
you can only be sure by asking the person who used it.
Industry Standard for VR Pay?
What is the industry standard for VR pay? Specifically for someone just starting out.
Agreed, standard set, so
who would that be? When can we start? Who wants to help? What about a committe appointed and administered through a university with Merriam-Webster, Stedmans, NIH, etc. on the committee. I once met the man (on the phone) who started Sno-Med. Wish I could find his phone number. Maybe he could help us all. All this middle-man stuff and uncertainty has to stop. Thanks for your post.
yea but it is industry standard!
and also as i put in my email to my doc... the templates and macros BENEFIT YOU!
The old standard used to be three times the sm
length of the dictation is the typing time so 30 minutes would be 90 minutes. I'm not sure with Expander programs on one end and then horrible ESL and sometimes horrible audio - what the "standard" is now - I definitely struggle with it though :)
What is the difference between PRO and Standard?

Standard is to allow 3 to 5 minutes of
transcription time per 1 minute of dictation.