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Are you kidding? If this is not the description of accident, I don't know what is

Posted By: sm on 2005-07-25
In Reply to: That is terrible! sm - another mt

According to your description of accident, this is it!  What could possibly be foreseen about this?  Ther is no way that this is the fault of the parents?  While you certainly can bring a 2-year-old to the hospital, how feasible is it if the labor is anything more than 2 hours?  DUH!  You just CANNOT bring a 2-year-old to the hospital while having another baby.  Obviously, the parents had great confidence in their friends ability to watch their child.  

The person significantly at fault is the driver.  So much so, in fact, that it is illegal to hit somebody and run!!  Please don't give any excuses for the driver.  I had a bird fly into the windshield of my car and it literally shook the car (a minivan), so don't tell me that someone would not feel more than a "board in the road" when running over a 2-year-old!  Give me a break!

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Oh my goodness! I can imagine I would feel really angry and relieved all at the same time. But you know what? Thank heavens you were okay. You probably saved that baby's life (today or in the future) and who knows else she could have randomly run over (today or in the future). Such a dumb and careless thing to do--and with a baby in the car!!! Not to mention, don't these people see people being killed by drunk drivers all the time! All over a drink. Makes me madder than you know what!
My very first cat got out by accident
and we live in the country, but the house is right next to the road.  She came back a couple of times to eat, but wouldn't come back in the house and wouldn't let us near her.  She lasted 2 days before she got hit.  I felt horrible.   I am much more vigilant now.
Your job description probably
has a statement similar to  AND OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED . I would suggest that you have them lighten up your transcription requirements, however, for the period of time you are working on the transition process. If you are missing out on incentive while doing this other work, then definitely, I would request my average pay for this period of time. It would not be fair for you to in effect take a pay cut to help them out in this process. Otherwise with pay being equal, I would welcome with open arms a temporary break from transcription, know what I mean?  Good luck to you.
no accident
"But blaming one little organization for the Information Age with its communications revolution, the political ascendency and internationalization of business, and the healthcare funding and insurance crises is like blaming a leaf for blowing in the wind."

I don't think this is an accurate analogy. They did not just passively benefit from the information age or globalization. They actively pursued Indian markets for certification ("Indian Pricing" - see previous posts) & created offshore certification sites with Prometrics, when the only possible effect this could have on American MTs is a negative one. This is all being couched in a lot of doublespeak about how this will benefit American MTs in the long run because of our collective & overriding concern for the integrity of healthcare documents, & somehow this is all supposed to translate into more money for us, when in fact it's doing the exact opposite. Now their bottom line stands to benefit hugely from MTIA's endorsement of mandatory certification, & with what can only be described as a smear campaign against anyone who is not certified, intimating in their own correspondence (also previously posted) that anyone who does not hold the CMT certification is a nightgown- & muff muff-wearing, uneducated, unprofessional slacker sitting at the dining room table typing on an unsecured computer & in whose hands AHDI's medical documents would feel less secure than in the hands of someone in Pakistan.

Give me a small break.

They are not "one little organization," they are pretty much the only one (that may change soon), & I don't think it's a stretch to think that what they are committing is illegal, or at least it will be if they seriously interfere with my ability to earn a living.

So no. My impression is that this was no accident. To call a spade a spade may seem like a low level of discourse to you, but considering how many MTs are still unaware of their nefarious deeds, I'd say this kind of conversation still has to take place. If you want to start a thread that contains something you consider more 'elevated,' by all means, go for it. Every little bit helps. But please, keep the dissing to a minimum. We are all in this together.
In your job description, there is probably

and "other duties as needed."  So, that would cover the Excel grid.  In the Meditech system, I used to have to associate charges to the report.  If the charges were not there, then I had to put them in myself, go back to the report, and then associate.  This was onsite hourly job.

So, I guess the answer to your question is no, you probably are not just supposed to do transcription.  The doctor obviously needs you to do the billing grid or they wouldn't have asked in the first place.

Good luck...  It is all part of the business. 

Here is the IRS description...

that I explained above :

Business Percentage

To find the business percentage, compare the size of the part of your home that you use for business to your whole house. Use the resulting percentage to figure the business part of the expenses for operating your entire home.

You can use any reasonable method to determine the business percentage. The following are two commonly used methods for figuring the percentage.

  1. Divide the area (length multiplied by the width) used for business by the total area of your home.

  2. If the rooms in your home are all about the same size, you can divide the number of rooms used for business by the total number of rooms in your home.

Example 1.

  • Your office is 240 square feet (12 feet 20 feet).

  • Your home is 1,200 square feet.

  • Your office is 20% (240 1,200) of the total area of your home.

  • Your business percentage is 20%.

Example 2.

  • You use one room in your home for business.

  • Your home has 10 rooms, all about equal size.

  • Your office is 10% (1 10) of the total area of your home.

  • Your business percentage is 10%.

Use lines 17 of Form 8829, or lines 13 on the Worksheet To Figure the Deduction for Business Use of Your Home (near the end of this publication) to figure your business percentage.

Quite by accident

I started working in a hospital at age 14, assisting in the dietary department and washing dishes in a 40 bed hospital!  Guess I did a good job because when I was 16 I was promoted to nurse's aid's aid, which meant I got to learn to take vital signs, carry water, juice ect to patients and above all empty bed pans.  I was also often put on "loan" to other departments.  From there to ward secretary, to the business office and moved to medical records when their MT quit.  Minimum wage for all of the above.  Married, moved to Phoenix after 9 months working as an MT and was afraid I couldn't get a job with that little experience because by then I knew MT-ing was no walk in the park.  So I hurried up and went to the nearest hospital and was hired on the spot, started to work before I got unpacked.  Moved to Texas (husband transferred) qualified for unemployment and thought I might as well take a paid vacation.  Went to the unemployment office and they had no classification then for MTs.  They tried to classify me as a clerk/typist, I wouldn't hear of it.  Several people were working on trying to classify me.  Finally they went to their boss who obviously thought I was making it up (this was in Port Arthur, TX).  She called the largest area hospital (St. Marys) and asked if they knew what a medical Transcriptionist was.  They told her to send me right over.  All I got from the unemployment office was a referral slip, which I never used.   I took the vacation anyway.  When I felt like going to work, I got out the phone book and called the first hospital listed (Doctor's Hospital in next door Groves, Tx), asked them if they had an opening.  They asked how soon I could come in and again I was hired on the spot.  Again, a small hospital.  There were 2 MTs.  Did all kinds of MR work when there was no dication, like coding and abstracting, etc.  Moved to Houston a couple of years later and by then I had caught the primma donna MT syndrome.  Decided I wanted to be a psychologist, went to college in my spare time, changed my mind and dropped out after a couple of years.  Once I got known in Houston, I got calls nearly every week asking me to come to work. Sometimes they got in a bidding war.  Sometimes I went with another company and sometimes I didn't.  About all you had to do then was ask for a raise and you got it.   At various times paid by line, by page, by 1000 words and maybe some other ways I have forgotten.  The calls came from MTSOs (which were mom and pop operations then), they got my number from other MTs who had moved on from whereever I was working and they gave them my phone number.  I worked at home then too but had to pick up tapes and deliver the transcribed work back.  No strict TAT either, no schedules, no running out of work.  

I recall one very good MT who had a habit of getting arrested for drunk and disorderly.  Who did she call to bail her out?  Yep, the MTSO owner.  He groused about it but he went down and bailed her out every time so she could get back to work.  That's how it was back in the day...............

Good description, I'm sure!
It was about 6 years ago in an outdoor arena. My daughter was probably 14 and son was 19. What stories they came back with!!

...the drunk that fell on their dad, the rockin' 40-somethings, the great music... and the aroma LOL.

Most of all they loved the the music. My daughter had just started making the circuit of the current music concerts. The Who was quite a different experience for her. No crowd surfing LOL
They better get that description straight
Im sure that they made a mistake but that really is not helping on our self esteem. Maybe we could write our representatives to rectify the problem?
Thanks for the tip, my agent knows about the accident but - sm
never mentioned in any way if they could help me, which is odd since she is generally very helpful. I call her 3-4 x a year with questions, policy changes (home, jewelry and 2 cars), rates, etc. I have some doctor papers/releases to sign, maybe I will run by her office and talk with her before signing them and get her take on things. Thanks.
I had a car accident with whiplash

Every situation is different but for me, my whiplash was pretty severe & resulted in a herniated disk.

I went to PT which was tremendously helpful (once I saw the right PT that is, the first PT I saw did not help at all.)

They told me to take a muscle relaxer, lots of Advil, and hot/warm moist heat is a must. The one thing different they told me was not to rotate the neck. They told me the worst thing you can do is to tilt your head back, to the front & to the side is OK but tilting your head back at all was a major no-no.

Once your muscles calm down a little, PT is something you may want to look into. I still do my neck exercises to this day and I still find them to be very helpful. (my accident was back in March 2004)


Very accurate description...
Your post is exactly right! Great post! (A physician friend made the same comparison--that he only needed to know one specialty while the MT must be familiar with all--great post!)
Help me decipher this pay description.
Chronial Transcriptions:  MT daily:  Line rates based on 55 black character line, 0.08-0.09 DOE and test results.  Let me venture a guess.  A 55-black character line would mean 55 strokes, spaces not counted?   DOE?  What's that?  I thought that was the (US) Department of Energy. 
That's not a standard description, so
you can only be sure by asking the person who used it.
I believe your description is correct (sm)
I have been doing SR (speech recognition) for a couple of years now. You may find that some dictators are very close to what shows up on the screen and others way off. I find that speeding up the voice and keeping my cursor right where the voice is (usually Ctrl right arrow, but yours may be different) helps me to make corrections quickly. If they talk real slow, look ahead a little and make obvious corrections before you get there. For repeated mistakes that the VR doesn't correct, make your own correction expansions to add on to the end of a word to change it to what you want so you don't have to change the whole thing. These are things I have picked up on the boards and have helped a lot.

I noticed at first that I could sit for longer periods of time than with transcribing because it went faster. You get into a rhythm pretty quickly and move fast, but you need to because VR is usually paid at a lower rate even though the same level of expertise is required (grrr). The trick is not getting too bored with it, which the looking ahead as they talk helps me with.

Hope this is helpful.

Sort of by accident. I had a

secretarial service and got a call from an x-ray tech who wanted to know if I would transcribe her tapes because she didn't have time to do it herself. I knew a little medical terminology, but not much. She would bring me the tapes and come back the next day and sit with me to fill in the blanks, which weren't too many, I might add. That lasted a week. After that, I had most of it down pat. She told me I was good at it and should really take a course in it and become a "real" MT. So I did.

Before my course was done, I got a call from a doctor who needed his transcription done plus from a school for troubled youth to do psych evals on these kids. After my course, I decided to go to the local hospital for a job, was hired, and from there ...picked up more doctor offices....the rest is history.



OMG! We just had the SAME problem and solved it by accident!!

We live by the ocean, and my husband had bought one of those "canned air horns" you can bring on a boat.  They're like $5 in boat stores or sporting good stores. The poor dog next door is tied out 24/7, and verbalizes his unhappiness, but enough is enough.  We tried everything, including talking nicely like adults with the owners, nada.  We finally called the police, who live nearby and hear it, too! That put the fear of God in the owners for 48 hours, and then yap, yap, yap. About a month ago, by accident my husband blasted the horn in the back yard, and...silence...dead silence...the dog hates it.  Now, I have dogs, too, and they didn't even notice this blast, so it didn't hurt their ears or anything like that! But this yapping beast seems totally astonished by the air horn. We've done it 2 or 3 times since, and now the dog NEVER barks.  He's fine, but apparently knows there is "something" louder than him out there!  We also called the police BEFORE we did it intentionally the next time, and they said it was fine, no laws against canned air horns, and we only blast it for a second.  The dog is at least 1/4 acre away, so not like we're on top of him. It only took a few blasts, but it worked! Give it a try!!

Did you by accident hit/click the Pay button twice? That will do that if you are not
Google INFJ and you will get a description. nm
Auto accident - rear -end
we don't think we should give a "recorded" statement to the other car's insurance company.  Advice.
FDP_2006 sent me an E-mail with description:

Anyone know what this is?  It has an attachment so I am not going to open it unless I am positive it isn't a link to a madman's web page.


If you think someone getting shot, even by accident, is funny, you need some serious help
When my sister-in-law was in a car accident in 1992

my husband said they had an ESL in the ER.  He tried several times to explain to the family what had happened. When they continually couldn't understand him, he blurted out, "She's dead!"  My husband has never forgotten that.


Did you look in your recycle bin to see if maybe you hit delete by accident...nm
Well, maybe vertically was the wrong description
how about round and round, as opposed to side to side??
Just found this board by accident one day
Glad I did at least I am not alone in this mess. I have been doing this for 9 years now with a 2 year break cause I was going nuts. I think I am hitting that point again. I feel like they treat you like crap. And the money used to be good all the sudden it isn't like they are playing with line counts.
Description of any pus (no matter where it is coming from)

You are hitting the Ctl button by accident..sm
happens to me too, until I figured out what I was doing.
Drivel is a perfect description!
And, oh my,my, how very ''narrow minded'' of U.S. MTs to object to having their jobs given away and their wages stagnate! Your post is right on!
great description. Never thought sm
of it that way. But sure seems like there is more QA than there use to be. That could be because there are so many new MTs (not knocking the newbies) that the companies are hiring for less money than they deserve so they can get cheap labor. That and the biggest problem, OUTSOURCING!
Does that new job description pass some of your duties to others so
you can do the transcription? If not, I guess I'd have to prove to them it can't be done in the same amount of time and look for another job while I'm doing that. After all, you'll still have to look for another job to supplement the lost income at home, right? If they're not passing some of your duties on to others, their request is out of line and completely sets you up for failure. Who needs that kind of pressure in their life?

saw it on monster-- "a too good to be true" job description-
for info and see what kind of a response I get. Don't want to send my resume unless it seems legit. I have 2 jobs now, just fishing for something better.
Transient Ischaemic Attack (accident)
If you click a link by accident or on purpose sm
that message can open a trojan on your PC that will access your ebay information.  Happened to me once and some yo-yo hijacked my EBay account and ran up $3000.00 worth of charges in about 2 hours. My account got suspended for suspicious activity and I was notified by EBay of the problem.  Lucky for me, they found out who did it and cancelled all the charges. I had to go to the EBay chat with customer service and repair the damage. Took about an hour.  Now I change my password everytime I get a message that's fake and send everything to spoof@ebay.  It really does help.  So, if you do get a note about suspicious activity, then go to Ebay and see if you can log in.  If not, then the email is from them. 
Cherrypicking - such a cute description for theft.
Task bar. I do this by accident a couple of times a year

and I fix it, but can't figure out what I've done to fix it.

I have my task bar at the bottom of my screen usually, but now it is on the far right and I can't figure out how to get it back on the bottom.  I know you normally click and drag, but I can't get it do down, just side to side.   I even push the down arrow but that doesn't seem to do it either. 

Get a Google Toolbar, description and link enclosed
I have a Google search toolbar at the top of my browser.  It's a small line like the address bar but it says Google beside it and I just type in my searches there instead of going to Google first, etc.  I've found it very easy to use.  Of course, as with anything there are extra parts to the program, I just added the basic tool bar and went to options and only kept the parts of it that I wanted on my toolbar.  It makes searching a whole lot easier, all I need to do is bring up the internet and my search is at the top.
Make sure you haven't changed a setting by accident.
Check that you are not "shrinking" the document or have checked to print two pages on one page.
In Description Field type {@KEY Left}-year-old
In Keyword, type
yo, OR yof, yom, yog, yow

In Description Field, type:
{@KEY Left}-year-old

I use the following as well:

{@KEY Left}-year-old-female,
{@KEY-year-old male,
{@KEY Left}-year-old gentleman,
{@KEY Left}-year-old woman, etc.

Good luck rebuilding your ShortHand. I back mine up to a little portable drive on a keychain, I'd be lost without my ShortHand.


Both. Choice A "can" put you there, but so can a major illness, accident, fire, etc.

with this economy it is harder and harder to work your way out of poverty no matter what the reason for being there is.

ONCE. All day, every day. LOL Just kidding....
Or not...
No kidding...
All that wind, and very little rain...  But it DID manage to snap one of my trees in half, cause another tree to partially uproot, blow a plastic baby pool into our yard, and knock over our nice swing in the backyard!  Trees all over our neighborhood are completely knocked over, and this is a subdivision where all the homes have been there 2+ years!  Can we say the landscapers sucked?!
Are you kidding me?
That is so low. That just makes me madder.
You have got to be kidding!
You need to re-read your post sister - You indicate Medquist has spent millions regarding the lawsuit and could ONLY spare $20,000 for Katrina victims? You have got to be kidding - what the heck did you give to Katrina victims?

The one thing I can say for MedQuist is at least they are paying their debt and not filing chapter 11 or closing the business or just running and hiding - they are coming clean and that is respectful. What IS NOT respectful is your arrogant remarks regarding them ONLY GIVING $20,000. I want to hear it from you - HONESTLY WHAT DID YOU GIVE?

Get a life and find something better to gripe about. I could only imagine if they gave a million dollars, you would be whining again because you want a raise and here they are giving all this money away. UGH - good golly!

I will assume that if I don't get a response back from you that you gave nothing to Karina victims and are speechless.
no kidding
it certainly does make a mockery of this so-called profession. Corporate material?....no! Trailer park material.....absolutely! And I love it - I come here for entertainment! LOL!
Where??? The only time you hear from them is when they want to be nasty and mean to you for not doing enough work!!! SS s***s.
you have to be kidding me
peep is just people...in the 'old times' it was a peeping tom, get with the times.........don't get so OFFENDED!!!!!!!!
you are kidding, right?
you are kidding.
Are you kidding?
Look, stand up for your business. At 0.8 per gross line, with that many templates and time, she has no excuse but to get it right. None of my accounts would tolerate that. She must take no pride in her work. And if you keep making her corrections, etc., you are hurting yourself. If she were a friend, she would want to get it right and be grateful for the work. Has she heard of "spellcheck"? I have helped friends out and they have helped me, but we would expect the best, not just "get through with it as fast as possible". Rethink this person kiddo. There's gotta be someone else who would appreciate this work.
Are you kidding?
We both work and neither one of us wants to be bothered talking on the phone during the day.  We talk when he gets home.  
RU kidding????
I'll have U know I DID work at BK from 1974-76 when in hi school and NO WAY would I trade my keyboard fingers for french frie smell! LOL Ewww....they always stuck me on fries (couldn't deal with customers) - yuck. I always had french fry hair from that darn cap I had to wear!