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Call Dr office and leave message about this.

Posted By: nm on 2008-01-04
In Reply to: headphones and ear health - Jan


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Is QA going to call the office and ask?...because otherwise=
they can't fix it either. If he said lady at the beginning and you have no other hints (i.e. prostate check?) then go with lady. Only send to  QA if they are going to call and get the scoop.
I would call and tell the office manager
the problem and state that if they cannot provide a clear schedule of patient names, then there is not much you can do other than leave a blank for the patient name when not certain. The problem is on their end, not yours. Is it possible that can scan them and send them in an e-mail rather than faxing??
but we don't get paid to call the office
and go over words.  It is not something I would suggest.  It is so not worth the trouble.
Yes, I do. The office staff are always very kind to me when I call, and I just
I know you might be apprehensive to call the office and ask for samples, but (sm)
perhaps you could just call the OM and say you'd like to have a couple of past reports so you can make sure to keep the formatting consistent. I don't think they'd mind either way, but if you approach it as though you're actually doing them a favor (by attempting to "keep the formatting consistent"), then it might be easier for you to do.
If I call the doctor's office and ask for results of an
MRI done on me, do they have to give me the results or do I have to just wait on the doctor to call me?
I got the call; it originated out of the NJ MQ office; I verified the number. sm.
The individual asked whether or not I had received the letter announcing that a package would be coming my way. State the facts, girls.
Call your state insurance comm. office
In some states, they cannot make you take out these insurance policies unless you want them or unless you don't have insurance on something that might be collateral for your loan (i.e. an automobile).  Are you saying the insurance alone was $2000+ or the entire balance?  That question is really NOMB, but I ask because if it is simply the insurance premium cost, I would think you could find such at a much less expensive rate going with a private insurer.  I'm an IC and I have disability as well as $250,000 of life insurance on me and the DH and $50,000 on the three kids and I don't pay $2000 per year for all of that.  If they coerced you into taking out these policies, you should be able to cancel them.  In my state, I have three business days to cancel a contact or any part thereof.  Check with your state insurance commissioner's office.  Good luck.
Don't know where my interior message went, but any call is traceable - sm
I was being harassed years ago by a "boyfriend wannabe" so I used the *57 when he made his crank calls....he eventually gave up after I started unplugging the phone at night (it would just ring and ring to him, but I, of course, would not know about it. There have to be enough *57s though to be looked into for them to take action though, at least that is what they told me (this was 15 years ago though...things have changed a bit since then). Good luck.
Left a message, still no call back.
Will call again today.
I kept getting a recorded message to call some company..
I had never heard of, sometimes twice a day. So, finally I called it and it obviously went to India.  I told him, not very politely, that I was tired of getting their recordings and they needed to remove me from whatever list I was on.  He was still sputtering and stammering when I hung up.  Grrrrr!
You can call Mr. L directly. I just did and left a message.
Go to this link and call the number directly. He is at this office and they will put you right through to him/his voice mail:

In our home, we call it the Red Rule - see message
The Red Rule means that we do not bother mama if she is working unless somebody is bleeding or the house is on fire - Red Rule. :O)
She needs to call her State Attorney General's office and the police.
She has been scammed. She'll be lucky if they don't continue drawing off her account or do identity theft since she gave out her private information.
I E'd that address yesterday...next step I will call...thank you (no message)
I have to share this. Got a call from a doctor today inquiring about my service. See message.
He apparently has been working with a service that outsources to India and he is so fed up at the bad quality of the transcription in addition to the fact that he wants to work with someone who actually speaks English! How about that!! They will all learn the hard way, but they will learn. There may be hope for American MTs yet.
Can someone from the Ohio MQ office give me a contact person and a phone number to call or an email
address. I am interesting in asking a few questions to someone there in hopes of possibly transferring but I need some info first before I go from one problem to the same one elsewhere.
Good. Why dont you send some our way. What office do you work for so I can call and get your work.
Have most people had good luck with their MQ office closing and moving to the regional office. Have
things gotten better or worse for you.
Yes, I lost mine. I upgraded the Office 2000 package to Office 2003. sm
I have over 2000 autocorrect entries and lost them all as well as my supplemental dictionary for my Stedman's spellcheck. Lots of grief!

Maybe you will be lucky and not lose anything. Good luck to you.
Might be able to rent one from an office supply or office machine repair shop
I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~
I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~
Office politics. That is why I enjoy working at home. In the office,
people are in other people business. Just mind your own business.
got the "phone call" -- get this, MQ has hired a bunch of telemarketers to call all of us to

we received our "incentive packet."  They don't even have the wherewithall to contact us personally.   These are temp-agency hired telemarketers sitting around a boiler room making sure we're reading our mail.... told him it don't pertain to me because I've been demoted from FT to SE.... He said, "yes, the letter is vague, but it does pertain to FT as well as SE...." yeah right, we'll see.

Can anyone suggest an office in MQ that is not run like this Amherst office. They are absolutely
pathetic. I wonder how many other MTs are in that office in the same situation.
Just DQS from my office was transferred and the rest are getting on DQS before the office closes.
Pay kids work around office, renovate office.
Venting-why do people keep putting nm and THEN writing a message?? nm means no message - sm
Please put sm if you have a message and NM if there is no message other than your subject line.  It makes it easier when reading these messages.  thanks so much and have a nice day everyone. 
*70 will disable call waiting unless you are expecting a call and want it on (nm)
Office 2003 so far, but going to Office 2007 as soon as I can. nm
On-call requires on-call compensation by law
This field gets more disgustingly grotesque daily.
small message. nm means no message
Flame=200 views, sm=see message, nm=no message
30 day TAT in this office ... office politics at its best

I have kept in touch with an MT I worked with at the last in-house job (radiology).  This was inpatient radiology and also an outpatient radiology clinic the hospital operated.

One of the girls, a person who at one time folded towels but who was hired as a clerk, was just discovered to ahve not mailed out reports for 30 days.  These include both in house reports and outpatient reports.  They have been sitting on her desk because she "has not had time to do them." 

What do you make of this?   The lead MT is close to this girl (hence her being moved from housekeeper to clerk) and is trying to minimize the impact that not having the reports mailed to referring physicians' offices, as if it is a minor problem (how they found out about it is a doc's office called the MT's supervisor and asked why 30 days worth of reports were mailed to their office yesterday.

They were keeping it from the director of radiology.  I think this is BIG and that heads should roll for negligence.

What do you think?

at home vs office - i am in office
well, I really was referring to the MONSTER MANAGER that I have, who has her favorites here, and she assigns them the easy doctors who say the same thing over and over, you know.  I have to do something.  I am losing my SELF at this point, with no church and no family.  The stuff on here about running out of work, my lack of computer savvy, all  has me just frozen. MOre about in-office.  Do you have little habits like talking out loud to the dr?  Someone will complain about you.  Do you ever say a cussword?  Someone will complain.  Do you ever sigh?  Complaints.  About age - I was offered 2 trans. positoins in San Diego before I came here.  I had gone to a seminar about how to look for work over age 55, had revamped my resume and my "presenting" self, and it made all the difference.  Things are way different than they were evern 10 years ago, you will be judged by someone younger than you, but in this line of work they do appreciate experience and reliability.  And the computer doesn't care if you're pretty.  It's not your age unless you are sickly.  Don't give up!!  if that's what you want. 
Call me, call me anytime.
I'm waiting to hear back on a job.  Call me!
Call KS and call your bank. Why ask here?
If they don't call you within 15 minutes, you should call them. There
is no excuse for leaving you sitting by a phone all day. At the very least, an e-mail explaining why the delay. If this is the way they train, how do they pay. Do you really want to work for a company who thinks so little of your time?
sm, see (or short) message, nm is no message.
sm-see message, nm-no message, ks-I think it's someone's initials.
or no message, small message - whatever SM
any indication there is no need to waste time opening the post.

it is irritating also when people type through the subject line as well as the name line and then do not indicate if it is worth pursuing.

sm is see message not small message. I almost always
put NM or nt if there is no message, but quite a lot of people still open the posts as evidenced by the number of views. 
Are you still there or did you have to leave?
Why don't you leave?
I wonder why you don't leave? I know all companies have their problems but isn't this a deal breaker for you? It is getting to that point with me. It is very hard to go on faith that everything will be correct. I'm struggling with the same question. I know they pay a good line rate, but if you don't get paid for all your lines is it worth it?
Please, just leave them alone.
This person's posts aren't bothering me and I'd rather this just peter out and die.
best to leave this one alone
Have you ever heard of patient privacy? What kind of motivation did you have for Googling a patient name in the first place? There is no way you would know if you spelled it correctly from a Google unless you matched it with an SSN.

If I were your boss and you told me, I would fire you instantly just for being irrational enough to be Googling patient names. You have no business in this matter. Your physician knows something is up, so it is up to him what actions he takes from here.

We are not to judge which patients deserve privacy and which do not. You wouldn't be having this problem if you weren't doing something as questionable as Googling patient backgrounds using PHI you are only supposed to be using to transcribe the record.

Keep your mouth shut before you lose your job.
then LEAVE
if it's so bad here LEAVE. Bubbye "hon"
Leave it on...
I was told by a very savvy computer geek to ALWAYS leave it on because your computer is most vulnerable to attack by hackers/viruses etc... during the first few moments of "boot up" before your anti-virus and spyware stuff have a chance to start up. That is when they "get in" - during these first few seconds without protection.
Leave her alone! Why does everyone
here always want to pick everything apart! She made a simple mistake.
Leave MQ, duh.
Complaining is not the only way to know what it going on, just look at every other post and you will see what is going on.  I agree you need support but that is why the group of you need your own blog, to have a place to go where you can get that support.  Your beating the dead dog is having the opposite affect on most of us non-MQers.  Instead of having sympathy, it is to the point where we are thinking," What is wrong with these people?  Leave MQ!"  You can only feel so much sympathy for people that aren't helping themselves and getting out of a bad situation.