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Ditto here. Good advice. I sit here and DING. . .

Posted By: twingram+1 on 2006-06-25
In Reply to: I do the same thing. - Here's what I do...

I need a bag of salt and vinegar chips and something chocolate and a Coke so I go and I get them and I eat and drink them and then I'm fine.

I normally don't even care about that stuff, but when that junk food alarm goes off, I feed it because I guess I need it?  I'm not overweight except for that one week a month.


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Bingo!!!! Ding ding ding. I looked everywhere, and somehow I didn't even think cold was it.

bye, ding dong, good riddance!!
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Ditto this excellent advice. nm
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DING DING DING! Come and get it!
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Awful ding
Hi Dave,

If you figure out how to get rid of the awful ding, will you post on here and let us know how you did it?? It's driving me nuts....I HATE it but can't figure out how to get rid of it. Thanks.
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while typing in Docqscribe?  Sounds like a window closing.  I do not hear it all the time. 
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Embarrassment and nips it in the bud.  When this first started I was so dumbfounded that I didn't know what to do or say, but I find myself not going over there at all and unhappy so I need to take control.  Hopefully it won't happen since big mouth brought it to his attention, but if it does, I will force myself to quickly say something within moms earshot.  Thanks for the advice.
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Need some good advice, please

 I'm looking for an Internet-based software for my home MT service, one that can be accessed from any web browser, can e-sign, auto fax, let the docs' referring physicians go to the site, log in and read their patients' reports, and offer a complete accounting of lines charged on a daily, weekly, monthly, etc., basis.  Also software that will allow the doctors to search transcripts by any criteria; i.e, patient name, their date of office visit, names of meds prescribed, and the like.  Also, one that could also be integrated into EMR without any problem in the future.

Does anyone have any good ideas? 

Also, any idea of the intitial outlay and the per-line charge the vendor would charge on the average?

Finally, I'd be very interested in reading about the type of software you currently use and if you and your clients are happy with it.

Thank you much.

Britta in Las Vegas

Good advice!
I don't exactly time myself on how long I try before leaving a blank but I would say I never spend more than 3 minutes either.  I would think though that 3 minutes would certainly be enough time for anyone to spend, more than that would be a waste of time IMO.
This is such good advice! Thank you.
I am on the Climara patch - low dose. Sleep deprivation was making it very difficult to get through the work day and so, I really had no choice. I promised myself yearsd ago I would not be sad due to aging and really, I had a wonderful time as a young woman. The physical symptoms, though, I never expected to be so difficult. It is like being slapped up side the head with a 2 x 4 when you least expect it.

That's good advice. I like that. :) (nm)
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And exactly what the OP apparently wants someone else to do for her and spoonfeed her the results. She declared she didn't have the "patience" to read all the posts, so it is unlikely that she will follow your advice.
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There's a very large insurance company here in Boston that wants me to handle their transcription - very little medical terminology, and the typing would be pretty darn simple.  The head of the company seems like a really nice, down-to-earth guy; the work will be plentiful; and there would also be an opportunity to get in with other branches of the company as well doing their offices' transcription.

I know as an IC we are to set the rates, and I normally charge on a per-line basis; however, they are adamant about paying a per-page charge - currently pay $2.50 per page now to a service they detest.

What do you feel is a fair per-page rate to charge them?  I really want to be fair, but I use an Internet-based platform that charges me 1.5 cents 65 cpl.

Any and all suggestions are welcome, and thank you so very much!   


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...they will pay your average pay for term of contract.....

Okay, Patti -- fess up.  What's your web site or fan club address?

Administrator -- We need to give Patti her own board!!! 

That was good advice
This post offered some great advice! I'd do that until I was sure I liked my new company better. Also, the advice someone else gave about searching the company board for positive and negative comments about the new company was good. You may feel a little bit overworked for a short while, but it shouldn't take you too long to know if you like your new job. Best to you!
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I would stay at the current job, take the paid maternity leave (making sure, as the last poster said, that you can quit after it with no repercussions) and find something during your leave that you can take your time to work into.

All 4 of my kids were born with me working at home, and that includes the middle 2 being twins. It worked for me. Some babies are very easy to work with and others are very hard. I guess you can't really know until they are born. I switched companies when I was 4 months pregnant with my last one and I was worried about that, but it did give me time to get used to the new company before adding the baby and getting used to two new things at once, so think about that, too.
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Good advice - nm
Good advice - nm
Good advice - nm
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.... get to a doctor now!  Better safe than sorry.
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Very good advice from 'Been there done that.'

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Starting over you have a lot of good advice below on..sm
your situation. I must say I do feel for you and wish you all the best. Take care of yourself and those children first. That is most important and I will most certainly be thinking about you and saying a prayer or two. Take your time and do whatever you have to in order to make a safe and happy life for yourself and those children. Bless you and wishing you happiness.
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Good advice Dreamweaver! When my
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Well, you should. She gave you good advice.
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Be glad they didn't ding you for padding your lines.
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split "amicably." I know for a fact in my case it would be a blame game and a huge mess. Been there many times and resorted to other ways of handling it. I wonder if what you suggested would still work for me?

Not the OP but helped by your advice.

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that I have met were more helpful. They should realize that faster PCs = happier and more productive MTs = more $$$ for company and maybe an increase in his own pay! KWIM?