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Don't know who is ultimately correct on this...

Posted By: freebird on 2006-05-10
In Reply to: Yes, its 1 space in the BOS and most new - lw

as I've had to do it both ways, depending on account request.  Right now, I'm having to use 2, account before that used 1, and there was one point where I was having to do it both ways, because I had accounts that wanted it 1 and 2; if that wasn't a trip!!.  I know, when I took a Microsoft Office class some years back, that the instructor said to use 1 space now because of proportional font business, etc.

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Maybe so, but ultimately it is the client
But it is ultimately the company

Not the IC you've contracted to transcribe 500 lines per day.  What needs to be in place is another IC to pick up the slack when your contractor is in need of some help.  That is not fair to just say that a contractor has no say in whether or not he or she chooses to do the work day in and day out.  Cut me a break here.  By the way, clueless is hardly what I am.  I am very successful and the reason is because I am accountable for my own work.  I have my own clients that I service and I do not rely on contractors to do MY WORK.  If I did contract work out, I would make sure I could do it if they couldn't.  Now if I have employees, then they'd be made to comply or they wouldn't have a job. 

If you have as much as you say you need to ultimately lose,
have you considered gastric bypass or Lap-Band?
what may ultimately be the greatest hurdle

Is finding the job that gives you everything you want:
1.  Good line rate.
2.  Benefits (all types, if you want/need them).
3.  Freedom to work the hours you want.

In the final analysis, you might have to relinquish one to get the other two. Sort of like the old days of dealing with clients:
Quality - Turn Around - Price
Pick Two!!!

But ultimately the doc is the boss...so you do it their way if they insist they want it a certain wa
ultimately it's the hospital's responsibility but do you want to keep your job?
If you do, you'll make sure the hospital is happy. Not a lot you can do here unless you want to cut a deal with the hospital where you will have a sub work your account for you when you are off. That may or may not fly at the hospital. Another thing you can ask is that they hire a third person to work the account. Of course, that means you risk losing work if she wants more...
Don't give anyone your MACROS... You ultimately will be replaced... sad... (sm)
but that's how docs work, at least some of them.
You can do stretches, but ultimately it may take an oral prednisone burst or
I think it's terribly irresponsible of the doctors, but ultimately it's THEM who is responsibl
Do it correct always. It will learn. Everyone has to do it correct all the time. nm
If you are careful with putting the correct report in the correct report shell and patient, you will
not have any problems. I only take away this option when someone is careless. There can be NO room for error on this. One mistake can be very serious. Many do it well though, so just double check and you will be fine.

okay, you are correct of course, except
The below posters are correct, of course. I called my boss and they said, "No, this would PROBABLY be against the privacy laws." About the 'Googling" of names, however, the only reason I have been Googling names is because the doctors won't SPELL THEM OUT, and my accounts are not 'searchable'. I do not use any info besides just the name...no SS #... if I find a Verbatio Kertalino (not a real name)in Google in the correct city, I can be pretty darn sure this is the correct person. If there is any specific reason I should not do this, I will stop, but I do not think so! If you posters are pretty SURE this is not ethical, I will call my boss and ask about that also! I use Google also, of course, to look up the spellings of local businesses and hospital and clinic names that they do not spell out. Otherwise, every single report would go to QA! And, if you can't post in a courteous manner, please do not bother posting at all!
That is correct
Any useful tips that a QA member can provide an MT is great. Expansions, websites, etc. If I fill in a blank, I would be apt to send an MT a link to go along with it where she can find it and bookmark it for later use.
5 gm is the correct way nm
You are very correct...
and it IS bad, but ya know something? I'm thinking that even we poor MQer's have it made compared to those in New Orleans. I know I finding myself b******* a lot less these days (rare for me lol!). Just my 2 cents (which you're right about - that will soon be the going rate at MQ lol)....
whether to correct
I certainly do correct. I've had them mention hysterectomies in males and such.
Let me correct something here
I agree with you that there is something wrong with having NO WORK. Keep in mind though, that a lot of these people were complaining just for the mere fact that they had several accounts and couldn't remember all the client specifics and not because they were out of work!
you are probably correct
The poor thing obviously has some serious issues.
That is correct.
Correct way
BOS 2 says 10 to the 5th
She may be correct
She was probably speaking of 1% of the TOTAL JOBS through the U.S., not merely the segment of MT. She might also have sidestepped those with Green Cards who are working in this country. You see that with programming positions. And then there's that segment of jobs that people in this country don't want to do (i.e. scrubbing toilets), so the illegal aliens do that.

Look at the forest rather than the tree.
this is correct; nm
What is the correct way?

Being a nurse I have always charted/documented carcinoma in situ as CIN-I, CIN-II, CIN-III, etc.  Is this the same way when transcribing reports?  I know it was this way at one time but now with the change in the numbers rule per AAMT would we now transcribe this as CIN-1, CIN-2, CIN-3, etc.?

Thanks in advance,


Which is correct?
Med-Surg Floor, med-surg floor, etc.  Thanks
You are correct.

First shift would be considered daytime, second would be evening and third would be the graveyard shift (mine) that is midnight to morning. 

if I'm correct

This would happen ONLY if the company you work for pays unemployment tax. If they don't, you're up that well-known creek.

But the best people to answer that question would be the Labor Board.

you are correct. I should have said sm
2-5 years in an acute care setting with a hospital who knows what they are doing! haha.

I don't really know the answers to all of these problems BUT I do know that I don't have time to argue with an "experienced" MT nor do I have time to train one.

You have some great points!
You can correct this now by...sm
buying the Wireless-G router that has a booster. We did this for the PC that is farthest from the PC that has the main router on it and now that PC is as fast as the main one on its wireless connection. One word of caution: Be sure to set up a secured environment to prevent anyone from using your internet connection. I was amazed when I set up the booster that I was able to view 4 neighbors accounts and could have used them without their knowing. Information on how to set up the secured connection is available on the Linksys website and only took me about 5 minutes to do for the entire system in my house (and I'm NOT computer literate!)
You may be correct, however
as it has been stated, client or company preference outweighs what my be considered correct. The company I work for requires 2 spaces after a period. They do not care what may be the correct way as this is what the clients specified to them.
this is not exactly correct
the point I am trying to make is operating in a market economy. You posted, "If people are going to function as an IC, they need to understand they are in charge of what they are paid by the MTSO" which isn't exactly true. The MTSO states what they pay and the IC takes it or leaves it. This is the same as saying "you are in charge of telling your employer what you are paid." The employer can say the job pays $8 an hour and then you take it or leave it.  Which then you go on to say, "Personally, I tell an IC what I am willing to pay and if they accept it great, if not, I can negotiate."  Which is exactly why people are taking jobs that pay 5, 6, 7 cpl. Because they need the work, and they can't find jobs in the market that are paying higher, at least not ones that fulfill their other criteria too (perhaps part time, not with a big national, whatever). Most importantly, the falling line pay rates show that global competition is affecting our job market. MT's will need to be prepared to make less as time goes on, not more, over the long haul.
mac is correct - about 33-35%....sm

For years I paid quarterly taxes but now I just do it yearly.  It works out to 25-33% for me either way I do it. 

Good luck!!!! 

You are correct
All cost of living has skyrocketed...everything.  Really think about it an IC making 0.12 a line and paying approximately 43-45% in Federal, State, unemployment, etc.etc... 
Anyone know how if possible to correct...sm
a document in Word and have the correction and the error show in some way so I can return to MT, and she can see the error and the correction.  Is it even possible to somehow correct, then get rid of the errors easily so I would then have a finished product???
You are right again but I think all of the MT's that are complaining on this subject need to realize that small to medium sized MTSO's like the one I run do not drive these situations. It is the overseas market that started this. They have been lowballing line rates just to get the work and it is terrible quality but hospitals and large medical facilities don't seem to care. That is why we do not market those places anymore. The problem is that our large national companies have jumped right into the mix by using overseas MT's and charging these drastically low line rates to get all the business. Then this affects the american MT's negatively and they get paid less. The whole problem is that I don't think it will change any time soon.

It's correct, there are not enough MTs, because

You are correct
The original poster asks us to visit "her" blog - but did that page look like a blog an MT would have set up quickly about this?

Of course not - the post is a slick gimmick to get people to believe it's a real money maker.

I for one ain't biting.
Actually, the correct way...sm
is from left top corner to the bottom right corner - diagonally.  It's the same with televisions, too. 
C would be correct..........*S*

May not be 100% correct but

Thought if there was a "right of survivorshp on deed" that it just directly went to you and so no probate is needed, also if a estate is under a certain amount, no probate is needed -- my folks did not have to be probated as it was under a certain amount.  Again, I could be wrong about some things. 

You are correct, but...sm
If the MTSO bids too low to pay his/her MTs a decent rate, then that MTSO will get what he/she pays for.

I know there are a million wannabe MTs out there who just want to make a few bucks a week working in their jammies who will gladly take 5-6 cents a line. Well, they can have it. My skill has been honed over almost two decades and I won't make less than I did when I started. I am a professional and set high standards for myself and won't compromise them.

The medical profession is famous for choosing the lowest bidder and someday it's going to come back and bite them in the behind.

When I choose a doctor or plumber or electrician, etc., I choose someone who can do the job well, has good references and a good track record of being the best in their field, not who happens to be the cheapest. Others I know who haven't done that and tried to save some $$$ with the cheap company found out the hard way that it wasn't usually cheaper after all was said and done.

I'm hoping the MT industry is learning that lesson now and comes back quickly to the respected profession it once was... I don't think I can stand it much longer if it doesn't.
IT = If. See, I can correct myself, if I want.
Yes, you are correct; it's 4/15. Sorry!
q.d. will never be correct if the MT SM

is transcribing for a JCAHO-accredited facility, not even in verbatim transcription.  If you do not know why, you probably need to look that up. 

If you cannot produce a 98% or better report by day #3 (and yes, this means you will type SLOWLY and CAREFULLY and LISTEN and USE FLAGS APPROPRIATELY) to get off QA review, then I maintain that your skills are not up to par to transcribe for most major services.  BOS or not, an experienced MT with 5 or 6 years of experience should be able to roll with whatever the style is at the job.

correct -
information may be compromised - this was pirated and Sheri is trying to get MTstars back and up again.
Yes, that is correct - sm

We will receive a message from you stating what your concern is.  We will then determine what action, if any, needs to be taken.


Not quite correct.
As per BOS 2, "The hyphenated form, follow-up is an acceptable alternative." See BOS 2 page 172. I am not sure what BOS 3 says as I don't own that one.
No, you are 100% CORRECT.
Was given would be correct
that is correct
CJ, you are correct
It doesn't have anything to do with AHDI. Units of measurement take singular verbs.

"Whenever subjects are units of measurement and express periods of time, amounts of money, distances, weights, or any other technical measurement representing a total amount, the subjects take a singular verb. On the other hand, when these subjects indicate a collection of individual parts, the subjects take a plural verb."

"7. Units of measurement take a singular verb when they refer to a collective entity and a plural one
when they refer to individuals."

20. When units of measurement for distance, time, volume, height, weight, money, etc. are used as
subjects, they usually take the singular verb form.
"Two teaspoons of sugar was all that the cake recipe called for."

see #11.

http://www.hf.ntnu.no/engelsk/staff/johannesson/111gram/lect15.htm "# Amount expressions treated as units of measurement require singular agreement (Fifty pounds is too much)."