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I'll check with Dept of SS on that and

Posted By: notfeelingyourpain on 2008-02-25
In Reply to: Let's drop this - doxie

let you know if it's illegal. My guess is that those restrictions on your income after you retire aren't just put in there to fill blank spaces.  They're there for a reason, and if you thought they were so legal, why are you asking discreetly on this board for suggestions to get around your situation.  If you only wanted info on becoming an IC, you would have just asked for it instead of supplying us with the dirty details. 

I apologize if I seem a little offended at your morals.  I certainly wouldn't suggest that you leave your grandchildren in the street, but I would think there are legal ways to solve this situation, and perhaps some of the people on this board wouldn't have gotten so upset had you just asked for suggestions on your situation rather than how to work the system.

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check with the dept of labor...sm
they might be able to handle it for free
Check out the nearest HIM dept
longer a huge secret - they are demanding rates that US companies cannot give them and they have no qualms about going offshore.  If the US companies can't accomodate them, they go straight to the outsource.  You can live with your head in the sand all you want, but it's happening every day at hospitals around the country.  Look at the state of our healthcare system.  Hospitals are closing down.  Surely you don't think transcription costs are at the top of their priority do you?  They're just looking for cheap and with the economy the way it is, it's not looking any better for MTs any day soon. 
I send one quarterly check to the Dept of Treasury which --sm
distributes to appropriate categories. I also send a separate check to NC Dept of Revenue for state taxes.
I'll check it out and try it. Thanks for your help!


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I'll have to check for the red Q...sm
Honestly it doesn't make sense to me that it is allowed at all.  It seems to me that the fair and professional thing for a company and all MTs to do would be to take the oldest jobs first.  I don't understand allowing MTs to not type all reports.  Sure, you bet I could be more productive if all I did was ER reports and could skip all the OR and psych, but someone has to type them. 
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If you check the archives you'll find
this same question has been asked numerous times, but basically most have felt it a waste of time and wouldn't recommend them. 
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Thanks ... guess I'll have to check it out some time ... like I need to find more ways to goof of
Give them a week's written notice...I'll be leaving xx/xx, please forward final check to . t
why would you have to say anything else?
When you have a good QA dept, this isn't a
I've been an MT for 28 years. The first 20 years, we didn't have such a thing as QA per se. The office manager might have read a report or 2 a year at best. The last 8 years have had a great QA crew, and I have learned and relearned a lot. I am always very thankful to get the feedback. Perhaps these MTs you are referring to aren't quite as lucky as I.
You can also go to the Dept. of Labor. (n/m)
your QA dept is incorrect....

from whonamedit dot com and when it's a proper name and you have to put *non* in front of it - you hyphenate..non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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Try to talk to someone within MR Dept.
That kind of info wouldn't be easily found out unless you actually know someone in MR Dept, HR, Personnel, someone with knowledge of what happens around there. Our local xray techs actually know what one of our hospitals do with their transcription.
If you have a good QA dept
they shouldn't mind helping you fill in those blanks. Make copies of all the reports you get back if their from a particularly difficult dictator and used them for future reference. Most QA I know love to help people so I wouldn't hesitate to ask for their assistance.
Dept of Consumer Advocacy........nm

When I got into this field 17+ yrs ago, not one MT in our dept had gone to school. s/m
You could hear the 6 of us clanking on our IBM Selectric clear down the hall. I was one of the youngest going to college where I earned an A+ in Eng. 101 and 102. I had a little bit of doctor's office experience (6 months). Luck didn't have a thing to do with me becoming an MT at 18. God blessed me with ambition, the desire and ability to learn, a love for the job, and a touch of intelligence didn't hurt either. I learned hands on, which sometimes is the best way. In a year, I was receiving commendables on my evaluation. I'm not trying to sound arrogant. I just want people to know that they can learn if they have drive and the passion to do it. Heck anything can be conquered with those two elements. Trust me... I was ranked nowhere near the top 10 of my class.
Hey---Nowadays we NEED a Dept of Pubic Health!!
As a former supervisor of Mayo's Transcription Dept.
I can say that, yes, they continually run ads whether they are hiring or not.  HR keeps resumes on file and refers to them as they need to fill a slot.  Mayo is not the easiest place to work.  Incoming MTs have to go through pretty rigorous training and you have to have 3 passing QAs before you can work out of the home.  Many of the dictators are horrible due to their very thick accents or racing dictation methods.  It's been a while since I've worked there, but when I did, I know that their word processing system was rather cumbersome and required a lot of mouse work and their Expander wasn't very good either.
Applied to Medical Records Dept ...
... second shift position.
From NY Dept of Labor, exam is required sm

Link included but excerpt here ---


Minors can obtain employment certificates or permits from the school they attend or from the superintendent of schools in that area. The paperwork required include:

Written permission from a parent to work. (There are exceptions for minors considered to be emancipated by school authorities)

Proof of age, either a birth certificate or some other document at least two years old that satisfies the officer issuing the certificate;

A certificate of physical fitness to assure that the young person is in sound health and that the work will not impair his/her physical condition.

School medical doctors or physicians designated by the Department of Health give physical examinations. Otherwise minors may obtain a certificate of physical fitness from their own doctor. Minors from neighboring states who seek work in New York can use a certificate issued by a physician in their home state. Physicians who find that a youth age l4 to l8 is not physically fit for some occupations but may engage safely in other types of work, can issue a certificate of limited physical fitness.

I have never worked where the MT dept was anywhere near the charts, for that reason.
It's been my experience in different hospitals that MT dept is NOT the MR dept. Different wings, different supervisors, different workers. As a hospital MT I never had access to the charts. But since you said you went upstairs to do this, it sounds like your facility is the same.

Well, we can write to the Dept. of Labor's Apprenticeship people
and tell them that the AAMT's proposal is not what MTs want, and that the AAMT has only a very tiny percentage of MTs as members.  If a lot of people do this, then the Dept. of Labor might think twice about the proposal, especially if everyone gives reasons.
I think that Health Dept needs a class in black widows
I guess you never worked in a medical records dept? LOL