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I agree. I used to finance mobile homes.

Posted By: ex bank lender on 2005-08-03
In Reply to: I have to disagree with you. Banks will finance - passing by

However, they had to be on a permanent foundation with the wheels removed, and the interest rate was scary.


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Mobile homes are many here in NC, and
they are not a good deal, IMO. Every tornado heads straight for them like they are magnetized, and they seem to burn down a lot. Now I had a townhouse that I lived in for 11 years, and I made quite a nice profit due to the fact they were attractive, had a bit of land and nice landscaping, and were in a good location. I think I paid $85,000, and sold it for $119,000 11 years later. Not bad for a townhouse.
I use Verizon mobile and the rule of thumb with mobile broadband is...
Basically, it will work whereever your cell phone will work.  If your too remote, it may not work, but I do know a lot of campgrounds like KOA offer Wifi, which means you should be able to pick up that signal too. You can always call ahead to the campground etc. I use mine going down the road for the most part but every great while going through the mountains I lose reception.  
I have to disagree with you. Banks will finance
trailers. I know, because I had a trailer several years ago and it was financed through a bank.
When I click on Taxes/Finance I'm taken to

We won't sell it from under them. Never. If they want to do a owner finance kind of thing, they w
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Dell will finance at a very reasonable rate, just bought one and my payment is $50 a month with no i
just start charging interest. I am using my IC job to pay it off. Medquist does furnish computer, Amphion furnishes but with a monthly fee that is refunded at the end of a year's employment, I think.
we did with 2 homes - SM
my only advice is to wait (if you can) until you can take advantage of 10% off or free padding plus 12 months same as cash deal (or if you open a new HD card for the 12 months free financing sometimes you get 10% off your first purchase). Hey, it adds up. Had both berber and plush installed 3 times by HD and they did a super terrific job - measuring, installation AND clean up. They did better than my mom's "professional" carpet business LOL for much, much less $$.
big homes do not mean
that a doctor makes a fortune. People who are wise with their money etc can have large homes too. Doctors do not make a killing doing what they do unless they have their practice plus teaching and research positions. They do make good money - but our problem is not them trying to bilk us out of ours. lets keep to the problem, due to what the doctors or hospitals considering off shoring our work for a bigger profit because of their expenses, we are losing out. Everyone wants to make money, many NEED to make money - does not matter whether you are a regular Joe, a hospital or a doctor - it is the way they have to go about it that sucks. Insurance, malpractice and otherwise, nonpayment of bills, equipment etc causes their complaints of not profiting on the work they do.

If the government would put a stop to the Pharma companies and research blockades etc, a little more normalization would occur. The only other thing is that they eventually will find that off shoring cost more when you add in the cost of editing and poor quality.

But then many big nationals off shore the work so the doctor do not see it.

Check out many of the web sites for all of them. you will find something on most on accepting applicants. And if you don't check out some overseas freelance sites, they advertise there. I will stick to the smaller ones and hope they do not go off shore as well.
Does anyone know if Nursing Homes have MTs? Thanks.

Nursing Homes
I used to work for a clinic consisting of 6 doctors and they dictated their nursing home visits along the rest of their dictation once a week. Good luck:)
My old country homes
In my home in Iowa, I have Hughes Net and seemed to do okay with it, although, as noted, lag times are a bit more than true broadband/high speed. At my SO's home in Missouri, it comes from some rinky-dink company called Midwest Data Center, although I'm sure they must get their feed from somewhere else. Again, for general surfing there is only a minimal lag time between page loads. However, when working via a VPN, I have had prolonged waits during anything that involves swapping data with the outlying mainframe. This would be cc's, demographics, and final saves on ExText and a couple other proprietary sites I've used. Being production oriented, if you get a lot of short 1-3 minute reports, the wait times really start to add up paycheck-wise. I'll also note that I've had very little trouble with audio files, although, again, a 25 minute report is going to take a bit longer to download than a DSL customer is used to. There have been a few VPNs over the years that I was not able to connect to at all and had to use my standby dialup; however, somehow they for the most part self-corrected in the last six months or so and now I can go pretty much anywhere I want to stick my little VPN. Hope this helps!
This is the only way my husband and I have sold our homes. sm
And it was very easy despite what naysayers may thik or say. My husband is very knowledgable with real estate law, so that helps us a great deal. He has all the forms you need on our computer, etc. He can communicate well with others, etc. He asks for earnest money and he does ask if they have already been pre-approved or if their house if for sale, etc.

Since I work from home and have a very flexible schedule, I can go anytime and show any one of our homes for sale.

You can definitely do it yourself. Don't be afraid and don't let others intimidate you. My parents "lost" 30,000 in real estate fees in Alaska. Basically, they went to an agent who put their house up for sale. The agent never showed up to the open house, my mom had about 15 people come and look that afternoon and she had no idea what to do. One of the guys who attended was an officer in the military who wanted a contract signed THAT DAY. My parents state that the only good thing her real estate guy did was provide an office for the paperwork to be signed. There was a high demand in her neighborhood at the time (about 3 years ago).

Transcription For Funeral Homes

Hi


Does anyone know for sure what type of medical transcription funeral homes would use?  I don't think they would be autopsies, but someone told me they utilize this service.


Any advice is appreciated.


Thanks....Kymee


I had the same problem. Our neighborhood is very close and there are a lot of homes.
I looked up the neighbor's phone number after I saw her name in tax records.  I called her and told her I was a neighbor and that her dogs were disturbing the peace. I told her she may not realize it but some people were sick or had small children who were resting at various times of the time and she could not leave her dog barking all day long.  I told her we were all talking about calling the police (which I had already done to establish the law and found out you cannot leave a barking dog in your yard in our neighborhood no matter what time it is according to the police) but I decided to phone her instead of bringing the police in at this point because she may not be aware of the dog's disturbing others.  She said thank you for calling and the dog has been brought in when it barks to go in.  Find out the guidelines from your local police department.  A barking dog is disturbing the police no matter what time of the day it is.
No way. I would run group homes for special needs folks and
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I actually hope these innocent pets get homes more than I care
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The prices of homes are high, but the RE taxes are a bit lower.
Welcome to the East Coast! There is really nothing "cheap" on this side of the US.

Good luck - hope you have a smooth transition!
I beg your pardon. I have elderly relatives in nursing homes who are constantly in and out of
hospitals.  The elderly especially need our reports to be ACCURATE, as nobody gives a hoot to "talk" about them, let alone doctors getting to actually know and remember patients. EVERYTHING about their acute care in hospitals is taken FROM THE PAPER MEDICAL RECORD, and also when they get bumped back to the nursing home.  The caretakers take ALL info from the transfer sheet.  Reality check for those who need help most - elderly who cannot rattle off their histories themselves.
rich skanks dress better and have nicer cars and homes.

If there are MTs losing their homes and can't get presents for their kids, they aren't living
Sheesh!
Nursing homes/care facilities aren't all they are cracked up to be (sm)
I have a sibling who just lost their spouse. Every time the spouse was in the nursing home, they became ill to the point of needing hospitalization. Dehydration? They weren't giving the poor thing fluids!!! Kidneys shut down and then they died.

I think I'd rather die before being put into a nursing home and I think I will add that to my advanced directives living will.
I just want to be mobile

I just want to be able to move around the house with a laptop, which I am still looking for a good deal on.  I am looking for a 17 inch screen.  What is your laptop?  Give me the specs please.


Thanks


KC


Mobile...
I have used ATT and with the $60 package you have unlimited use...It worked good for me.
Mobile Infirmary sm
Beth, where would you be moving from?  I did hear today that Mobile Infirmary bought Knollwood which is also a hospital in the Mobile area.  I don't know anything about working there, though.  I just accepted a position at Providence Hospital in Mobile and started today.
Mobile transcription
I am really just fishing here. I don't start this itinerate life until February, so I am hoping to here from more people who are out there on the road earning a living.
Mobile Transcription

Interesting question!  I own a small MTSO that is essentially a family business.  My Dad is retired, but does sales and bookkeeping for me.  My Mom is retiring August 1st, and she is planning on getting back into transcription, working for me.  They own a big RV and are planning on being "snowbirds" - living in Arizona for at least 3 months of the year.  The place they are going to is a big RV community which has WiFi internet, so they can both work remotely. I am also an avid camper, so we've been looking into remote internet options.


We explored the different satellite options, but it was very expensive initially for the equipment and the setup at each stop seemed kind of complicated.  The other problem was the upload/download speed - I can see why many services won't hire someone with satellite service.  We ended up going with Verizon Broadband access - anywhere I can get a cell phone signal I can get internet.  The speed isn't the greatest, but it works for us.


What I've found is if you work for a company that requires you to be logged on to the internet the whole time you are working, this option won't really work because of the connection speed.  However, we use a product called DocShuttle by Bytescribe that allows my staff to download the audio and disconnect, type the reports, and then connect and upload the documents.  It works great for that - I even have an employee who lives in the country where there is only dial-up available, and she works just fine like this.


It can be done - I've worked while camping several times this way.....


Mobile transcription
I have just heard from one person so far, and she just did this for about 6 months. I will keep in touch.


Mobile transcription
I'm a fairly new MT, and my husband and I are going to start living in our RV and traveling around the country moving about every 3 months. Is there anyone out there doing something similar? I'd love to hear from you.
I am mobile with a laptop and use a....sm
Microsoft Elite keyboard. Many years ago I started transcribing with my keyboard in my lap. This has served me very well and is the only way I work now, even at home at my desk. Ergononically, it is great with no stress on arms, neck etc. Just be sure you have the computer at the right height. Sometimes I have to put a few books under my laptop depending on the height of the chair I am sitting in. I love being mobile!
Mobile internet
I need to go mobile with my laptop so I can work away from home.  Anybody else out there who does this?  Any suggestions.  Good carriers?  Any advice greatly appreciated.  Thanks. 
Okay, I decided to try mobile

wireless internet through Verizon.  I currently have a Verizon cell and have no problem with reception in my home, so I'm hoping this is a go.  I also have a 30-day trial period, so I'll know for sure if I have any glitches. 


What I don't understand is this lingo about voice files, etc.  I'm on the Bayscribe platform, so any info would be greatly appreciated.  Please "dumb it down" for me, as I am not a PC person.  The lady that signed me up told me that the limit is 5 GB and that that generally means about 35,000 web pages a month.  How does this correlate to voice files?  Do I even use voice files on Bayscribe?  I'm assuming so since I have an audio player. 


At least I know if this doesn't work out, I can cancel and not lose anything.  Then I'll have to sign up for satellite, which is about $300 upfront and $60 to $90 per month for service.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Verizon will work for me.


Thanks for any info.


...and regarding the mobile devices (more information)
http://www.intel.com/business/casestudies/mckesson_integrated_digital_hospital.pdf

Ladies:  Looks like we should be investing in some of these companies...Intel/McKesson on cutting edge, and VOIP companies (we currently use a VOIP phone)...

If we can not make money in transcription, maybe we should invest in its future?

Quote:  "Medical Transcription will change more in the next few years than it has in the last 100."

It is an odd thing, but I actually like typing and will not like it when it is gone. 
Mobile Infirmary Medical Ctr
Have applied for a full-time MT job at Mobile (AL) Infirmary Medical Center.  Has anyone experience working for them?  I would appreciate any information, as this would involve a move for me.  Thanks in advance--
Mobile Infirmary Hospital
I don't know much about Medical Records except that they have a BIG turnover. Always hiring. Say a little a prayer before you except, it may be that it works out great for you.
Mobile home buying

Shop around for repossessed homes. I have a double-wide Palm Harbor that we picked up for about 60% of book. Yes, they do depreciate like cars, and some brands hold value better than others. Palm Harbor and Patriot seem to have the slowest depreciation rate, and do have pretty good records for storm survival (always remember, they have earned the term Tornado Bait honestly!)  Our home was barely lived in, with very little evidence of wear, and a great price.  Try to look for a repo-only lot - they are usually run directly by the mortgage company and if you have good credit, a good deal can be made, especially if they have had the home back for a while. They can also show you homes alreay set up in parks, or on lots of 1/2 to 1 acre or even more, and if you like the location, won't even have to wait for moving and set-up. Make sure they are able to demonstrate that the heat and air work properly, even if they are lot-set in a temporary sales lot. Don't know about AZ, but in Texas they do have to have certain warranties for roofs, appliances, etc. for at least 90 days.  New home dealerships often have some repos, but they are usually dogs to make you want the new ones.  Shop around, take as much time as possible (we stayed in contact with the repo dealer we brought from for about a year, and he called when he got in what he knew we were looking for) and you can find a deal, especially if you have great credit. We are way more happy with the mobile home we bought when we remember how little we gave for it. Stay away from Fleetwood, Shulte and SOUTHERN ENERGY (run-don't walk-away), unless they just give you one, then be prepared for problems anyway.  I am running on, aren't I? I just wish someone had steered me this direction in the first place.   21st Century Mortgage Company is a good lender for mobile homes. There are not many companies out there who still do trailers, but you can find them if you look. Hope this helps. Contact me if you want more info. 


My advice if you do buy your own is to get a laptop so you can be mobile. nm
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Lots of people are mobile.

Be sure that you're using a secured wireless network/hot spot. Your laptop should have the wireless card already installed, unless you're using an old model. Try Google search for VPN to learn more.


Most importantly--make sure it is allowed by your company!!


Sprint Mobile Broadband sm
I have been using this service for the last 3 months or so and would never go back to dial-up. However, be aware that there is a 5GB limit per month with any of the $60/month data plans offered by Sprint (starting next month), AT&T, and Verizon. I have been checking my usage, and even with downloading a ton of songs for my son's MP3 player, work, and occasional youtube type stuff, I am averaging about 3.5GB for the month. Also, check what service has the best coverage for your area. I went with Sprint because of the unlimited package they had at the time, but since that is going away, there is no difference to me in carriers except their coverage area. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me, and I can give you the website where I purchased my equipment. They have incredible customer service and even helped me get my modem switched out when it broke (my fault but I had the total protection plan on it, only $7 per month and well worth it).
Anybody use verizon mobile broadband?
Can you tell me anything about it? My dad is thinking about getting it and I wondered if I could use it at the campground they go to, but wasn't sure how it worked. Is there a limit to how much you can be online? Any info is greatly appreciated! TIA!
is this with a mobile home company by chance? nm
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Dragon Naturally Speaking v 8 Mobile
Is anyone using Dragon Naturally Speaking v 8 Mobile to download digital dictation from a recorder and convert into a transcribed document?  I saw where it claims to be able to take digital dictation from a recorder and automatically convert it to a typed document.
Mobile Infimary Medical Center
It depends on what department you are going into. Are you Medical Records MT? or Radiolgy MT?
using desktop computer mobile as a laptop

Anyone have an idea about using a desktop computer as a laptop?  I am wanting to take a roadtrip and I had a laptop that has a cracked monitor screen that I used a Belkin wireless internet PCI card in the side of it with WiFi internet connection.  Is there a way to use my physical harddrive and establish the same wireless internet connection with WiFi?  I do not have the same port that the laptop has on my harddrive that the Belkin wireless card fit into, but is there another card that plugs into the desktop harddrive that will have the same effect?  Thank you all.


 


Mobile PC card - no router required.

here is the section on Cingular's web site.  Sprint also has one.


http://business.cingular.com/businesscenter/solutions/wireless-laptop/modem-cards.jsp


If it's in your service area, DO NOT GET CRICKET MOBILE (SM)
My BF got it, and it's just horrid. It worked okay the first few days, then began dropping the signal, sometimes up to every 5-6 minutes, and you either have to call to get your signal "refreshed" or go thru the trouble of uninstalling and reinstalling the program.

It's only about $40 per month, but this is apparently one of those "You get what you pay for" situations.

I'm trying to warn everyone I can. We MTs work too hard to have to deal with this kind of aggravation.

Mobile broadband 5GB limit with ALL carriers
I signed up with Sprint last year when it was unlimited, and starting in July 2008, they put a cap of 5GB, which is what all the other carriers had done also. That said, if you are using the connection mainly for work, the cap should not be a problem. I downloaded a program that keeps track of my usage as well as use the Sprint site to check it occasionally. You can't be downloading tons of MP3s or watching a lot of youtube or other video things during each month, but it doesn't have to be completely avoided either.
Cingular and T-Mobile advertise prepaid plans.
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Questions - Working with Mobile Broadband Access

Hi ..


I need to set up to work away from home and am considering mobile broadband wireless. 


I would appreciate any information ya'll could give me - I know nothing about it, other than most service is 60.00/month ... specifically, what carriers and how much time does it get you? 


Thanks so much!  I have verified the major carriers provide coverage in the area I will need to be in. 


Merry Christmas!


point-of-care mobile devices - that is a bigger threat...

another excerpt: 

It is no longer a question of whether medical transcription will survive. The move away from traditional, free-text medical transcription is inevitable, given the improvements in speech recognition technology and natural language processing; the development of standardized templates through HL7ís CDA (clinical document architecture), ASTM schema, and other similar efforts; XML-based communication; and point-of-care mobile devices that will ultimately facilitate real-time documentation. And it is very clear that real-time, point-of-care documentation by the practitioner will replace transcription! This can already be seen in countries outside the United States that are developing direct entry, interactive, structured text documentation without going through all the evolutionary steps from traditional, free text transcription.


In a perfect world, the mobile devices will work perfectly..
It will only take a few big money malpractive suits and lawsuits against hospitals for this standardized text and free text to be proven to be inadequate documentation. Do you honestly believe Joint Commission and insurance companies will relax their standards for health care documentation? I could be very wrong, but I'm not throwing in the towel yet.
actually, they are boasting better quality care with point-of-service mobile devices...
as they (service providers) will have immediate access to all information on a patient throught a "MedChip" rather than have to wait for, you know, "people" (heaven forbid) to get old records, records which have too much information, etc. The system will eventually be world-wide as well, which that will take years and years, I am sure.

This is also to be used not only by doctors, but nurses, physical therapists, anyone who performs a service on a patient. They will have hand-held devices that do everything, document, code, bill.

I realize that will take years, but you can already see the 'growing pains.' Look at all the complaints about MQ. They are losing work because of the speech recognition. All the good, easy, clear dictation is being switched over. This alone seems to be 'weeding' out quite a few MTs.

There are supposedly over 400,000 MTs in the US.

I understand there is no going back, and technology is moving forward and eliminating jobs just as automation did; but excuse me for having some passion. I love this job.