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I cant get into Medquist site or companies. Did something happen to them.

Posted By: PAMT on 2005-12-06
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Go to the medquist site ...
at medquist.com and there is a box in the upper right hand quadrant called QNet. It is the website for employees. You have to register for it (have to have the information off your checkstubs) to have access. You can access information and even your paystubs, etc.

Several companies still train on site. In fact, we are piloting an on-site training sm
program, where everyone would come in to the Keystrokes office to train for 1 or 2 weeks. We have a large training room and feel that this may be a way to cover all aspects of an account, be right there to answer questions as they come up and have one-on-one contact.

It will be optional at this point and may not be more effective as remote training, but some people have expressed that they miss the training that you get when you start at a hospital.

We are trying to bridge that gap between working in-house somewhere and working at home.

It may seem out-dated in many ways, but sometimes going back to basics is a good step to take!
Companies OTHER than Medquist and Spheris
Good morning. I was wondering if any of you MTs work for a company other than MQ and Spheris and would be willing to share with me the company and any pros and cons. I would like to hear about work-at-home companies only, though. Thanks for any information!
Any other companies utilizing DocQScribe other than Medquist
Anyone know?
that can happen at a perpetrative site....sm

10 years ago, I used to get the blue screen of death when I went into certain chat places (perpetrative ones).  They (hackers/crackers/website owners who are perpetrative) can cause a computer a blue screen of death.  A reboot usually fixes it and it usually is fine.  Did he go back to the same website when it happened a second time?  Myspace is full of perps, by the way, so my suggestion would be to stay out of there while on your own personal laptop. 

Just my 2 cents. 

Has anyone else had this happen any companies you worked for>??

Just wondering if anyone else has had the company they work for decide to pay less money, in this case 1 cpl less, if you don't make your minimum line requirement?  I have never had this happen until now.  Its not just me, this will apply to everyone.  What do you all think?

And that will happen right after the companies who hire...
these illegals finally start getting punished by breaking the law that says they canNOT hire illegals! The whole term "illegal" has taken on quite a new meaning, hasn't it? Just refers to the US citizens these days, I guess - get caught speeding get a ticket. Get caught creeping into our country, get amnesty. Such a world this has come to!!!!
And watch it happen that companies prefer RMT over CMT!
Not sure, but had something similar happen to me to, I ended up changing companies...
The telephone company I had was for unlimited calls, long distance and regional calls. Everything was fine for about 3 months and got a letter where they were disconnecting my service because they said I had used it too much. I called them and stated to them that it wsa for unlimited minutes and they just said sorry, they were discontinuing my service. Luckily I was moving anyway and the new area I moved to has cable. Might check into another telephone service. Good luck.
I hope this applies to companies like Medquist. I hope there
isn't a way they can get around it. I REALLY hope.
Where can I find the web site for getting thru to companies without waiting for hours?
I used to have it and really need again. Thanks!
MedQuist board is now set up. See Medquist link to the left.
Link is also below.
I have noticed sometimes I will try to get into a web site and that site will freeze up and I dont

know if I have too many screens opened up and minimized or what. I tried to open a website sent by email and froze up the email screen. Not sure what I am doing.

I subscribe to another web site and within the boards on this site they have

Would anybody be interested if adminstrators would allow us to have this type of board or even put it on the main board.  Like on this other board they tell you to go to a certain web site for a coupon for 20% off Barnes and Noble or when Target has reduced prices on seasonal things.  Anybody got ideas or bargains they would like to share to save money?   We could call it the MT Stars penny-pinchers board.

MT companies negotiate with the insurance companies until they get what they want

It is strictly up to the agreement between the employer and the insurance company.  Your new employer can tell you what the pre-existing clause is in your new policy.  Some require proof of insurance for the past 12 months.  It may say something like if a diagnosis has not been made NOR treatment received within the last __ months.  Not good when companies negotiate with a pre-existing clause in order to get a lower rate.  Better check with your HR with your new company before doing anything.  It really gets hairy !

MedQuist NE

Would appreciate specifics about why people say to stay away from the northeast offices of MedQuist.  What region is a good one?

Quit last job and would appreciate any info about a good company.

Thank you




It was enlightening to read your Imail - Email??  I'm just as confused as you are.  - and I was ready to throw in the towel(or something).  I have been doing this almost 12 years also.  The changes being made are baffling - but since it has been a great 12 years so far, maybe a few more months will be best at this point.  I am old enough to know that change can be painful at times.  Since I love this work and feel as though I accomplish something in the process I am going to stay with it, thanks to you.  To make things worse, I have been on vacation for a while.  Who knows what's going on since I left.  May need to take a course in transcription.  Oh, oh I started the sentence wrong, didn't I. - Is that 1 point off or 2 (or is it two?)  Good grief!!


RSVP and have a good day.

I'm not surprised.  Getting a raise is like pulling teeth out of a lion's mouth - it just doesn't happen easily at all.  You have to beg for a raise at MQ and even when you do ask, you either get ignored or put off.
QA for MedQuist

I am considering becoming a QA for MedQuist instead of a transcriptionist for them.  does anybody have any experience doing this for MedQuist and, if so, any advice?  Should I do it?  Is it profitable?



QA for MedQuist
i really would rather not say, i'm just wondering myself if anybody had experience in this position.
Radiology (I know, I know - they're awful and foul and terrible and bad and icky according to others so I'll go ahead and flame myself here:  )....but it sure works as a company for me!
not according to MedQuist
If the doc says cc, they want cc. I learned this after converting to mL for about two weeks.

As I have said before - I am busy UNlearning everything I learned in school....oh well.

Dear Duck, Dear MQMT, and Dear MQ Slave:

I would like you to collectively pull your heads out of the 14 feet of sand that they are in and do a search on this MTStars website about the r-e-a-l-i-t-i-e-s of MedQuist.   Your comments are would be hilarious if they were not so sad and profoundly ignorant.   Do the search.  Then, gosh, you might know what the fuss is all about, goobers. 

More on Medquist
'Wondering why everyone hates MedQuist. I have worked for them for six years and I haven't had any problems.
I'm not management, just wondering.
I don't have my HEAD IN 14 FEET OF SAND. I have seen some changes. I'm not ignorant. That's why I got a full-time job at a hospital that will allow me to work at home and kept MQ as part-time. I just don't believe/take as gospel everything that folks say
GO medquist
Did they give you any reason why they fired you?
Hey I just wanted to offer my sympathies. I worked in a hospital office for MQ and we got paid by the report. Then mq hired people at home who would dial in whenever they wanted to and type the short work and leave the long ones for us. What a nightmare it was. I felt like I was going to have a breakdown and the woman sitting next to me was wearing a holter monitor, ha ha. Anyway, good luck, I'm looking to.
MedQuist - changes

I have been with Medquist 5 years as a subcontactor.  Times they are a changin....I would like to know what some of the other girls are doing and is this change for the better?  I am very confused about the whole deal.  I have always enjoyed working for MedQuist and would like to stay on, but I am a bit concerned.  Is this standard in the way of the way transcription companies work.  MedQuist is the only large company I have worked for other than the hospital of course and for myself.

I am going to try it for a few months as well and see what happens. I worked hard this year training on op notes and a very hard account. I am just now starting to get my production back up to par and nothing to where I need to be. I would hate to leave all that. Plus, Medquist provides my equipment and I would also like to try out the 401K. I have no investments either other than some dolls and collectibles that I have been buying over the years and I can't live on that. Let me know how you do? Not that I have been making any incentive pay lately anyway, but it sounds like it will be very difficult to do so. My base rate stayed the same, but it is low due to the fact that my production has been down, so I need to get that up. If I understand right, you can discuss increases with your supervisor and then produce so much for two consecutive pay periods and go from there. I am on the highest tier, but low base rate because of my production in June, July, and August. I need to concentrate on getting that up and trying for 1500 lines a day that would provide a little incentive I guess, but hard on the neck and shoulders.
I strongly advise anyone working for Medquist to actually sit down and do the math on the new incentive plan. I have been through it forward and backward and come up with the same result, less money for the same amount of work.

Please explain what I am doing wrong. I used this formula.

I based 1200 lines a day for 12 days (average pay period in a bi-monthly pay period. On the old incentive plan, this many lines would put you at an extra 1.5 cents per line. The new plan give syou only your base pay for this. If you go over 1200 lines a day then you make added incentive ONLY FOR THE LINES OVER THE 1200, not for the entire 1200. The base pay was only 1/2 cent a line more. So there is the benefit to this?

I would realy appreciate an explanation as to why my figuring is incorrect.


I heard something about Medquist going to 1 office.  Does anyone know more?

I am just starting with MQ and am happy to hear that someone is happy with them. Are you still? I've been reading all negative things..
Iwork for the California office and they have recently done an update. One of the things changed was the ability to regulate the speed of dictation. A big help to me.
MT for MedQuist
I actually posted to the board for general questions, so I don't know how my question ended up on this board. I would be working as an MT. I have been an independent MT for 3 years now, so I know it will be a change. I was just wondering how it is to work for Medquist as an MT, i.e., plenty of steady work, great communication, etc.?
Do you work there? Just wondering since last week I was speaking to my production supervisor who told me that eventually they would be completely ASR. The majority of the work I was getting was ASR. It is getting there, slowly but surely. Why don't you ask somebody there. Some people can't see the truth if it hits them in the forehead.
Anyone out there work for Medquist and can give me some info on the pros/cons of working for them? Or...suggest a company to work for.
No, it is not w/ Medquist. It is w/ a smaller co. nm
I said MediSCRIPT, not MedQUIST..nm
MedQuist I-mail

What's the deal with changing the way we get our e-mail?? I got the memo about opening a browser and typing


but I can't get that to work any way, shape, or form.  My helpful CSC said "Call Atlanta."  I have been on hold for over 1/2 hour, listening to their hideous Muzak.   Can anyone tell me how to access my e-mail???

Medquist I-Mail
Geez - sure glad I checked the boards tonight - I'm lost. I've received no memo regarding a change in I-Mail but sure was wondering why I hadn't received anything since 6/20. Did you get a memo via "slow mail" or through your I-Mail & when did you get it - today? I checked my I-Mail earlier this evening before coming on here & still had nothing. Thanks to you guys - guess I'd better hop onto Medquist.com & find out what's going on. Talk about "good communication!" Personally, I never wanted to use I-Mail because of having to access it through IE, have had trouble off and on with access working then all of a sudden not working (occurring before this incident) & really hate the thought of trying to figure something else out in order to get an e-mail from Medquist. Anyhow - thanks for the heads up - I'll check out Medquist.com & see if I can figure out what I have to do this time - then will inquire as to why I didn't receive notification of such.
Medquist.com - QNet
Well, continuing from my message above - maybe I've been let go & they haven't told me yet - not kidding. I have received no memo regarding change in I-Mail, so, per your message, went to Medquist.com, QNet, then your message said to follow the links - what links?? I-Mail only took me to my I-Mail registration site- nothing new, changed, or new information. Tried a couple of other sites & got absolutely no where!! Geez - I only thought I was lost - now I'm totally baffled & don't know where to go from here! Guess I could try voicemail, but, there again not sure who or whom I should call as personnel changes have been made & I have no clue who to contact nor extension to call! Hopefully, getting in touch with who I think is and/or was my MT Supervisor will get me some help, although voicemail received today was from one of the new supervisors - my new supervisor? I, again, have no clue. Any other suggestions anyone?! As all of my "familiar" leadership & support over the last 12 yrs has now disappeared, I'm just about ready to call it quits myself. A fiasco & confusion such as this, which in the overall picture is minute, would never have occurred to begin with under their leadership. I truly believe I'm not the only one who has no clue as to what is going on simply regarding I-Mail, which makes me wonder who knows what is going on with anything. Getting too scary for me with no one knowing, or admitting to anything, & communication diminishing to nil. I'm done trying things tonight (well,this a.m.). Will await getting a "memo" (i.e. still nothing), and go from there !!!
Medquist mail
I accidentally deleted my e-mail telling me how to check my mail under mail.medquistmail.com. When I try that address, I dead-end. Anybody have a step-by-step that works or is the system down?
MedQuist v Spheris.

For those who have worked for either or both companies my question is:  Which is better to work for, MedQuist or Spheris?

Curious in KY...

Medquist bonus

You must be an IC.  I have never gotten a bonus, or a dime extra from Medquist, not even for working weekends, holidays, or nights and I've been there 8 years.  Getting a raise is a joke, too.  They are stingy.  If you get a bonus, count yourself lucky.

MedQuist is simply...
The greatest medical transcription company on the planet.
If you work for MedQuist...
I just received the computer today. I thought it was going to be JUST a computer. I had no idea they were sending a monitor, speakers, headset, pedal, etc. I'm feeling quite a bit overwhelmed because this is a second job for me. Is this stuff to be used ONLY for Medquist work? Is it okay to not use some of their stuff? I mean, my pedal, speakers, and monitor are just fine. Where would I find the room for two of everything?

The manual keeps talking about a modem. On the phone I was told they wanted me to have high-speed internet access. Am I correct to assume then that I won't need a modem for anything? I certainly hope so because since going high speed we got rid of our phone and went to cell phone only.

I'm also feeling very overwhelmed looking through the big manual. My training starts on Thursday. How am I ever to learn everything in that manual by then? They haven't confirmed my start date but I'm thinking possibly as early as this Sunday. Please tell me I'm not the only overwhelmed by all the stuff that was sent.

Anyone heard of MedQuist?
Need info STAT!
Speaking of MedQuist
I got a check today for $114.60 and I haven't worked for them in over 2 years.  Well, I do appreciate the check. LOL
Any heard of Medquist
I have worked for them for six years and have never had any problems. Maybe it all depends on which one you work for. Still work for them part-time as a statuatory.