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I have been trying to locate info on this for awhile...sm

Posted By: THANKS on 2006-10-18
In Reply to: I've never heard of this? - Emily Ayn

I always get annoyed because I have partial hearing loss and use closed captioning and the spelling is HORRENDOUS. I always said I want to transcribe that stuff!! Please share info if you can!!


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Looks like I am using all the quick keys you do ... any others used out there? Thanks!
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He laid down for awhile, but he just did not seem to be able to navigate or walk because of the dizziness


HELP PLEASE !!!  I can never get this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


I was on PeaceHealth for awhile SM

For the most part, it was a very easy account.  There were a few dictators from you know where (like anywhere).  Just ask for several samples from each of those docs.  If you call the people working in the evenings, they were always very helpful when I needed a sample and would fax it on over.  The QA ladies are really great and very helpful, so do not by shy about asking them questions.  They know those few dictators are horrible and know most people have a terrible time with them.  I think you'll like the account.  If you go to the PeaceHealth website that have a really great physician directory.


Good luck to you!


Chickadee


It's been awhile, but can the help file or
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I get one every once in awhile that sounds as if

he has a mouth full of thumb tacks.  If that isn't bad enough, his grammar is horrid.  He says "patient doesn't have no swelling."


Geesh.


It's be awhile since using my C-phone,
I think there is a memory chip that wears out after awhile. I had a C-phone but I had to reprogram every time I unplugged it and I think this is what I was told. Hope this helps....
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 but have no idea what they have to offer newbies...just have patience and stay strong, you will find the right fit.


GOOD LUCK!


 


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That would be his mug shot when he was arrested quite awhile back..nm
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Awhile back there was a job posting for a typist to do closed-captioning TV show transcrips...sm

does anyone know the name of that company?  Any information would be appreciated. 


demographic info is not the only info ...sm
protected by HIPAA, as we all know. I saw that ad too and was surprised to see it. Any identifying info is considered Protected Health Information, including diagnoses, tests, etc. This MTSO should have known better than to ask for that.
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Because MT is a tiny community and we share the misery well.


I understand what you're saying (and it sucks to be in the situations you were in) but I do believe that if we are adequately vigilant we'll know what we need to.  OTOH, then there's me, and I don't care what they do as long as there's work.  So I get where you're coming from.


I just would like to see an end to the destructionist thinking about MTSOs and MT in general.  :)


Good discussion!


Have you tried looking for the info
on QNET? Might be available there.
I have info on them...
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