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Posted By: sm on 2008-12-08
In Reply to: Physician Letter - HS

all means make it one. If she does not like the way you are typing them, she will be sure and let you know.

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do paragraph, then scan over it
I listen as I go along also.  It really gets to be quite easy.  To reread the report definitely would cost money.  I do a paragraph or so and as the doctor is shuffling papers or gathering his thoughts, not really dictating, I scan down the paragraph to make sure it is okay.
LOL! I love your last paragraph and sm
isn't it the honest to God truth!
Your first paragraph I agree with.
From then on- no. It is not our fault that healthcare costs so much. I can remember (telling my age here) when an office visit at the local doctor was $15- a physical was $30. The last time I went the total cost, including paying the lab separately for interpreting, was almost $400. Medical care has become big business like everything else. The problem is that MT's are not considered as part of the team in the way that nurses, physicians assistants, etc., are. Doctors would never get away with not paying benefits for the rest of their staff. Oh, they would if they could. Your last paragraph is true in the sense that if she cannot find what she needs she may have to CHANGE her career. The good work may be out there, but there is certainly not enough of it to go around.
Or a whole paragraph! Yes, I have actually cussed out loud!
We should get paid for this! It is our time and money!
Read this paragraph closely.....
She was hired as part of CBay's corporate social-responsibility experiment, and although the program reflects only a tiny corner of a vast industry, it has turned up an unexpected truth: Blindness seems to infuse the outsourcing transaction with a warmth and a mystique that the sighted often fail to see, almost as though outsourcing were made for the blind.

"It's our advantage, this imagination thing

Where's the company's corporate social responsibility to this country.........this just burns me up.......

now we know folks......is this ridiculous comment suppose to make those of us losing our jobs feel better?

"outsourcing was made for the blind"

It's this thread, 2nd to last paragraph (See Inside)
Quote from original post:

*It means no more benefits as an employee and I can't get health insurance on my own, but I did without for 15 years before that. I'll have to be an IC, but I have two IC positions and between the two is going to be more than okay financially and with taxes. Plus, I think I am going to have more time because I am not strapped to my desk for the same shift hours week after week. It should allow me to pursue a master's degree and have a life. *

You clearly state you are going to be an IC. Keystrokes does not hire ICs. I'm not picking your post apart; it's just the inconsistencies are pretty obvious and I'm more confused now than I was originally.

I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering what the heck is going on with these 2 posts that contradict each other.

SM for stacked versus paragraph form.

Stacked form would be:






Paragraph is :

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:  VITAL SIGNS:  Blood pressure 120/80.  HEENT:  Head is normocephalic... etc.

Hope that helps.

Ctrl+E centers the line or whole paragraph. nm
Helpful for me was to turn on paragraph marks (sm)
I was told that those are the "containers" for all the formatting codes. You can't see them, but sometimes if you have a tricky formatting problem, you can copy and paste a paragraph mark from one place to another and it quick-fixes problems.

Having the marks on there takes a little getting used to, but it didn't take long.
Is SOAP format always in paragraph form? *sm*

or is it common to transcribe headings within a SOAP report? For example, a SOAP report with a PE section?

Thanks in advance!

In IT, a paragraph is always in entry screen (from Wordpad). How do I get rid of this 4ever?
Can't you change it in Format/Paragraph/Line spacing like
Disgusted, your last paragraph is so true! Thanks for voicing it out loud! nm
Actually, it does check the body of a paragraph, but not the last sentence of a document....what'
The ones that I hate are where the doctor dictates a full line or paragraph,
and says, "No, wait, go back, change that."  Then you have to delete everything you already typed and retype the new dictation.  Some of these newer doctors do that to nearly every sentence.  By the time you finish the report, you've typed and erased half the report.  Do we get paid for that?  NO.  I don't get it.  We still have to pay for doctor visits if they misdiagnose us, then we have to pay for the subsequent visit to fix what they didn't diagnose the first time.  We should get paid by them for typing what they said, erasing it and retyping what they meant to say.  They're getting our wallets coming and going.
Chars aren't counted in gross lines. If you have a 4-line paragraph...sm
you have 4 gross lines, no matter how long or short the sentences are. A heading on it's own line is 1 gross line. A signature on it's own line is 1 gross line. The date at the top of a document on it's own line is 1 gross line. Anything on a line going from margin to margin is 1 gross line, no matter how few or many characters, or if there are spaces or not, even if there's only 1 character on that line like 'A' for instance. Does this  help? :)
You can set Word to not count blank lines by changing your paragraph style
to automatically double space after the paragraph.
ExtText by Dictaphone -- Word 2000 - won't capitalize when making a new paragraph or after lists?
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What is going on? It works fine in the Word version on my computer, but when it ties with ExtText, it "forgets" to capitalize. It is especially annoying with lists, and also at the first of paragraphs, I never had to babysit that before.

Any help? TX