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Invoice program - user friendly

Posted By: Rosepetal on 2007-06-14
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I currently use Abacus for line counting. I need a separate program for line counting and hourly work that is very user friendly. Any advice?

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I have WP 10 and I like it. User friendly. sm

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Very user friendly
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...I think you'll like it.  Good luck!
Yep, VERY user friendly...
You'll be up and running into no time. :-)
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very user friendly, productive ...
i was disappointed my lines didn't increase more dramatically over old system -- but there was an increase. I like it well enough i hope i never have to use another system. Maybe the 'decrease' in lines others report is due to messing around on the internet instead of working, as 2 minutes here and there really can add up...
software that is user friendly (sm)
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it stunk. Make sure you're getting to work on one that has the very newest version that came out this fall.
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are pulled in with a simple search.  I was making my minimum line counts by the end of the first week.
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One week of working on a new platform and I do not feel it is user-friendly
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I will be using a foot pedal - ? Transnet.

I'm using Meditech Magic now and I can't imagine anything being worse. 

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I would love to use MT Stars FlashCount for invoicing, although I cannot seem to find a solution on how to get the typed reports to the program without having to click on each one by the patients last name.  It would just be too time consuming and not worth it if that is how it needs to be done.  Is there a trick to this?  I do about 300 reports a week for 4 doctors (and I save all reports for about a month on my computer), so I am looking for the quickest and most dependable way to invoice. 

Thanks for any and all advice. 


I meant that you had to trust your line counting/invoice program, not the employer! :) nm
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10$ late if invoice is not paid within 10 days. At day 15 work stops until invoice is paid. Hardly
Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Turn User Account Control OFF
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Does anyone have any samples or know where I can obtain some. I have looked everywhere. I did a fill-in transcription job for the past week and now I need to submit an invoice, but I have never done one. Please help!!!
No, you don't have to invoice.
No, you don't have to invoice. They take the lines from the line counter which I have been having trouble with lately, don't know about you. It seems like I am doing an awful lot more work than getting credit for.
Their invoice
Did you use their invoice form? If not, he will not pay nor contact you saying why.
That 08/16 invoice was my last one...
She is in Florida and I'm not, so I can't stop by in person.  I don't have her phone number, but I can probably find it. Maybe that's what I'll try.
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I use Quick Books to do my invoice and do a total for each doctor in the clinic (one line each) it automatically put in the per line charge and enters th entire charge.  I also keet a spreas sheet for my 5 accounts (9 docs) and update it sometimes daily or weekly but keep track by day.  Since some accounts are charged different rates it keeps track of my monthly income and I can project by the 15th whether or not I will be able to eat the next month.  I then highlight each clinic at the end of the month and attach it to their invoce.  My accounts like that as it shows what doctor did on each day.  In my 18 years of doing this have never been questioned on any of my invoices. 



I keep a spread sheet going in Excel showing by date and doctor (I have 3 clinics, 6 docs) their daily line counts.   I do my invoices in Quick Books showing monthly totals by doctor for that clinic taken from my spreadsheet and print a copy of the spread sheet -- showing only their line counts and attach it.   I like the spreadsheet as it tells me if I am on target for the month, etc.  The Quick Book keeps my totals for tax time.   As I have said many time, the simpler for me the more time I can spend typing making money.  Any more questions, E-mail me and I will try and help with more details.   Patti



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Is it kid friendly?
pet friendly
I for one can identify with you.  Leaving my simon at home would be like leaving a kid at home!  For the last eight years we have planned most of our vacations around our dog.   I have found some of the greatest ones were groups of cabins on the lake (I am in Texas, so we have gone to tennessee, arkansas, etc) but I'm sure there are some close to you.  They have group cookouts, hiking, casino nights, soft ball, lots of fun stuff.  You might check something like that. 
Dummy invoice on its way. :) (nm)

I have always done it on invoice and letter
One letter and a reminder at the bottom of the invoice.  The letter should state the expenses issue if you don't feel that was taken into consideration before.  :)
Since you are an IC, don't you submit an invoice that...SM
your client should pay you from?  If that isn't how you're doing it, then you are an employee NOT an IC.  You are at the mercy of the MTSO.
transfer & invoice
I use PractiCount for line counting & invoicing. I've used Sylvan as well & I think PractiCount is way superior, plus it's cheaper. For one thing, you can drag & drop from a file tree. All the files you are counting don't have to be in the same folder. I found this annoying with Sylvan. PractiCount does everything Sylvan does, and then some, only better.

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Just be sure it is transcription friendly and
it has everything at your fingertips, i.e. doctor roster, automatic demographic fill-in, line cout accessible, one key to send and hopefully automatic download, good spell check, and me personally "could live without my ShortHand abbreviation expander. It works in all windows programs, so therefore I can use it on most all software programs.
My supervisor is very friendly and
personable, however, we have never met in person. We have "known" each other for years since we have both worked out of the same office a long time, he used to be an office employee, recently promoted.
submit invoice monthly, get ck
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This is my first account.   This is the format I'd like to use for my invoice.  I want to be 100% sure I'm not missing anything.  Thanks so much!  I'm open to suggestions.


My name, address, phone number

Due upon receipt



I would charge them for the itemized invoice -nm
When I use a subcontractor, I pay them as soon as their invoice is turned in to me.

I consider it a good business practice to pay the sub as soon as their invoice is submitted. After all, don't you expect the client your contract with to do the same for you. You really should have paid this $100 invoice long before now. You have no recourse and should consider this a lesson learned.

Personally, I don't think you have any business subbing out work if you're no more prepared to pay and, apparently, are careless with the information that your sub receives from you. You could also be considered breeching confidentiality if you're not having the sub sign some sort of understanding regarding the confidential nature of the work you're sending out.

attach a letter to your next invoice sm
Outline the reasons for your rate increase -- make sure they are BUSINESS reasons, not personal ones (I need to buy new shoes for my babies). Cite rising fuel costs if you pick up and deliver, cost of living increase, stuff like that. Tell them it will be effective something like invoice after next (depending on how often you invoice -- you just need to give them a reasonable amount of time to decide what they want to do) if you do not hear from them otherwise.

Now is a good time to look at your overall rate structure. Should you be charging them for things other than a flat rate per line? Trip charges? STAT charges? Waiting time charges? Clerical work, like digging up old reports that they lost?

If you think they might pull the ole "we never received that letter" trick, then send it to them certified mail or hand deliver it to whoever it needs to go to.
PRD is a DOS program. I don't think it work with Word, a Window's program.
It will count everything if you go in the settings and program it to. Good program!
Sylcount is an awesome and accurate counting program also. That will count everything if you "tell it to".
hometalkcafe.com might have one. Friendly bunch there.