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One suggestion for those signing the petition - (sm)

Posted By: Make your signature COUNT! on 2007-04-03
In Reply to: Petition to keep medical records from going overseas! - ConcernedMT

I just went to it to see how many signatures there are. There are a LOT. The only problem I see is all the "Annonymous" signatures. That makes the petition less powerful, and if I were the one receiving it, I would have to wonder just how many times a single person could sign it as "Annonymous". So show some chutzpah, people! A lightning bolt is not going to come out of the sky and strike you down simply for signing your name to a petition. This is America, remember? Please use your NAMES, not a cop-out.

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OK, we don't see anybody signing off as....
Former housekeeper, former waitress, former bartender, former secretary.  As stated before, former bank manager was using her moniker to give credence to a post about finances, and the new board format carries your name to the next post.  Really, it's nothing that should make you feel any less self worth.
The MDs are the one signing the documents and
attesting to their accurateness. Not the MTs.

signing in for work

Some companies will verify that you aren't 10 minutes late connecting to their system and downloading from the pool, etc.

ROFL.....Shouldn't you be signing your posts
as Dr. MT????

OMG What a hoot!!
Vonage. Huge problems just signing
up, so does not bode well. I have no idea why I didn't hang up with the customer service rep - they could NOT understand one letter I was saying. But I have such high LD bills, not due to work, just relatives being out of state. Then my credit card got messed up 3 x as rejected, when it was fine. Then I found out about 911 and that slight problem. So I called back and cancelled my order. Needless to say, they hit my credit card today and my intro package to set up arrived as well. So, now I am tempted - are they worth all the bother? My bill will be $28.41 set each month, which sure beats MCI which runs about $80, as well as Verizon Freedom Plan, which always cost me $90+. Does Vonage itself work well? Anyone?
Well, signing off for the night. It sure looks to me like MTs have higher IQs than average!.

Thank you for starting this! I have been thinking of doing the same, but did not know how to go about it. You are terrific! I signed it and sent the link to everyone I could think of. This is awesome. Let us keep our fingers crossed (not while typing) that it works!
RE: Petition

I signed the petition because I know firsthand how outsourcing has affected my job.  I have lost over 5 accounts and losing my last one due to India.  I have just been offered a position to go back in my field of billing that I did 12 years prior to the four I have done in transcription.  I am not at all eager to go back into the office, but I have no choice.  This field was wonderful four years ago with so much work that my head spin, but now there is nothing all because of Nationals and outsourcing because they- DR- saw a cheap way out thinking that this was better.  In fact, from what I hear, it is worse with all the editing.  Such a shame this field has gone to the DOGS!!





Maybe we can get a petition going here too? nm

The petition may be more about...

her medical info being leaked to gossip papers.  A question was raised about this on the Gab Board under 'Question about med records, privacy and the law"  and explains the issue in a little more detail. 

please sign this petition...

I received this from my sister, please pass it on. It is very important. It may not be LEGAL, but it is important... just click on the link, then click on the sign petition...let's make our voices heard on this issue...please also pass it on...

Mastectomy Bill in Congress:
It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important...please take
the time and do it really quick!

Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important legislation for all

Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever
a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those
times. If you are receiving this it's because I think you will take the
30 seconds to go and vote on this issue and send it on to others you know
who will do the same.

There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which
will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital
stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the
"drive-through mastectomy" where women are forced to go home hours after
surgery against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia
and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a
petition drive to show your support. Last year over half the House
signed on.

PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You
need not give more than your name and zip code number.

Regarding Petition Post

I wrote to an official in office, a few days ago, about out-sourcing.  Trust me there are many concerned people who do not know about personal information going off United States soil.  Anyway, here is the response I received back just today.  MTs, we have to stick together and stay strong on this one!  There may be hope yet.

Greetings,  Thanks for taking the time to contact me regarding your concerns about out-sourcing medical records beyond our country's borders.  I appreciate you bringing this important issue to my attention.  I will forward your very valid concerns for consideration. We have a responsibility to protect personal information and medical records.  So many loopholes!!!!!  Thank you again and have a Happy and Holy Easter Season.  Mauree G.

She also sent me a second E-mail asking that we keep this topic alive in our field.  We can do this.  Yes we can!  Write to your state representatives.  Trust me they don't know what is going on, but they do listen.  I pointed out that if we work from home in the U.S. that we also save our earth.  We are not using gas to travel to other jobs, ect.  There are many, many valid issues here.  Just take a few minutes and type out a quick note to your representatives. 

Petition Post
I agree with all you have said and I do value your opinion. I just thought I would give it a shot. Maybe if enough of us stand up and shout someone with the right amount of $$$$ will hear us. I have also spoken with an attorney who knows others with $$$$ who promised to spread the word. I just cannot sit by and do nothing. I need to know that I gave it my best shot. Wish some big media company would pick up our story and carry on with this fight. I was wondering if there are any New York MTs here? The wife of an official running seems to have great concerns in regards to healthcare issues. I think this would make a great topic for debate in the upcoming elections.
Also sign this petition and have your
family & friends sign it as well. It offers you the option of sending it to your representatives and senators too:

Petition to keep Kaysar, please sign. sm


Immigration - Please sign the petition!

Two Border State Governors Declare Illegal Immigration State of Emergency



Petition to keep records in USA - Pass it on!

Sign petition and letters to Representatives and President.


Petition to Congress about outsourcing...sm
medical records.  http://www.rallycongress.com/support-fo ... formation/
get error when computer signing on c:progra-1SOFTWA-1soproc.exe "windows cannot find file"

Anyone know what this means. It comes up every time Istart up computer.  Did a Google on it and cannot find anything  TIA.


Well then sign the petition and help make a difference!
Petition to keep medical records from going overseas!
If you have concerns about losing your job to offshore transcription companies, please sign this petition, http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/medrecords.  Ask your friends and family to sign it if they have concerns about their private information being sent overseas.  If they don't want their medical records sent offshore for transcription, ask them to sign it too.  Its going to all of the big-wigs in DC, and the sooner the better.  If we all stand up together, we can fight offshoring in our industry (some?), save our jobs, and protect our private information!  http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/medrecords
We should start a petition, sign it, and send it to AAMT, and all other associations
who are making plans for our future...
I also blew some money signing up with Quixtar... The only way to make any money is to bug everyone

you know into signing up.  I felt like a snake oil huckster.  I hated it.  I was flushing money down the toilet from the moment I handed over my money. 

RUN, do not walk away!  I do an entirely different side business now that I really love (in addition to my MTing, which I also love!)  Find something you're good at and that you truly love doing.  Then make a business out of it.  That's the best way to have a side business.  Selling discount toilet paper through Amway/Quixtar?  Not so much. 


I wouldn't be surprised if I've worked for the same company you work for.  I refuse to spend hours looking for something that may be near, if not impossible, to find.  The company and the dictator must have some responsibility for names and demographic information. IMHO we are paid to know what goes in between the demographics and the signature.  You have 2 choices here:  1)  Move on to another company that understands the concept of medical transcription or 2) If the problem is difficult dictators, take the time to learn them and become proficient in doing them.  Once you've mastered that, you'll be surprised that your production will actually increase as most of them have a pretty limited vocabular and they are likely to say the same thing over and over.  Save a copy of everything you can like the ROS and PE in a macro or your word expander and each time you do them  you will pick up a word or 2 until pretty soon you'll have the whole thing down pat and can just edit it for any changes.  Of course if you're lucky your QA will send you a copy of the report with the filled in blanks but don't necessarily expect it even if you ask for it.

Hang in there.  You can control your paycheck,  you just have to be willing to do whatever it takes even if it means finding another employer.

Just a suggestion....try going to
Universal Studios.....My sister lives in that area and always gives us season tickets to the different attractions.  When my son was younger, we would go to all those great places.  My preference has always been Universal Studios.  Great rides and attractions and the time spent waiting in line is WAY less.  You did say the Daytona 500 right?  Isn't that in February or March?  During that time of year just be prepared for massive crowds.  Hope you have fun.  I've included my email; I'll have my sis check out some places for you. 
Suggestion for you
Have you ever tried a keyboard skin?  They are made specifically for your make and model keyboard and I love mine.  I would probably have about 20 lbs. of cat hair stuck under my keys if it weren't for mine.  They also quiet the "click" of the keyboard, which I like.  They are very popular in police cars-- guess it keeps the coffee and donut crumbs out! 
Just a suggestion
Try Horizon Bank, they work with people with lower credit scores
my suggestion

Which is not Holy Grail 

ANESTHESIA:  Intravenous sedation in the form of 50 mg of Demerol and 75 mcg of fentanyl

Another suggestion
If you haven't already, I would certainly check all my Internet connection settings as this could make a difference if something is checked/not checked within your own settings.

Personally, I would first start by checking in Outlook Express, click on Tools, Options, Connection, Change,
Connections, Settings, Properties, Options, go down to Redialing Options, Idle Time Before Hanging Up, and choose Never in the drop down box. If this is not checked, perhaps this might make a difference.

Let us know what you find out, ok? :) Best of luck.
here's a suggestion
Since you already have one good account and have had that account for a number of years, perhaps you could put a 'bug' in their ear that you are looking for more work? I know doctors talk and sometimes I've landed accounts just by word of mouth from people I'm already working for. In other words, the doc hears another doc talking about needing an MT, etc., and then your name gets thrown out. Otherwise, it usually does just seem like you have to be in the right place at the right time. Don't give up!
Another suggestion, if I may? sm
emptyMT offers some great suggsetions! And, you can always use the old standby......a Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. There are always lots of guys around those and they're also very, very helpful!

Good luck, hon!
whose suggestion? .....sm

all we have to do is convert our massive growth of corn in this country into fuel.......and then we wouldn't have to tear up the Pacific NW-Alaska territories and then we wouldn't be so DANGED DEPENDENT on the MIDDLE EAST for oil.......

I also think Canada has a ton of oil and they are our friends - we should be doing far more oil business with Canada - where our dollar is better than theirs - and give them more business than we do now.

CORN is a surplus in this country........and can continue to be.

Another suggestion
Since you have little ones (boy, do I remember those days!), have you considered setting your schedule to accommodate their needs? Maybe you could try working early mornings and late evenings when they are asleep or when your spouse could watch them for you while you work?

Another suggestion
Where we work, they just expand the initials list to three characters adding a numeral after our initials when someone else had our initials already.  For example, if your initials were HH, and someone else already had those, you would become HH2.  Just another idea, it works for my company.
Thank you for your suggestion, but
why would I need to start a blog when this is the only place I post and I have every right to post here? If you'll notice, over 450 people have read this. I am a medical Transcriptionist and I will post whatever I want here. Everyone else does and you've never suggested they start a blog.
Thanks for the suggestion!
Cymed is an outstanding company with beaucoup work and great people. Jobs are usually 300-400 lines long.

They've an 800 number which I don't have with me.
Just a suggestion
Perhaps American MTs should get together and form another association for Transcriptionist that is truly American or that is for MTs in the United States.  USMT Association. 
Ask your dr. for some samples of Sudal. They're chewables so even my 12 yr old takes them. It only takes one to dry you up.
I have a suggestion...sm
Just say NO to men with baggage. LOL!
How about selling the house and splitting the profit, sell the car, cancel the credit cards and depending on whether there is anything charged on them, split the bills. Get something in writing signed by a notary stating who is going to pay for what and hopefully if you ever have to fight him for his part of the deal a judge will side with your decisions, because he signed his promise in front of a notary. I went through a very easy divorce in a similar manner. The notary is just and idea, not legal advice and I dont know if it would even stand up in court, but its one idea.
thanks for suggestion.......I
went out tonight to Wal-Mart and bought new speakers called Altec Lansing, and they are powerful for their small size! It has both volume and tone controls, which most do not have! I always use my headset, which was not the problem, it was that 1 of my old speakers just quit working, so I could hardly hear the dictations, so you see, it DOES make a difference if your speakers really sound good or not.
my suggestion is

He'll live longer.

Another suggestion
When you first get over the causeway onto Jekyl Island, granted they have older hotels and condos, but when you go further in you will find very nice accomodations. Jekyl is more of a secluded family vacation spot. St. Simons is much more expensive, more restaurants, etc. They are both very nice, just depends on what you are looking for. As for beaches, Jekyl is where to go. I know, I live here.
Here is my suggestion - sm
Take emotion out of your decision and make your decision based on professionalism. Business is business and has no room for emotion.

If this could jeopardize your paycheck and account, than deal with it in a professional manner.

Good luck in your decision.
here's a suggestion - have someone ELSE do

yes - one more suggestion I have....*L*
go either to download dot com or cnet dot com and get the 1.4 newest free version of SPYBOT.  Then run it a couple of times - it may catch things that your virus scanner isn't getting on that one laptop.  It's easy to install and I've been using it for years.  *S*
Just a suggestion...
Maybe call the Salvation Army? They could probably at least point her in the right direction, anyway. Sorry to hear this!
Sometimes we use patient name and date, and doctor initials...i.e., DoeJohn0108.jd

just a thought.
It was just a suggestion

It works for me.  There is a time after you hit return and the next job appears, so I use that dead space for pressing my lever. Whatever works for you, works. The only time it really wastes is when I have to stop and reload the money counter, but that only happens about 6 to 7 times per shift.



I don't know about a key board, but I know my ergonomic/split keyboard is a lifesaver in keeping my wrists at a more natural angle. 

When, my arthritis flares, I take 1 cup hot drinkable water and add 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon honey and drink it down 3 times a day.  It honestly helps with arthritis.  Or, I will take 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and put in grape juice which also helps.