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Quite honestly I dont know anyone who has double their lines with ASR.

Posted By: MQMT on 2005-09-08
In Reply to: You have really seen an increase? - mqmt


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Do you honestly think they do. I dont. I dont think some of them can even understand some of the

 reports they listen to quite frankly.

Dont you think MQ will just keep hiring new people who dont know they lost lines because they are

new. I betcha.

They dont need to cheat now since they have lowered all the lines pay and will probably push like
crazy now to get everything they can on ASR.
Why dont you stop coming in and agitating everyone under all your different names. Dont you work.
If you dont try to fill in blank or research, dont
The way I understand it if you dont keep below 10 to 15% QA you dont get the bonus even if your QA
score remains above 98% so you see as the other poster said you are between a rock and a hard place and I expect this is MQ way of getting out of paying a bonus to people. I see it this way anyhow. I plan to continue to send unclear things to QA and that is the way it is. I expect depending on the new pay scale on top of this they will be losing a lot of MTs anyhow as they continue to miser everyone out of money.
If you dont want to read a thread, then dont.
Most Dr. dont care and dont know how they get
Since dont know of any cars that dont use
Aaahhhh, now I get it. Gross lines vs. Character lines. I guess I've just been conditioned to
think in terms of character lines.  One of the perils of working as an IC for somebody who defines what a line is versus owning your own company and defining it yourself.  After working for someone else for 15 years, maybe it's time to bust out on my own.
Double Wow sm
Could you please e-mail me that recipe, I promise I won't disclose it to anyone!
Double what you'd pay an IC
probably. I'd say the MTSO I work for probably makes double what I do in order to pay me. Makes sense.
I honestly don't know - but I will try
You have raised a lot of good points and I appreciate your post.

Of all the comments today, you have the very best post. I don't want to agree with you, but you are right.

Jason is gone from MDI. I did read some of the responses on the questionnaire that he sent out and wondered the same thing myself. Nothing ever came of it.

I spoke to Sue about your post and we agreed about several of your comments.

I do not agree with you that our Team Leaders are not available, etc. They also work at night, weekends and holidays when necessary.

Why don't you express some of this to your TL?

I will take your very good advice and continue emailing our employees about positions that are available from within our comapny.

You will be getting more mass e-amils from me, telling you what is going on with MDI. I promise.


A brand new MT shouldn't be working at home. That's just my opinion.

Congrats about the baby. Good luck!

Honestly, I just don't see it.
Private doctor offices are cheap. Why would they send coding/billing out when it all needs to be done through local clearinghouses and there is no access to the patient's charts.  Hospitals have too much for the doctors to do with charts/coding/records etc to send them out, but you know what, I guess anything is possible these days. I didn't think I'd see the day when Indians would be doing our work either.
Honestly, I think you can use either (sm)
I personally use okay.  I think OK looks tacky in a medical report, as if it were slang, but that's just my opinion.  If your employer prefers okay, then you should spell it that way.
No but honestly...
Profanity or not, judgemental or not, 4 abortions by the age of 23 is extremely sad, and let's not judge the doctor who was probably sick at heart with it. But still, profanity doesn't belong in records and I would leave a blank for the doc to sort out.

There is certainly no need to take that tone.  Developmentally delayed is the preferred term among physicians.  The American Association on Mental Retardation changed its name as a consequence.  The DSM-IV is slow to change because the people in charge don't want to go through all the time and expense to publish a fifth version.  Again, the doctor said "he is retarded."  Not a medical term, not appropriate.  As far as autism, case in point on DSM-IV.  Depending on where you look up the DSM-IV some publishing sites still have it on the wrong axis.

As far as getting over it, if people had that attitude we'd still be calling black people the N-word and neither they nor women would be allowed to vote.  The term retarded is as offensive as the N-word or any other racial slur.  So beg your pardon but as long as people, especially doctors who are supposed to be well-educated, continue to be ignorant enough to use that word to describe someone with a disability, I will continue to have something to say about it. 

And oh btw, if the doctor wasn't so ignorant, he would know that saying oh well I want to do a bone marrow biopsy but it would be too hard to explain to this patient, is just wrong.  He should know about conservatorships and health care proxies.  Because if this patient is truly disabled, then he was declared incompetent by the courts on his 18th birthday and he is not the one who makes the medical decisions.

Honestly, you are about...
a decade too late.  US citizens' private information is already overseas, be it medical records or bank records.  The whole country knows about it.  What has been done?  Now that MTs are in fear of losing their jobs, then we begin to see concern about privacy.  Sorry, but it's too late.  The damage has already been done.  If we really cared, we should have acted a long time ago.
Honestly, 300 lph is not much for VR.
I don't know anyone though doing 500-600 lph doing straight transcription. You may just have a crappy account, but there are those that are getting great line rates with VR. As you said though, the pay rate does suck, so it is definitely not the MT benefiting from VR.
In all honestly, I will not...
spend time on it.  This issue should have been addressed 10 or more years ago.  It saddens me, but I have come to the conclussion that MTs are basically clueless when it comes to the industry as a whole.  Sure, we know how to transcribe, but we do not understand the HIM industry and how it operates.  If we did understand it, we would realize that we are way late in the game.  In other words, we have been left behind.
I have no problem taking criticism.  I am also not trying to gather people to send letters to the government, yet I do not know anything about the issue at hand.  It's embarassing for the entire industry.  I am sorry you are offended by it, but it's embarrassing.
no, it won't. honestly.
the daughter isn't the one earning the grade. an AA is NOT a big deal at all. it's NOT something you put after your name like a credential.
honestly this could be me! I also sm
have an odd last name and can't do anything without somebody knowing about it at that da*@* hospital! I would, at the very least, put a note on the chart. The state I live in has a law that if there are errors in your record, you have a right to sit down with a MR person and get it straightened out.

Hubby has been there 18 years. If they ever scr** him over, I swear I will first sue them and then I will go in and demand every chart, all 64 of them be gone through and all the mistakes retyped. If he didn't work there, I would have already done it!
That is a lot of work/lines for 2 people. I do 3000 lines per day sm
if you times that by 30 days that only comes to 90K lines a month, that is working 7 days a week including weekends. I don't think 2 people can handle that.
900 lines is below 1100 lines, where the bonus starts.
Double applause! nm
double space

Geez, I thought I asked a simple question, but I guess not.  I could care less what Medquist or AAMT say.  I get paid hourly so I didn't ask the question because I was worried about money.  I was asking in general style terms - are newspapers, magazines, i.e., anything in print spacing this way now?  I just wanted to know if I was behind the times.    

double (sm) I mean triple for me

Double standard
So we expect MDs to always have their complete attention on every word out of their mouths, which would be nice, but some of them put in 70 or more hours a week at the office/hospital, and have mountains of dictation to complete each week. But we expect them to never make a misspeak, even though on these boards we have a heart attack if one poster points out another poster's spelling or grammar error. Never mind that we are supposed to be better at English than the MDs, but we don't have to use our skills in writing posts (which is MUCH easier to do well than never making a misspeak), even if the post has to do with getting a job. That's quite a double standard, if you ask me.
thanks for that - but I need help with double spacing - sm
not with spacing between sentences. Its when a doctor dictates a paper for a journal and he wants the whole thing double spaced so that he can write between the lines or make corrections or for easier reading for him.
double ditto!
My hands feel great at the end of the day. Will never be without one of these keyboards! :-)
I use double ?? and have alt+R set to jump to them. nm
Double bind for an MT
You know, spouses tend to undervalue what we do when we are trying to do it. We put up with a lot to work at home (I know I did when I was married). He had no trouble spending the money, despite is constantly berating my efforts and undermining my contracts by calling the companies I worked for and pitching a fit about my not being paid enough, or I was working too much or he couldn't figure out why I could not take any old time off I wanted...again not respecting that this is a REAL JOB that has to be DONE ON A TIMELY BASIS. I could rant all day, but I won't, you get the idea.

Then, when we divorced he wanted to know what it is was worth. Ummm nil since you managed to lose most of my work for me? I was holding only one contract my own for about $3000 a year when they bothered to get me paid.

Just an observation because some men seem to think they can have it both ways.

I am joyfully single now, and have been single for as long as I was married. The single time has flown by in a flurry of doing my own thing, working when I want to, sleeping when I want to, eating what I like, when I like. So much nicer than doing everything on HIS terms.
Double spacing in an H&P

Where and when, if anywhere, is it acceptable to double space between anything in an H&P or any other report?  We have a double-spacing queen in our department getting paid by the line like the rest of us so I feel cheated on both line count and paydays. 

Thanks and hope everyone is having a Happy Valentine Day!

I double space

My docs want double spacing between their headings in their consults/H&P and paragraphs in letters, guess you count that double spacing when you leave a blank line.  Also in chart notes, my GI's want me to double space between paragraphs even in their SOAP notes.  Up to the account. 

double hmmm? What gives?
Double aargh!!
I just finished one doc who must have had something horrific for lunch ... a normally terrible-to-listen-to ESL who burped and belched his way through a 10-minute report without ever even thinking to say "excuse me".  Sure glad he does not treat me.  Very rude and disgusting.
I always double space...sm
I saw that rule in the new BOS as well.  I tried it, but the document looked too cluttered and hard to read.  I also put two spaces after a colon, regardless of what the BOS says.  It had always been proper to it that way, and it is what I was taught in typing class, clerical practice class, and when I started in MT over 17 years ago.  The BOS seems to try to make up its own grammar and punctuation rules regardless of what has been done nearly forever.
Double GRRRR
Been there, done that. It's awful isn't it? Tomorrow will be better maybe? Hope so.
Do I hate VR yup and double yup! nm
Honestly, they need to be trained.
Mine had the same mentality when we first got together.  I refused to do it.  If he scattered dirty laundry, I left it there.  If he didn't put his dishes in the sink, they sat out.  I'm not anyone's slave.  Also, if they expect the woment to work, they need to share in the housework, child care, and finances.
You honestly believe that? Wow, naive.
Honestly, the MQ speculation is

getting so bad about the what if's with the new packages coming out in October and all the speculation, I had this comic flash of all the suits sitting in NJ with headphones on, plugged in,to the big PC's in corporate land just listening to all the "chatter" on the boards...sorta like the CIA supposedly was...can you imagine all the chatter traffic going on until October?

We just need to take a deep breath, try to relax a bit, really nothing we can do until October, then who knows what part of the month we'll all get our packages? 

Believe me, it has worried me to no end, single mom, can't afford much more change, but also can't do a darn thing about it till then.

Oh, am sorry to hear that. I honestly don't
know what to tell you on that...DSG was a good company until these recent weeks, pretty much, but they are making all these changes, and I don't think they're being honest about why. I could be wrong, but if things don't change soon, I will be looking for another job. When they don't answer your emails, etc., you kind of get suspicious.
Thank you. He could tutor :) I honestly think

he could do it on his own with the materials. I have never, ever had to help him with his homework and he still gets honors. Oh. . . to be THAT lucky!  I struggled through high school and college to make honors.  He's what I refer to as an "open and shut student."

He opens the book, reads the assignment, shuts the book and brings home an "A" or "B" on his test.

I'm no slouch in the brain department, but I've never had to help him so I was thinking with some materials, guidance, and putting him on a schedule, it might work. If that ends up being what he would like to do for now until he regroups.

I honestly could have written that....sm

back when I was in high school in the late 70s!  The first high school I went to was just like that.... there was a large snob/bully society  (the snobs were basically verbal bullies because they'd put down people that weren't in the  "clique", and I had some idiot teachers.  My algebra 2 teacher was so stupid that she would write a problem out on the board, stop, look at it and say  "oh that's not right" and then erase it, doing this 2-3 times per problem,... then wondered why no one had a clue what to do on tests.  

I was grateful when we moved to another town and the high school in the next town was much smaller.  The teachers cared about the students and teaching, and the students generally cared about each other.  There weren't snobs there because the area was economically depressed and no one had a lot of anything.  I was able to participate in a program with a local college where during my senior year I went to high school 1/2 day and college 1/2 day, so the 10 of us that did this (out of a graduating class of  99) graduated from high school with 30 hours of college credits completed.  We were also able to do this because the local college gave us discounts to participate in this program. 

When I've asked on classmates.com about some of the snob/ bullies from the 1st high school not a single one of them has had a great life.  One of the ones that was in the "it" girl group has been divorced 4 times now and is a heavy partier, and I've been told that she looks like crap from the years of partying.    One of the guys who was the most "it" for the males died from AIDS which he ended up getting after he moved to New York to get into acting, turned to a life of male prostitution and picked it up there.    The successful people are those who hung around with people like I did.  Out of the group I hung around with 1 is a pediatrician, another a dentist, another is an architect, another is a software engineer and every one of us has stayed in contact throughout the years and get together occasionally. 

I honestly wish you would explain (sm)

as the logic defeats me. Seems to me the reverse is true.

Personally, I couldn't live with myself if I drove to the store, knowing that someone's son or daughter had to die for the gas I was using, but if you can . . . enjoy yourself, I guess.



Honestly, I really never found out.
Who knows, but I will not even go to the door anymore. That was so weird and so rude!

Honestly, don't you have something else to do today? nm
not trying to disrupt anything, honestly

My flaming face reference was to the one inside the original post  like this


Not to the flame that flickers outside on the main page next to the original post that shows it has had a large number of viewings.

I'm sorry to have ruffled feathers by making a casual observation simply about emoticons.  My apologies to anyone haven taken offense regarding this.