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Ridiculous. It's not a medication or a procedure she's questioning. This is a moral issue.

Posted By: Tinks on 2008-04-23
In Reply to: Because it is unusual... - MT

She is way out of line to question transcribing that. You're comparing apples to oranges.

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Oh, brother! It is not a moral issue...

YOU are making it a moral issue.  It is unusual for her, and she is unsure about his statement and is therefore questioning it.  She is NOT questioning prayer.

Very interesting. May I ask how that is seen as a moral issue? sm

I understand being against the procedure and the beliefs that follow that.  I myself am against it; however, I don't see how transcribing a report about it would be morally wrong.  Upsetting? Yes, very.  Not trying to be rude or anything, I'm honestly quite curious.


Thank you for any insight.

Legal/Moral issue advice needed

I worked as an IC for a company with questionable business practices and who treated me like a dish rag for about 8 months this past year and when I finally could not take any more, I quit.  In the end I was stiffed for about $1900 in pay but I pretty much knew it was pointless to even try to get my money and decided to leave it in the past. 

Well now, they have just sent me tax papers, evidently they never got my signed forms or lost them or whatever.  My question is do I really have to fill them out and send them back, or should I hold out for my back pay, or what?  I really don't feel like I should do anything for them even though I know that it is wrong.  Does anyone know if I can get in trouble for not returning this form?


Still angry MT

Ignore them for awhile.  They ignored you.  If they hound you, NEGOTIATE, and under no circumstances should you give them the papers that they want until you have a BANK CHECK or MONEY ORDER in hand.  (Obviously they will stiff you on a check and then laugh at you.)   That's just my take.  There's "moral," and there's relegating yourself to the status of "doormat."  Don't be a doormat.  Just my take. I'm not an accoountant, just an MT who doesn't like to be stiffed. 
Thanks for the moral support! sm
do you believe it... even psych MEDS are not covered on my plan???

(yes, I am presently shopping around for new insurance LOL!)

You raise a good point though... just try doing it w/o a psych referral first. Interesting. Thanks!

All the wonderful and varied input here; you guys are great. Thank you so much.
Is this a semantics issue or is it a you versus frustrated issue?
Which ever it is, if your feeling superior on a board makes your day go on ahead. I am sure frustrated knows what she is doing and now so does her boss. I am also sure that in the future frustrated with think twice about how she words every sentence perfectly so that you can perceive it correctly. After all, that is what she would rather be doing than kissing her little daughter. NOT.
Good for you frustrated, for handling it in a professional manner. For the other MTs on here who need to get a life, well, maybe they shouldn't bother since feeling superior here seems to suit well. JMHO.
Join as in moral support, call me and I will be there with my name on the line.
I have called the attorneys and given any information they may need including my name, phone, e-mail address and home address to contact me if and when I can officially become part of the lawsuit. For now, I have joined in the solidarity of supporting the original MQMTs which is better than them just standing out there alone with no support whatsoever. So if the attorneys go to them and say hey, we got a list of 1000 names who have phoned us to join in support of your efforts it's a whole lot better than no one responding the attorneys who asked MQMTs to call in their complaints.

It isn't a Smartype issue it is a Word issue
On the Word toolbar at the top, click on Tools, then Autocorrect, then check the box that says "capitalize first letter of sentence."  That will do it for you.
I too have been questioning this-sm

I actually just researched this last night and found that the actual term is flocculence (at least when pertaining to a wound); however, many doctors mispronounce this and say fluctuance.  In fact, this happens so often that fluctuance, even though not an actual word, is beginning to become an acceptable term.  My advice would be to listen carefully and use which ever one it sounds like.


P.S. found this by googling fluctuance and stumbled across some old MT Daily message board posts.

If you are okay with it, why questioning it
If your account does not question it, and you are okay with it, do not understand why you question it -- unless you need validation or want to brag what you get paid.  Someone could easily underbid you at that price and still make a good living but if the clinic is happy with your work -- don't see why you are questioning it.
I'm not sure why you are questioning this. sm
There are quite a few doctors who are Christian who will pray with/for the patient if they desire. It is considered part of their care. What are you saying, NO WAY about?
Questioning what?
I still don't understand what she is questioning? What is the problem here? The doctor chose to pray with the patient and transcribed it as such so why is her "gut" saying NO?
There is an Offlex circuit that is used for ultrasonography??
No, the OP was just questioning report she did.
questioning decision...

Can any of you that have been at this for a long period of time answer me this question?  When you first started out...did you feel overwhelmed?  How long does it take a person to really see if this is something they'll be good at?  I find myself getting headaches really easy and only after a few hours of typing.  I feel fatigued.  Is it normal to feel this way in the beginning and what suggestions do you have to help?  When do you feel that things are finally settling down and you start to move along at a normal pace? I'll give it a few months I guess...I'd think at that point I would have a pretty good idea if this is something I'm going to be productive at or not.

Sorry for all the questions.....I guess I am feeling uneasy and was hoping for some reassurance or words of wisdom from none other than another MT. 

No, what is unprofessional is not questioning...
something you are unsure about.
I don't understand your questioning it. sm
All QA have to start as MTs. QA are not born with those skills!

It makes perfect sense to hire QA from within a company's own MT ranks. The MTs are already familiar with the work, the platform, the company policies and guidelines. Their work has already been proven and evaluated. They just need some training for the specifics of the QA function.

BTW, being a QA is no different than doing voice recognition editing. Same thing.

I can understand that line of questioning then.
I'm happy with what I am getting so I'll leave the "answers" to those who are unhappy!

While you're questioning qualifications for govt' office
How about Nagin, who had no updated disaster plan in place and blamed the federal government for his lack of expertise and experience?

How about Blanco who was told by none other than the Bush administration to start evacuation proceedings days before she ever did?

Tunnel vision, anyone?
OOps! I was questioning HILLARY's morals and motives!
and if she was a redneck or poor or uneducated we'd all sit here and diss her for being stupid. Honest, look back at some of the messages we've given to women, married to jerks! So for her to stay married to the guy tells her her ambition trumps her morals, hands down.
there is good and bad in every procedure--sm
I suppose and everybodies experience is different. If you decide to do it, I wish you all the best. Keep an eye on those cells. My father died of cancer that began with esophageal cancer, two years ago. Both my brother and I have reflux problems, as well, so I do worry about it. Good luck to you in your decision.
Any MTs around that have had the LASIK procedure and how are you doing?

Please post a response

What does elective procedure got ....
Very simple procedure
Download your voice files from the email to directory (folder) on your hard drive (usually should create special one just for this) you know you will always use for docking these recordings. Then open ES and click on the Load square at top of program. This will open the directories on your computer. Go find the one where you just downloaded the email recordings to, click on the one you want to bring into ES (one by one or batch). Then click the "load" key at the bottom of that screen and you should see them coming into the ES window. Takes a while for them to install if they're long. It's only complicated the first time!
I no longer work for a company just for that exact reason...had me questioning everything I typed.
not painful and very quick procedure but...sm
But......a person needs multiple sessions and that's where it gets very expensive.  The plastic surgeons I work for did it and the one who does not own the practice charged me 50%.  I went twice and didn't go back and yes, the chin hairs recurred.  It is nonpainful and fast procedure FYI.
operative report vs procedure
I used to think I understood the difference between these two types of reports (operative versus procedure). Somehwere along that way, amidst dozens and dozens of account profile specifications, technology advances and MDs who always key in the OP code regardless of report type, I am not so sure anymore. I would like to try to elicit a consensus on how transcriptionists distinguish between these two report types and what criteria they are using to do this?
The prep is worse than the procedure, believe me. nm
Anyone familiar with Spark procedure ...
relating to bladder suspension?  Can't find on internet.
well, i've hesitated having a procedure done
in large part due to the economy. Probably there are a lot of people that are holding off on elective surgeries along with other unessential spending....
medication help

Looking for the correct spelling of acetrianam ACE trianam?


Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  That was it!  Have a great day!


That was it, thanks soo much

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s/l two 4 x 4ís peripad and mesh panties.......PPH procedure
prep worse than very easy procedure....nm

Read the policy and procedure manual, maybe something is in there.
I do not believe there is a law, but you could check with the labor department.
Sorry, you said Edit Script - think same procedure applies though.
I think the same thing applies, go find where you downloaded it and click on the setup file. All programs will not self-install. If I remember correctly you have to find the install or setup file to start it manually. Sorry for the mix up in programs. Good Luck again.
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Do you take any kind of medication sm
before you start work? Don't mean to be nosy but in my case, I work 6a-2p.  I take my blood pressure medication at 5:30a. By 7:00-8:00, I am ready for bed and literally fall asleep at my desk. I take my break from 8:45 to 9:30, come back and I am fine. Doc said my medicine "peaks" at that time then the level falls off.  Asked him to change it and he refuses to, said if it works then why try another. I have tried taking it at different times a day, but it really works the best at 5:30. So, I am stuck. Have you tried turning on the radio or tv or even opening a window?  Sometimes that helps for me. 
Looking for a medication website
I used to have a link to a website that if you only knew three letters to the medication it would give you options. My computer had since crashed and I lost that website and cannot find it. A lot of times I can hear only a few syllables of the med they are saying. Does anyone know a website that you can put a partial part in and get choices?
Yep - nearly always start their para's w/ capped heading of procedure to be described.
Do you give a discount for standard procedure notes? SM

I have an account who asked me to provide them with a form that could use for standard outpatient procedure notes.  I personally feel that there are too many variations for them to use one paper form and offered for me to do it for them at a discount since almost the entire thing would be a standard that I don't have to type in its entirety.  This account is a great account and I figured it isn't a big deal say to chage 25 cents instead of a $1 (example) for the form since I only have to type a couple letters to pull up the form and insert any changes.

I really don't know the easiest way to keep track of this discount or what amount to discount.  Any ideas?  I'd rather see me getting a small amount for doing the form then to get nothing for them using a paper form.  Plus, the account is newer to me and I thought it might look like a plus for me to offer them a discount and to make their life easier by not having to dictate the entire note.

Thoughts...ideas???  TIA



it is SPARC sling bladder suspension procedure. nm
not sure about Neer procedure, but this is a great site for samples...

-----I have not personally checked all the reports here but the site seems reliable...

Did you try to Google Neer procedure/impingement, etc?
Has anyone heard of "chlorophen" as a medication?

Rebound headaches are from medication
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You truly have some anger problems. Maybe you should look into medication for yourself.
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