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Thank you, but I'm quite aware what HIPAA stands for.

Posted By: HIPAA on 2005-12-21
In Reply to: HIPPA=Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act - Wondering why it bothered you to start with

That's why it bothers me is because so many people have it wrong. Obviously, the MTSO doesn't care about quality if she can't even get it right. What's the skin off your nose if it bothers me? Why does it bother you that it bothers me? I don't need to get over it. I'm quite happy being bothered by it. Bother, bother, bother.

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Want to know what BOS stands for? Oh yeah,
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Focus stands for Foreign

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Oh, man. The things I am thinkin' BD stands
No you're not wrong but my statement stands too
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Maybe you are just uptight about one night stands? You should have stayed to the end.
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Here's the link to the free download of Core FTP Lite.


Ooops, my NM stands for nightmares in my expander, NM
MTSO stands for Medical Transcription
Service Owner and that is what Nationals are so, no, there is no difference. Not a dumb question at all!
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol
It transfers voice files.
Sorry about that. It doesn't really matter what the "R" stands for. Please accept my apolog
being catty. Hope you have a good evening.
Ad-Aware SE
I have XP sp2 and have no problem using this.
What would you do if you are aware of a

already brought it to the Docs attention, but he doesn't care as long as he is making money (and he makes it hand over fist).  Without going into detail....should I report him?

Are any also aware that--sm
In doing my taxes this year with an electronic program, and a feature to find more deductions, I clicked on a few of these added deductions and I was extremely surprised to find one that actually gives a deduction for people with their own home businesses if they use India personnel to do business with. Now how many people would take advantage of a deduction on their taxes if they outsourced to India? Quite a few, I would say, if all they thought about was the bottom line! In my view, it is pretty sad when our own government is undermining its own American jobs and population to third world countries! JMO
Perhaps you are not aware sm

of how much grammar rules have changed over the years, particularly when it comes to punctuation. As I said, I learned this long ago. And you are right in saying that the method I was taught is British, although I grew up in a small town in the U.S.  Here is a quote from a British grammar site:

There are peculiar typographical reasons why the period and comma go inside the quotation mark in the United States. The following explanation comes from the "Frequently Asked Questions" file of alt.english.usage: "In the days when printing used raised bits of metal, "." and "," were the most delicate, and were in danger of damage (the face of the piece of type might break off from the body, or be bent or dented from above) if they had a '"' on one side and a blank space on the other. Hence the convention arose of always using '."' and ',"' rather than '".' and '",', regardless of logic." This seems to be an argument to return to something more logical, but there is little impetus to do so within the United States. 


Also my neighbor who is a computer whiz and qeek put Ad-Aware on my computer and I run it once a week.
I am aware of that. I even have
2 acute care accounts that do not follow JHACO recommendations. All of our accounts specs are essentially to BOS standards with exceptions for the facility or specific dictators requested noted.

I was simply curious what other companies that use the BOS as were doing and that is why I asked specifically about companies that use the BOS as a guide.
No not that I am aware of...sm
They are a small company. I don't think they have enough work to outsource.
Yes, I am aware...
that they are 2 different features.  I generally use AutoCorrect, sometimes AutoText.  My files are saved in a different location than normal for Word 2003.  I had an issue with this a long time ago when I was trying to move them to a different program, but I was able to find them eventually.  As I said above, adding entries directly into my main Word program saved them into EXText, maybe that will help OP as well.
I'm aware of that but - sm
wasn't aware that it wouldn't show up on the pay stub.  It was for this reason I wanted to verify that I was covered ... you never know with these companies, especially if you live in 1 state and the MTSO is located in another and the payroll office is in a third state. 
i know, i'm aware of these things, but don't you think too
that the aggressiveness, persistence of the family of the victim makes a HUGE difference as to the continued media play?
Something all MQers need to be aware of -- why

Here is a post buried deep down the page here. (I'm going to repost it here for us to re-read)

I too am refusing to move over to ASR.  and I too run out of work all the time

yet I can dial in and find work later - that was actually on the system for hours

before when I had dialed in earlier and been told NO JOBS! 


The work room has obviously been not truthful with me - and probably others.  Whitewashing it.

So, here it is.  And I agree - Ain't that a great thing for patient care - let the report sit there and "cook" while people decide whether they will do it or not on ASR - then if nobody is going to do it - throw the left-overs to those of us out here starving to death - dialing in for hours finding no work. 



I don't know about that, but I do know that towards the end of pay period...

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Posted By: MQite (sm) on 2005-09-17
In Reply to: An MQ recruiter told me yesterday if work is low they "cut off" the work - to SEs. And don't tell the

when we run out of work, I have to call in and have them special-assign me the ASR reports that just sit there like a lump and can't come to me automatically anymore since I don't (and won't) do ASR.  Getting sick of it, too. 


At least I do know what's going on now, after researching it via various sources. I pity the others who don't know and just assume there's totally no more work on the account at that point without checking.  Those ASR reports do "turn over" at some point and go automatically to whoever's on, but they have to just sit there for awhile first, waiting for an ASR MT to come and do them.  Isn't that just GREAT for patient care, too? 

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i am sure you are aware that there are still hospitals out there
that have not yet adopted these rules. I type for one major hospital that still wants the patient's name typed in the report. Another still wants cc instead of mL. Had this person tested and changed it to the "correct" form, who is to say that she wouldn't have gotten marked off for changed verbatim. Nervous MT2, hang in there, and if you test again make sure you ask up front whether they want you to follow BOS or type it verbatim that way you know ahead of time.
Be aware that your benefits will SM
likely be less than what you are getting now and more importantly, THEY WILL BE TIED TO WHETHER YOU MAKE PRODUCTION QUOTAS OR NOT.  Spheris has a rule where if you are not making your production quota for whatever reason you are placed on PART-TIME status and are not eligible for full-time benefits for something like 3 months.
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its called being aware of where we are
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People are already aware of this and

 people are starting to realize that it's not such a great idea to send certain kinds of work overseas. I just saw an article about this recently, here's a link:  


You apparently are not aware of

in this business for 25 years.  Used to be able to charge higher rates, but partly because of offshoring, that is no longer possible.  Raise your rates, and the work will be sent offshore instead.  I see a lot of MTs on this board proclaiming what how much they should get and how much the MTSO should charge, but reality is different.  My accounts are all 14 and 15 cpl.  I pay my MTs 10, 11 and 12 cpl depending on the account. 

Even a hospital MT supervisor told me that their MT department was getting 18 cpl for their MTs to do clinic work for the doctors at the hospital and the doctors decided they didn't want to pay that much and went with a cheaper company rather than paying 18 cpl.

What you say sounds good; but it's not reality.

Be aware that this work is also
being sent to other countries, believe it or not.

Just like MT, the quality isn't as high, but it is cheaper. That's not to say there aren't still jobs available, but they pay could have gone down quite a bit. We know how that goes!
If the patients were aware of that, they could
You probably have more than you're aware of.
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Education costs associated with your business, advertising, and travel are just a few more areas where you'll find deductions. You should talk with a tax professional for a better overall picture of your situation, both pros and cons.
I always assumed they were aware
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I'm well aware we edit..but someone on here stated

Yes, I am aware but there are other places he expresses himself
on this board. I could be wrong, though, it wouldn't be the first time.
Be aware before you purchase online sm
I've never ordered any of my pets' meds online but my friend has. One of her dogs was found to have heart worms and the guarantee was not honored because the product was purchased from a website which does not guarantee its products. I can't remember which site it was; you may want to inquire before you purchase. (She ended up paying $700 for treatment.)

Please overlook any typos, it's been a LONG day.
Being aware of level of concentration
Have learned to be sort of aware of when not really paying attention, rechecking those more carefully. When I'm at my best, just a 10/20 second scroll down page eyeballing it. On the medications/dosages though, I try to get it right the first time/pay attention. Problem area used to be putting off researching something til the end & forgetting, now either do right away or in some cases mark out a bolded section to go back to if waiting for question to become clear later on, so will catch bolded area on 10-second proof scroll.
I try to be aware of this kind of thing...
and make sure to attend all family functions of this sort, just so no one can say the same thing about me!  But, I agree with you, I wouldn't go to the shower either. Just curious, is your mom going? How about your sister? (Yes, I'm nosy!)
Lou Dobbs should be made aware of this - it's exactly
what he describes in one of his TV videos where he's talking about American workers' wages going down, and the fact that all these H1B'ers entering the country working for much less, even though they live here. This whole situation is a travesty, and I think all MTs, not just MQ-MTs, should be screaming loudly about this.
Yes, Ad-Aware is a good one, and so is SpyBot
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I am very well aware of the differences between the 2. As I stated below
in my post, I use GuildFTP server software. It is on my computer and the files are stored on my computer. It is completely secure. I pay absolutely no fees, because if I did I would have to pay them to myself. The files are sent from the physician's offices to my server which is in my living room. It does not go through anyone else to get to me. I have a static IP address which their FTP software (usually cuteFTP) uses to connect to it.
The only injection for calcium that I am aware of --sm
BONIVA. He may be simply be saying ---calcium, DayQuil??