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The range is .70 for Powerscribe editing to 1.40 for regular transcription. sm

Posted By: RadMT on 2007-09-05
In Reply to: Pay per report question - August

I did a lot of research on this last year and again this past June, and that seems to be the norm.

0.70 - 0.90 for Powerscribe editing.

1.10 - 1.40 for regular radiology transcription.

I put together rates from 12 different companies, big and small, radiology only, to come up with these.

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how will you know what you type is ASR and what is regular transcription?(nm)
let me re-phrase my question: How will the MT know what is ASR and what is regular transcription?sm
How will we be able to verify that what MQ is calling/paying as ASR was actually ASR and not regular transcription?
I'm moving into editing. Since so much transcription is
need editors.  I've tested for a company that is paying 6 cpl. 
Transcription-Versus-Editing, Particularly RE: Tendinitis
A couple of questions for you editors out there.  Is it really worth the "promotion" from Transcriptionist to Editor if you are a very efficient typist who can make $20/hr typing?  Also, as someone who is considering this change due to tendinitis, is editing really any easier on your body than high-production transcription?  Any input much appreciated. 
I like editing VR accounts better that full transcription
even though it doesn't pay as well, but you go through more jobs a day. It saves so much time, especially with the ESL doctors and those doctors who talk 50 miles a minute or sound like they are drunk. It still gets annoying at times though, but not near as time consuming as full transcription.
I found out a long time ago that there are two kinds of editing.. one is editing MTs work (like QA)
and the other is editing as in VR. I have done VR editing, but when I put down this as experience on a resume, I was asked by the HR person if this meant that I had "edited" other MTs work. I think there is a lot of confusion out there and I wish they would just keep that as QA instead of calling it editing. Just be clear in what you want to edit as most companies that expect you to "edit" other MTs in a QA position do require you have a lot of experience. If you just going for VR editing, which is what Transcend has available and there are a few companies out there doing VR, none of which I think really require much experience as it is easy to learn. Hope I made some sense and it can be pretty confusing on how companies use the term "editing" thus it effects their expectations as far as experience goes.

Our hospital implemented the application and the radiologists are using it 100%. No transcription intervention.  The reports are available with 2 hours of the patient having their test performed. 

The huge teaching hospital I USED to work for implemented Powerscribe and we all lost our jobs in radiology.
Our Radiology department just went on-line with Powerscribe voice recognition. It has been a month and the voice recognition is horrible. Editing is giving me migraines. Does it get better???
Does anyone know about PowerScribe for Radiology?  This account has about 1300 reports daily?
PS software is new to me. Does anyone know how to retrieve and edit a report once it has been sent? TIA.

At least I know now that there is a way to reassign it (or something) in PS. Thanks.

I don't even want to know anymore. I think I hate PS.


Is anyone out there familiar with DR-PACS integrated dictation system?   Powerscribe tells me it is run by Powerscribe (or uses their SDK?)




Just read your post.  Our hospital just started powerscribe.  I have been editing for a couple of weeks now.  Are you still needing to know the function keys?

I did PowerScribe radiology ...

and liked it. But I was also paid hourly at that time, so I don't know how much money I would have made cpl. It does come out very messy, especially with marble-mouth dictator types. It'll probably get better with time... Sure hope so!

Powerscribe editors, can you help? (sm)
I've been offered a job editing via Powerscribe reports. Whatever you can tell me about this platform, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Also, is a per report rate normal for this type of editing? If so, what is a good or standard rate?

Thanks again!
Any Powerscribe editors out there...
...is it possible to make decent money on a per report or per line basis editing PS?  I've used it before (in-house MT) but was paid hourly.  I checked the Archives and it seemed the going rate for PS editing was 0.70 - 0.90/report.  Hmmm...is it worth it?
Powerscribe (Radiology)



I have a couple of questions on Powerscribe for Radiology.

(1) How is performance of radiology powerscribe editors measured? Is it by length of reports edited? or by number of reports? or by time spent on editing?

(2) Will someone with no prior transcription experience be able to train directly on Powerscribe editing or will he/she need to learn to transcribe using traditional systems first?





Editing is the higher skill. I earn more editing SM
because I'm able to produce more--if the company doesn't adjust the way production's figured down and down again to keep the account from going elsewhere (when that happened to me on EditScript with no explanation of why my income was dropping, I went elsewhere also).
Anybody have experience using Powerscribe for radiology?
What kind of a platform is it like to work on? 
Does anyone know of keyboard functions for Powerscribe for...
start and stop. Using my mouse, want to use keyboard. Thanks!
Wondering: Has anyone used Powerscribe with Instant Text?

Just wondering if anyone has used these two together.  Thanks!

Pay range here is $13 to $19 ...
depending on experience, with a 1200 minimum per day line count. Lines exceeding 12,000 per 2-week pay period are paid as an incentive bonus at a rate of 5 cents per line. VERY strict QA department, so quality does not suffer. Seasoned transcriptionists easily exceed 20,000 lines (therefore make an additional $400 for the extra 8000 lines).  Combined with the benefits and being allowed to work on-site or at home, it's hard to beat hospital employment in my area.
Dollar range and thanks.. sm

Trying to stay around not more than 275,000.  Would like 3 bedrooms, and 2 to 2.5 baths with an office or fourth bedroom for work.  A pool would be nice.  When we were there about three weeks ago all the new tracts were on lotteries or about a one year wait to build.  Don't really wanna hassle with the lottery since I don't live local.  How about Palm Valley?  Is that a nice place?  What would you say is the community with the best schools.  My priority is location, schools, price, community amenities, not too far from everything so hubby does not have a monstrous commute, etc. 

Thanks so much for answering, it is really nice to get opinions from people who actually live there.


I do all ER work and am in that LPH range. nm
That is a fair range...sm
I make a bit more but cover everything, not just any one thing. Hourly is the way to go to keep anyone as there is a LOT of time involved in trainng MTs, time to write feedback, etc., which I would guess you know assuming you have been doing it yourself up until now.

I have worked line rates in the past. Anything less than 0.06 you cannot make a living on unless you work 15-20 hours a day as the accounts would ALL have to have perfect dictators and your MTs seasoned on the well side to make a reasonable living in the MW.
I have looked around and the range for pay is
.60-.75 and the range to charge if you own customer is .80-.95. Sad but true :(
She has a really narrow range. sm
She also sings off key a lot.  Paula has been hard on her for a reason. She shouldn't be where she is.  She's very attractive and I think that has gotten her a lot of votes like a lot of the very little talent out there like jessica simpson and brittney spears, getting by on looks and not talent.  If she beats Taylor, then I will lose all respect for this show.
Salary range

The 2-year assistant degree salary starts at around $30,000 here (the same as a beginning teacher).  The PT master's degree starts at around $60,000 per year here; other areas of the country, of course, are likely to vary.   I already have a bachelor's degree; I'm going for the master's, but I don't know how long the waiting list is.  

Not sure, but they are costly; in the 300 to 400 range. If I
.werewere going to make that purchase, it certainly wouldn't be for use with transcription, but rather listening to ROCK-N-ROLL!
Do you mind if I ask what their pay range is?
Just a general range, not specific.  I don't care if a company is located on Mars either if their pay rate is good and they always pay on time.

I think you would be very ambitious and over-reaching if you charged 15 cents a line to think that you were competing with the nationals.  It sounds like she is new to transcription and has no way to gauge what she should charge.  If she is by herself, she is not going to be able to handle a clinic account or a hospital account by herself.  They will give her over 5000 lines a day.  She needs to be realistic on what she can handle before she thinks about what she can charge them.

Any idea the pay range?
What's your dollar range? I live not too far from there.
Foot range of motion

I think he is referring to range of motion when he says 5,0,8,0,3,8,2????

Thanks Patti-Nice to have at least a range

Nice to have at least a range as a starting point.  The cpl you gave is close to what I was guessing the rate would be.  Thanks for your reply!



..maybe different now. Gave a range of what pay would be. Wouldn't pin down a cpl until after
FT range out here is 32-40 hrs. depending on company. nm
Agree with 8 cpl. Look at how many ads still start in the 6 and 7cpl range. nm
Absolutely, near the 3200+ range daily. nm
What would you say the range of pay is for a Team Lead, editor sm

and MT?  Just trying to get a feel if our pay rates are in line with the norm, too high or too low (have a feeling too low). 

Working on making positive changes.  Any input appreciated.

As background ... small national, 150 MTs, all work kept in U.S.A.  Work types:  Clinic, HIM, ortho, cardiology, radiology.  All ICs, might be looking to hire employees. 

With everyone complaining about companies, it can't hurt to ask what the norm is - the good norm :)

Everything else was within normal range, so I figured she misstated.
LOL, we used to go downtown to Minute Man because they had that "Radar Range" that they used S

for their apple pies. We were thrilled at the notion. Nobody had ever heard of a microwave before.

The biggest treat to us was getting to go out for a burger, the Radar Range was just a bonus!

What is the going hourly rate (range) for QA these days. (sm)
Give them a range. That's what they do when someone asks what the job pays. SM

Just think about what you are willing to work for and go from there.  Or you can just be honest and tell them flat out what you expect.  I did that with the full-time job I have.  I decided that if I were going to go back to being an employee, I was just going to be totally honest about what I wanted.  They pay hourly where I'm at.  When the HR girl made the offer, I countered and told her what I had hoped to make.  And in the end, I got it which was pretty exciting.  Just be professional and honest.

Hourly QA seems to range $13-18/hr. with rare few making
I agree...$1 per minute is at the lower range...
price range per line to do your own account...sm
I have a friend who is contemplating starting her own accounts.  She is questionable as to what is charged per line?  Is 15 cpl reasonable?  Do any of you know what the big companies charge per line? 
I would think acute care covers wider range

But I'm not sure myself. Would also cover OP notes more extensively and ER reports. Maybe someone will tell us both!

The going rate to charge a client for rad by an MTSO is in the $4.50 range.
Need to figure in what type of reports, etc. Never go below that - there is a lot of administrative work to do.