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Usually not Dr. who pays, but facility/hosp that

Posted By: pay. Dr usually has nothing to do with it. nm on 2007-11-13
In Reply to: BOS rules - Cindy


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Hosp/Clinic - University teaching hosp

VR pays half of what typing pays...
If you would read her post more closely she said she does VR, which pays half of what straight typing does.  I do VR and have made 4 cpl, so 5 is actually good and 4-5 is an industry standard, and may be even less if you are an employee.  The problem is that you have to double your line counts in order to make decent money, which is not always easy.  I embrace VR because I like it better than straight typing, but it is not productive for everyone, no matter how hard you try.
Alot of time the hospitals have their own at home people. I don't think they would have a list as i worked at one and the girls that actually worked at the hospital picked up the docs on the side.
sorry for your troubles but...every VA Hosp..s/m

every VA hospital and every veteran here in the USA will tell you the same, 6 months to get seen, to get a CAT scan, et al......in THIS country, they treat our vets TERRIBLY!!  Not just the vets either - the people who helped during 9/11 and down at Ground Zero are being refused treatment in this country.........

Again, see SICKO........by Michael Moore...whether you like him, his movies, or not.........this one is important!


Just 1 in 12 yrs. 1 other was teaching hosp, I was
one department's Transcriptionist for 2 years.
Yes, came from hosp. If was co. policy, they
A hosp I worked for did that and I loved it.
Let me know it was possible to reach for more.

Use it as a learning tool and, as another poster states, to help you be more competitive.
Had one like that at Bakerfield Hosp. just awful nm
I think they will have no idea where the dictation goes. Hosp.
My hosp. kept assuring the MTs they were NOT offshoring
Have heard hosp.pay people to sit with pts.
I think if MT went back to each individual hosp, and NOT MT co's,

Is this Kaiser nationwide or a particular hosp?
I am an MT at the facility where the

report came in.  This dictator is not our best, but he's not our worst, either.  I also transcribe his dictation.  MQ does our overflow and has for YEARS!  This is not an ESL dictator, and this physician has been at our hospital for years.  I know nobody is perfect.  All I'm saying is, I would never send a report through with that many blanks without someone checking first. I also know that yesterday one came through from MQ with more than 14 blanks, and it was from one of our easiest dictators!  It doesn't matter whether you are management or an MT in the trenches (as am I).  You should take pride in your work and care what the finished product looks like.  If you have done your absolute best, then okay.  If not, then there's a problem.  With multiple reports coming through like this every day, it makes us wonder if all whoever types these cares about is getting the lines and doesn't care about the work they do.

Maybe work like this is why things aren't going so well at MQ, at least according to what I read on these boards.  And for the record, I worked for MQ for a short period of time as an IC about 6 years ago but chose to go to work in-house for this facility for benefits. 

I have been transcribing for 19 years, and I have had my share of difficult dictators, ESL, bathroom talkers, dictating in cars, airplanes, screaming children, fighting spouses, gum chewing, burping, and hearing other bodily functions, along with transcribing while parties, code blues, superbowl games, etc. are going on in the background.  I know about crappy dictation and good dictation.  I struggle through the bad and rejoice in the good. 

The patients deserve the best.  Our best! Yes, the ultimate responsibility should be the physicians, but isn't it our job to create the best possible report with what we have to work with?  Medical Transcription is not a perfect world.  There are no perfect dictators, but I do know a couple that come awfully close!  In a perfect world there would be no sickness and we wouldn't be needed!

It's time for us to quit complaining about the dictation and do our absolute best with what we have.  We owe the patient that much. 

It is up to the facility not the MT (eom)
Whatever the facility wants is what you should do.
Millinium RadNet? My Hosp is switching...any help? SM
We currently transcribe in Word from Lanier VoiceWrite and send via VPN.  I've been informed we're switching to Cerner Millinium RadNet the first of January.  The people inside don't seem too worried and don't know much about this system.  Does anyone have a clue for me?  I need to know what I'm getting into here.  Any and all help will be appreciated ! !
Hosp perdiem interview tomorrow! SM

I'm hoping someone will be able to advise me about some good questions to ask of the HR person of a hospital in my hometown; it's really hard for me to be objective about this decision because I want so much to leave the city where I'm living right now.  I go back and forth trying to decide if I should even try this. First of all, this job was advertised as "per diem" -- forgive my ignorance, but would that be the same as a contract position?  I had trouble once before making a living doing at-home MTing as an IC and paying my own health and life insurance, as I'm 100% supporting myself.  It was certainly a shock after employee status--but I was so burned out at that inhouse job--transcription force cut in half, pay reduced, phasing out dictation in favor of computer templates! I took a chance even though I had an unrealistic belief in my own abilities, I'm afraid, and tried IC for a national company.  I'm not working at all right now and am currently living on my savings. 

I feel like something, anything would be better than nothing.  Some foot/ankle problems also, related to standing at the last clerical job I tried, so a lot of even part-time jobs are out of the question at the present.

I do have some family at home and this hospital has a very good reputation as a good place to work, good (happy) employees...but, of course, don't want to move and still risk getting in an impossible position again!  Please let me know of some good questions to ask during the "assessment" and interview Friday AM (tomorrow)!  Sorry; realize this is rambling--many thanks--


Same hosp since 1987; changed MTSOs and I followed. nm
Ours do - hosp. is considering having our x-rays done here, but READ in India! (nm)
hosp acute care dictations..please sm
Are hospital dictations difficult to type? I have always typed various specialities for clinics. The company I just started working for lost the account I was hired for. They did offer me a position to type for the hospital dictations. Do you think it will be a rough transition for me? Any advice please! Thanks.
Also, I work a set schedule w/the hosp but the online co
hours are more flexible (because I'm IC status).  I took out my own health insurance, so I'm not bound to any company, just in case. 
Hosp not right but bottom line was with CIGNA.
That's ok, you now have a new hosp oppty and closer to home too -nm

No facility should be given permission (sm)
for any kind of physical discipline.  Its not a spare the rod spoil the child issue.    When having to discipline someone elses child, the results could be far less or far more than what the parents would have inflicted.   The result in some cases, especially in Texas, is the accidental deaths of children.     I spank my children, on the behind but as a LAST result.   THerefore, I would not allow my children to go to a school or facility, camp, counseling, etc, that would attempt to discipline my child physically.   Call me and I will come and take care of it, but don't put yourself in the parents position.  
incompetent facility
Your story sounds like something from a small town (or small office). That many radiology reports withheld from being distributed, you know some of them had remarkable findings such as a chest x-ray that needed a follow-up MRI, CT scan, etc. I hope this girl gets terminated soon enough and out of there. Otherwise, the radiologists themselves will be paying the price and hence it would be followed through to the administrative office/CEO office of the medical center/hospital.
This is how we let facility know they need to check
No, I know not every facility/provider is
compliant, but two wrongs don't make a right.  I want to keep my nose clean if the facility/provider is ever charged and investigated for a HIPAA violation - if the gov't has done so thus far.  You think the gov't will buy 'oh, I was non-compliant because my client signed my checks'?...nope!
It is still up to the facility to make that
determination, not the individual MT. We only do what we are told to do.
Wow, this must be directly for a facility. Sm msg

Very hard to imagine an MTSO paying that type of money, although it is well worth every penny!  Good luck!  Grab it quick!

Yes, it is for a facility, remotely. sm
My concern is the salaried position and not hourly. The hours are supposed to be 9 to 5 Mon-Fri; however, if the workload is heavy, no overtime is paid, no shift differentials, etc. because it is a salaried position.

I could end up working a 60 hour week for the same amount of money as a 40 hour week.

That is what is holding me back right now.

I guess I could always try it and if for some reason it doesn't work out and they demand more than 8 hours a day without any type of incentive or bonus pay, then decide to leave or not ~ good idea?

Contact the facility...

That's the best thing to do.  I don't think they want people posting that type of information here.

Been there-done that, but you can not complain to the facility
If you are working for a service, it is their responsibility.  I would not put a report note or anything of that nature with the report to the client as it could cause YOU a lot of trouble.  I have had so many bad dictators like that - one even fell asleep while dictating!!  I know you have to take the good with the bad but like I have said before, an account has to be profitable to me or I do not want it.  Bottom line, I am here for the paycheck just like they are.  When I worked in house years ago, the doctors were actually offended and insulted if you brought up discrepancies in their dictation.  Then the MT company did not care much when I complained.  They just said to make sure you typed accurately exactly what was dictated.  Again, accurate garbage is still accurate garbage.  It is the provider's responsibility to dictate a professional medical document before you can transcribe one.  If he/she cannot do that, there is not really much you can do to help them.
Where I work, the facility wants L used.
Many local hosp and agencies are starting to pay attention
The hospital I work at has started classes and counseling and support groups for adult children who are primary caregivers for elderly adults. If you can find some local social service agencies who have these kinds of programs, many of them can put your mom on some kind of state aid for her health care, help you with paperwork, and provide an occasional "atta girl" and some smiling, supportive faces. Sounds like your sibs aren't there for you. You mom could even qualify for some adult day care, which opens up SO much communication about resources and help. Please think about searching this out. I'm sure your husband and child need you terribly, and you should not bear this financial burden alone. Check with a social services department at a local hospital, and KEEP PUSHING IF YOU DON'T GET IMMEDIATE RESPONSE> Some of these places are so busy. But find and knock and push to find some answers to take the strain off you, and your mom. There are resources out there for you! You aren't alone, but it doesn't get better for you, till you FIND them.

You'll just have to ignore your siblings. They don't sound like they're worth much.
I use ASS for Assessment, and wimp for Impression for one hosp that starts with a "w".
I use ASS for Assessment, and WIMP for Impression for one hosp that starts with a "w".
Usually Dr. dont hire MT, it is thru facility and
The facility is a "suit" who has no idea of MT. He
If your hospital/facility could take MT back

from the outsourced services, would it be interested in doing so? If you think it's Take Back Time at your hospital, facility, doctor's office, I am ready to offer them a proven solution to take control back into their own hands and create a win/win situation for hospital, MDs and MTs. It's Take Back Time!

How about you? If you could work for a hospital or facility without having a service between you and them, would you be interested? Do you have the proven quality and experience to offer a hospital? (Excluded: new grads, MT wanna be's, and trainees - this question is only meant for those with solid and strong acute care experience)

If the above scenarios appeal to you, contact me and let's talk.  

Doesnt matter what we think. Facility way is
MT works for the company, not the facility
It has been my experience that approaching an issue like this comes across as bullying and I have not had very good results with this method. Its like ha-ha you got one more chance kind of a deal. Rather than putting it off on the facility I would have sent a directive to the MT and asked that it not happen again, stating that the facility expects top notch work from us and anything less would not be acceptable to them. If that fatal second blow were to occur, then let the company deal with any disciplinary action it normally takes and/or perhaps move the MT over to another account. I have worked both sides of the fence, so I know this technique never works, almost always results in more and more errors.
Maybe facility doesnt know how deal with IC,
You do have only one crowd to please. The facility. All this other baloney is
THANK YOU! That is my point. She still pays taxes, her DH still pays taxes...

so who exactly is getting cheated?  And just who are you talking about when you talk about whether it is "fair" or not.  I don't give a crap how much taxes my neighbor pays.  It's none of my business.  And if I found out they were paying less in taxes than me, I would ask them how they heck are they doing it so I can do it too!

I just want ask, is it necessary to get personal and insult?  You disagree with me, fine.  But I've been called a liar, a cheat, a no-ingetrity thief, my intelligence has been insulted, and I have had my parenting skills questioned.  That is a little over the top.  If you cannot debate an issue without resulting to personal attacks, then YOU are the stunted one!

It is a very good thing that some of you work at home, ALONE!  You are sorely lacking in people skills and diplomacy.  Let me guess, when you worked in the office you were one of those girls who didn't like to share her desk, griped if someone dropped a crumb on your desk, and kept track of everyone's breaks, lunches, and line counts just so you could tattle to the supervisor!  I've worked women like you, it was like working with kindergarteners.  That's why I came home to work.  Do us all a favor, looking in the mirror, count your wrinkles, and realize that this isn't high school anymore!

Math whiz needed on hosp/clinic board
Yes, it does. My hosp is typing in MOX, we lost Word many years ago due to cost.
Good luck!
I used to type for a pediatric psych facility.
At first I used to laugh, thinking maybe I'm not so dysfunctional after all.  Some of the cases were just out of control kids and this was the only option, but there were 7-YO or younger who had attempted suicide.   I don't do them now and don't know how someone can do them for very long.  
I was searching for a Kaiser facility and the article came up (sm)

I don't know if I would call it better, but different sites come up.

It doesn't mention what they plan to do about identity theft and their 3 years is now up.  Anybody work for this Kaiser facility?

Yes I have found some facility websites that have pics of all the MDs
and I have to say they may be the most unattractive group of people I've ever seen! I guess if you have nothing else going for you, it's a good idea to become an MD! Sort of ruins that sexy voice visual, huh? LOL
Others are working without spell check, facility