Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Very little hasn't changed...sm

Posted By: Becca on 2006-10-05
In Reply to: Correction - MOMT

since the beginning of time. It's not just the 'religious fanatics' who have changed. The human race has evolved in their beliefs since Adam and Eve. Christians don't follow the rules of the Old Testament per se, because Jesus fulfilled the laws. There aren't too many religions who still make animal sacrifices. A woman who is having her period is no longer considered unclean. Pork is not considered taboo in the Christian faith, and Catholics aren't limited to eating only fish on Fridays. There were religions who believed in human sacrifice, but I doubt that goes on very much any more.

People have evolved in that we no longer believe the world is flat. We don't believe you are going to get AIDS by touching someone who has it. We no longer believe that a woman who is having her period can't go swimming.

Who believes the same things they believed when they were six? How different are your beliefs than your parents? Not just about religion, but about anything.

Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

Hasn't happened yet.

Has your pay already been cut by MQ?  I am an IC for MQ and this has not happened to me yet.  Is it a proven fact that this is going to happen or just speculation?

My son is only 7, so he hasn't caught on yet
that I'm not talking to him. He still says "what" all the time...lol. So, I'll look at him and say, "do you know what flagginationalization means?" Cracks him up every time.
I see it as a career BUT so far it hasn't ...sm
paid like a career. I hope that will change the more exp I get.
How do you know the physician hasn't
reported it. No, I do not believe it is our place to do so.
Your sister hasn't been looking in the right places. (sm)
There are companies that hire coders to work at home. Tell her to try www.aviacode.com, www.lexicode.com, www.amphionmedical.com, www.btcworldwide.com, and www.peakhs.com. Tell her to subscribe to the AHIMA jobs board. They have plenty of jobs (some are in-house and some are work at home). Hope this helps.
Central FL hasn't increased at all yet. nm
Dixie also hasn't worked as an MT (sm)
for years and years. Weird stories about that woman!
MQ has no work. Hasn't had for many days. What are you being

There are requirements for insurance if you are FT

There are requirements for certain equipment if SE

I can't seem to get anything in writing from them, the rules are fluid.

What are you all being told?

She hasn't filed for a divorce yet -

Because the state she lives in does not recognize legal separation, she had an agreement drawn up by her corporate atty.  This agreement handed the house (quick claim deed) and business over to her, while her "future ex" draws his pension and moved to warmer weather (California).  This all happened when things were friendly. Now she wants a divorce so she can get on with her life (with her new beau she is buying the house with).  BAD idea since she has not filed for a divorce.  Anyway, thanks everyone.  I think I'll be visiting her in jail.    

he hasn't actually said, "i killed her." He has only stated, "i was with her when she d
i think he is totally obsessed with the case. whether he did it or not, i am not sure. he can't give details?? the puzzle i am not fitting is the 118,000 ransom note that patsy new about. he has admitted it was a hostage gone wrong. i am wondering if maybe somehow he and patsy worked together on this one and now the reasoning it is coming out since patsy is no longer here. he lived in Georgia where they did but jonbenet was a baby at that time. it states that were vaginal abrasions but no semen? maybe that was a cover up to make it look like an intruder but they kinda left out an item called semen to make it real. makes me wonder if her hymen was intact. he is saying he drugged and raped her but yet autopsy says no drugs in her system.
You can't transcribe what hasn't been dictated. I don't see
He hasn't EARNED our respect. (nm)
Too bad it hasn't dawned on her that paying you
Major 'duh' for her.
It hasn't crashed your computer?
or let any bad 'gremlins' in to get your information? That's mostly what I'm afraid of.

And thanks for your response.
No it hasn't. It's still owned by Ahmed

One who hasn't forgotten that subordinates are
Apparently hasn't been fired enough times

Why hasn't Mayo clinic signed on with a large
Like Spheris or Medquist??? What is so special about them?
Why hasn't anybody invented a mouse that is operated with our feet?

It hasn't been allowed since HIPAA. MT companies who outsource...
get away with it because they don't tell their clients, and internet wav file capabilities enable them to do so without anyone knowing. Some policy and investigation needs to be enforced to stop this. I say start slapping companies who outsource with huge fines and see how long we have to deal with outsourcing problems. What gets me most is "I can't even get a copy of my own medical record from my doc unless he has a release of medical records form signed by myself on file in my chart, but a doctor can dictate John Smith's medical history, send it to a company who in turns sends it out of the country and back here! Ridiculous.
This site is not working correctly and hasn't all day long. Someone needs to fix it!
I don't know who, but the administrator should know.
It hasn't been called AAMT in a long time. nm
But, in our case, 'credentialling' hasn't made ONE IOTA
In fact, just the opposite has happened. It's just a pocket-lining scheme, and nothing more. We had plenty of respect and a decent income back in the day when we had no 'CMT' scam going on. It isn't being credentialled I have a problem with - it's the group claiming that it's 'necessary', who is trying to get it mandated, and who would ultimately PROFIT IMMENSELY if that were to come about. But would WE profit? Nuh-uh. It hasn't made being an MT (credentialled or not) a better or more rewarding career, and if fact, just the opposite. So I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that if they were to succeed in making it mandatory that only CMTs could work, that those MTs would derive any viable benefit from obtaining the title. Most likely things would just get worse.
West Coast Hasn't see the show yet. Please keep this in mind next time. NM
Can we PLEASE desist using "NOT!" in this manner? It hasn't been funny since ྔ. nm
Word hasn't capped after a colon since the 2000 version.
You have to manually cap with shift key or run a macro at the end of the report. You can also hit shift+f3 to change the case to upper.
Has this changed?
Will all MTs be changed over to ASR?
no, nothing has changed.
Just a very bossy lady who waits until the last minute to give me the work, sometimes three to five days later than it came in, and then demands it ASAP. It isn't my fault she cannot keep up with the work.
Fed law changed that
We got a notice last year that the feds required they get 911 in place in all areas by the end of the year.  When we first got it, we had no 911 service.  We had to use the 911 service twice due to my son being so ill and it worked fine, however afterwards we had to reboot the modem and wait for half an hour to get the phone back.  I think having a regular line just for local calls is advisable and using Vonage for long distance only or work is the safest way to go.
Has changed now though

My husband  - now ex - has been in trucking for over 25 years and all of our friends have and are and were.  It has changed a lot and also depends on whether you own your own or drive for someone else.  Kind of like IC versus employee.  Also a lot have also been outsourced as there are a lot of foreigners driving the trucks now a days.   There is such a similarity between the two (MT and trucking) but this started with trucking sooner.   Just like MT you do not make money unless you are moving and when that truck has to pay two salaries it is hard.  But like you said, your dad raised four kids but in this day and age it would be hard to do.   If you are cross country it is so hard watching expenses, etc.  Again just like MT it was a good career and if you have been in it for years it is still decent pay but to start out in it, would not do that.  Just like MT as I have very good accounts, make very good money but when someone talks to me about starting out in it, I do shudder a little as I read such horror stories on this board and I know it is not as easy to do as it was when I started 20+ years ago.  I do still yearn for the open road sometimes though.  It is a way to see the US.   Drove through 42 of the 48 states here and Canada.  Anyway that is my thoughts for what they are worth.


Yes there have been changes but not all companies abide by them either. Some stuff comes up to be all subjective though and some companies QA team is quite picky. Obviously your own accounts still like what you do so I wouldn't worry about it.
Maybe you changed the
spellcheck setting so that capitalized words would be spellchecked, which is a very smart thing to do.

I don't know how to make the change the poster below mentioned, but I'd rather have it spellcheck names than not spellcheck capitalized words, especially since I have to cap allergies.

I just changed ..
I did start at 4 a.m. but was finding it very difficult to get up consistently. Now I start at 5, and it's much easier. Due to kid's activitise it is often 10:30-11:00 pm before I get to bed, and I just personally could not do it.

so, you would have to make going to bed early a priority ..

Good luck to you!
I would think that if ANYTHING is changed
such as that, the MT would have to be notified. If you have a signed contract stating a line is XXX, then would they not be in violation for not disclosing the fact that the contract is now in violation?
I just changed my IT

Thanks for the tips.  I just recompiled my Instant Text glossaries and then went into the Importer and created abcz glossaries.  I hope this helps.  I really need to be making 300 to 500 lph because my huby was just laid off and no one is hiring.

Thanks again!!!! 

I think you are right. I think they may have changed back to what it should have been all along.
Things have not changed
at Transhealth and one just needs to check back on past postings a week ago and you will read the bad experiences people have had with TH. Good luck if you go with them as you are going to need it!
I changed ATT LD to SBC business sm
line. Will see how long it lasts. Took me FOREVER to get to a LIVE American person who could do this for me!
BOS is changed so you have to keep buying the new one--$$$$
My margins are changed!

Just went into my acct for a clinic in which I am an IC being paid 12 cpl in MS Word.  I have not worked for a week.  Today, I notice the margins are changed.  Does this change what constitutes a line (isn't it 65 characters per line)???  I go into their system and type on their MS Word via HSI. 

I am dumbfounded.

The needs of the client have changed.
They can say they need the work whenever the fancy strikes them. You can either provide it or not. That is just the way this business works.
Not unless something has changed recently...
I have worked at a job where I had to use both the Lanier and a Dictaphone.  They are two very separate things.
I don't think so...they have changed the protocol--sm
for numbers, in particular, at least three times in the last five years. I know, because it gets annoying to have to change the way I do things everytime they want to sell another book for $80 a pop. They started out with numbers 1 through 10 being spelled out and using numbers above 10. Then it was numbers instead of roman numerals, and then it was back to using all numbers and not spelling them out....shheeesh make up your minds! and that is all within the last five 5 years. I swear they do it just to sell more books and not because any of it is right or wrong, or *standard*, because it isn't. JMO
If it grossed you out, you should have changed
Not prude, eh? Involved a cat? This could mean only a few things (mating, eliminating, shedding).

Why possibly cost someone their job because you are so delicate?

You were fortunate to have been talking to someone friendly enough to go beyond the acquisition of information.

What is up with the American workforce? Are we all now just a bunch of whiny crybabies and tattletales.

I wouldn't want you to work on my team.
I'm a lover of WP 6.1 but changed
over to Word 2003 about a year and a half ago. I still have all my disks for WP 5.1 and 6.1 but hate to let them go! If you haven't found what you need, you might give this site a try. I was in communication with this lady a couple of years ago but she couldn't ship to California.


ExText...something changed
Question to all ExText users out there...I have been using ExText for over a year now, and right after January 1, I can no longer do control x to copy and move text any more.  I have to copy the text, paste it to the place I want it, then go back and delete the text I copied.  Is anyone else experiencing this problem.  I did e-mail company but they, of course, did not answer me.  I hate this, it is too time-consuming, just another step added to take away from production.
The rules changed?

I would have used a comma in that situation.  But, I had no idea that the rules of English grammar had formally changed.  This is a revelation; most of my grammar education happened before 1972. 


I have changed my hours, s/m

I know a lot of people think that they cannot work nights and I used to think the same thing.  I wish I would have done it a long time ago.

I cannot say that I am not sleep deprived at times BUT it has been great.  I work a Sun.-Thurs shift starting at 9 p.m. when my daughter is out of school.  I get off at 4 a.m. if I take no breaks.  This allows me to get 4 or 5 hours of sleep before she gets up and then I lay down for a couple of hours when hubby gets home. 

Working a split shift might help you, too.

A medical dx changed everything...
1. Living pay-check to pay-check after medical dx of BC in 2007 and a 10,000.00 deductible insurance which sapped my savings and nearly all equity in home. A missed paycheck would have me selling my jewelry. I am single.

2. There are so many MTs applying and since I am older now, I would need three months to find a position, I believe.

3. Not any more...but have about 50 grand in home equity. I need an emergency fund but it is very difficult as my pay has been cut due to no more OT. Do you have an emergency fund in case a loss of job happens?

This job has changed alot
Hi, new here.


I've been an MT since 1997, and there have been ALOT of changes.  I went to school for MT and after graduating, I got a job at a company that let me work at home.  It was sheer bliss. I could be home with my young children, and made a pretty lucrative amount of money, but reasonably for my clients.


Now, after being away from it for only four years, that seems to have all changed.  Outsourcing, voice-recognition, big companies, it's sad to me.  Even working full-time, turning over a pretty decent daily line count, I can't make enough to support myself and my kids.  Oh, that is, if I could get a job.