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Wait a minute, I'm not just talking about the boards, I'm talking about the news article.

Posted By: see link inside on 2005-07-17
In Reply to: Do you believe everything you read here on these boards? No one knows any better - nm


"JLG has a contract with Arrendale Associates/ A+Network/CBay Scribe, which the group says is in India.
A letter from JLG to Barbara Dingman, chief compliance officer and director of health information management, says all medical transcriptionists assigned to the Medical Center Hospital account live in the U.S. and all work is done in America."

But yet they do business with Arrendale/A+/CBay, what am I missing here?

LINK/URL: JLG has contract with Arrendale/A+/CBay

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