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Well, some accounts call for complete sentences for all. sm

Posted By: MT on 2005-08-04
In Reply to: Those, too! What's really funny is when - sm

Other accounts call for no abbreviations, spell out everything.  So, if the account specifics call for it, the MT is to do it.  It is not always the MT or MTSO. 


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Ya know, some hospitals/accounts want fragmented sentences...sm
Some look at it as a technical document and fragments are okay with them.

Just saying.......
would it be better to take out one of the (many) in these two sentences?

She advised me that for many, many years she had a tea and toast diet with a very poor protein intake, and admitted to not having consumed milk for many, many years. She also had the habit, as do many patients with osteoporosis, by lying down a great deal during the day to coop with her back pain before finally seeking medical attention.

spacing after sentences

Does everyone space once after the end of a sentence now?  My daughter takes keyboarding in high school and I just realized they are not taught to double space after the end of a sentence.  Should I then change to single spacing after the end of a sentence? 

Anyone use only 1 space after sentences?
This is new to me on one of my jobs.  I have always typed 2 spaces after sentences for 25 years.  Going to be hard to break this habit now.
You have said in a couple of sentences SM
what I have felt about this field for years now--it is next to impossible to deal in a normal way with most MTs--they have warped personalities and have no concept of how to act in everyday social situations. 
How about constructing some proper sentences?
The account I do VR on is verbatim so can't fix sentences. nm
I stick with 2 spaces between sentences - it
and easier for ME to proofread, which results in a more accurate record.

BOS is just a money-making scheme for whoever wrote it. Nothing more.
I proof as I go. I read my words and sentences as I go....SM
Never received anything less than a 99% on my regular QA reviews and usually have a 99.8, 99.9, or 100%.
I misworded one of my sentences and left another word out. Please sm ...
I WROTE: "I have been told by former employers that I am well above average and deserve to make more than what I'm making especially if it's obtainable."

What I meant to say was this.."I have been told by former employers and QA that I am well above average. Therefore, I feel will my skill level and experience that I deserve to make more than what I'm currently making, especially if its negotiable."

I was in a huge hurry. I hope I cleared that up. Thanks!

Having IT provide phrases, sentences is its best advantage. Two words together.
But one word? By the time it arrives in the layout screen, you have typed all but the last letter.

claudicatio - semicolon

of the - bracket

I miss Word's auto correct boohoo
1 or 2 spaces @ end of sentences? I have Instant Text put in 2, but I have noticed
that after I upload them to the co. I work for, the extra space is being removed.  Do you think that that one little space at the end of each sentence would amount to a hill of beans over the course of a week?  Just curious what you think.  And before you ask, no this was not disclosed to me before I started working here, however, I made the grave error before being hired of only asking how many characters per line and if spaces were included. 
One embellished sentences, another did 200 reports and had 70 kicked back with errors.
Tools>AutoCorrectOptions>Uncheck 'Cap 1st letter of sentences' box. (nm)
I have heard of a program for Shorthand that has 90% of all sentences a doctor could use, does anybo
ok.... Here it is... in full and complete.
Suicide Brownies

1 - 19-21 oz. pkg. fudge brownie mix.
1 - 10-12 oz. pkg. white choc. pieces.
1 C. semisweet chocolate pieces.
1/2 C. pecan pieces

1/4 C. melted butter (not margarine or spread)
3 Tbsp. hot water
2 C sifted powdered sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp real vanilla
3/4 cup pecan pieces (for topping)

Grease 13 x 9 pan. Make brownie mix according to box directions but add in half of the white choc. pieces and the 1/2 C. pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes till center sets. Sprinkle with remaining white choc. pieces and return to oven for one minute. Let cool.

Combine melted butter and hot water. Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Beat by hand until smooth. Spoon over top of brownies. Add 3/4 cup of pecans. Cool 1-1/2 hours or until sauce sets. Cut into squares.
Here's one that I think is pretty complete
Yep, I'm a complete tool like that.

I thought as I aged I would grow cojones...the problem is, we moved up here and it's just so far away from friends and family, that when company does show up, planned or not, it is truly a blessing.  I am incredibly lonely up here, and as I work out of a home in a land where I don't know ANYONE except my immediate neighbors, friends have not been easy to make and, well, you can see why I have so many postings on this board. 

So, I guess I'll continue to treat people as I wish to be treated...with a big hug, a warm smile, and a "I'm so glad you were able to stop by"...and then stress out and drink black coffee laced with 1/4 pound of suger catching up on work while they sleep soundly.  I only got this one life, so I might as well try to squeeze everything into it with at least a calm and cool outer appearance    ;-)


EMR just means they are going to complete
EMR is electronic medical record, meaning it's all on the computer, without a paper record. Why does that eliminate the need for a transcriptionist?
Complete was of my time...
But I had entered a webpage trying to land accounts. No luck WSE! IMO. Good luck.
Wow, the complete series!! (sm)
You'll be busy for days!  I'd love it too, cause there are some I missed, but I figured I will rent one season at a time, or buy it if I can find a good price.  Never shopped on ebay before.  Happy viewing!!
Once you complete your training
you will have a an idea of what types of reports you have an affinity for. Some folks like acute care, others clinic work. There are those that adore radiology and detest long ops or sub-speciality consults that may require a lot of research and verification. Others feel just the opposite.

As far as software, I am not really sure what you mean. There are different requirements for different companies as far as platforms, etc. Every one has its pros and cons.
As for as reference materials, some folks like electronic references and some prefer books. Others use reliable web resources.

You will want to avoid any convoluted line counting methods to assure fair compensation and be aware of exactly what you do and don't get compensated for, but that kind of falls into the getting ripped off category.
How about zillions of accounts. MQ has these accounts so overloaded even the new hires dont have any
work. I would love to read some of these reports and then they expect perfect QA and no blanks. Did they lose their minds completely.
Before he turned into a complete idiot.
I haven't seen any of his recent movies since he split with Nicole Kidman.  Of course, I saw "Days of Thunder" and "Far and Away".  Read the whole post, then try taking an English comprehension course.  Troll.
Boy I cannot complete a sentence my posts look like VR

Here's one veggie family, complete
with grandkids now.  All 8 of us.  I have a Tofurkey and also an Unturkey in the freezer for Thanksgiving.  Also, my pet turkey Bubba just died last week of natural causes, he weighed about 50 pounds.  His wife, Bubette, is still alive and well.  I always gave them extra treats on Thansgiving. 
Maybe the file wasn't complete when it
I would think complete darkness would be a bad idea.
Funny you should mention this because last night my son walked into the living room and turned off the light while I was working. He said he wanted it off while watching TV.

At first I felt like I couldn't see anything. After a few minutes, my eyes adjusted, but I had to turn the light back on because the brightness of the monitor compared to the darkness of the rest of the room actually began to hurt my eyes.

I guess it doesn't bother some, but I would think it wouldn't be very good for your eyes over time.
I do believe the JC is only concerned with files being complete as in
up to date - not gramatically correct.

All; heavy dependence on single words and phrases/standard sentences of all lengths. SM
Like San Francisco does, they can be used with any account/any dictator, which is extremely important. Just entering mostly whole reports and sections makes one dependent on that account/that employer and back to square one when it's time to take on a new account or even a new dictator.

I also have dozens and dozens of headers, bolded, unbolded, capped, lower case, etc., in various forms of each, like "Indications" "Indication," "Indications for Procedure," "Indications for Surgery," and so on and on and on.
ASR isn't successful? Its like 100% a complete success! Are you kidding?

MQs speech rec technology is sweeping the industry. Just run a Google, dear poster, and get your facts even remotely straight before you post!  Radiology speech rec is a HUGE success, as well as their acute care. What planet have you been living on? It needed perfecting, and, well....Its nearly there! Post facts if you must - much better than completely false ignorant claims.

No, I'm afraid I'm a complete and utter dork...

And the really dorky thing is - I graduated from hi school in 1976 - I'm not even IN the "60's generation." If loving the Beatles makes me a dork, then, well - just call me Captain Dork!

Peace out, dude.

Same here. Complete reboot. Do they have a tech person who
Yes, I am a complete computer dummy, but where is the battery and can I replace it myself?
You have to be joking. That lady is a complete basket case.
I tell a complete stranger my whole life history practically.
I'm suddenly realizing that I have isolated myself and that I have no real friends and the only adult conversation I have is with my DH.  While I love by DH dearly and he is my bestest friend, sometimes you need other conversations/relationships. 
Yes, sort of. He isn't fast, but he is very careful and complete and polite ...
which can save time in the long run, especially when I'm typing mammograms.
The both offer a pretty complete line, but I do like the Sted's. nm
That Escription is even close to accurate is complete and total

A big ole lie on the part of anyone who says it's great or that 500 lph is possible.  It's also possible that pigs can fly. 

You sound like a complete and total idiot! I don't use that word lightly!
Is anyone else missing the complete list in the blue box? Pages seem to be smaller, too. nm
If employee, work the scheduled shift and complete the 8 hours. nm
YES, your email has COMPLETE protection on this site. We have worked VERY hard to make sure
that e-mail addresses are protected.  Spheris did not glean your email address from this site.  In the meantime, if you enter your email address in the E-mail field, you can be emailed, but the sender cannot see your email address.  They have no idea WHAT your email address is.  ONLY if YOU reply to them will the sender then find out what it is.  If you have further questions, email me and we'll discuss it.
got the "phone call" -- get this, MQ has hired a bunch of telemarketers to call all of us to

we received our "incentive packet."  They don't even have the wherewithall to contact us personally.   These are temp-agency hired telemarketers sitting around a boiler room making sure we're reading our mail.... told him it don't pertain to me because I've been demoted from FT to SE.... He said, "yes, the letter is vague, but it does pertain to FT as well as SE...." yeah right, we'll see.

The accounts are old and she keeps her accounts TRUSTING she hired the right MTs
who if in doubt will ask questions regarding reports. No one can find all mistakes in all reports and that is human to have a report with perhaps a typo. You think anyone reads through all the reports of a national company before they get to the hospital? Not a chance. Some random QA is supposed to correct all mistakes? Not hardly. Doctors/dictators make mistakes too. We all do. So do QA people. So the thing is this person hires good people who are trustworthy, the hospital likes the way she does their account and life goes on quite nicely w/o hovering editors/QA people. BTW, who QAs the QA people on your accounts. Ever wonder?
*70 will disable call waiting unless you are expecting a call and want it on (nm)
On-call requires on-call compensation by law
This field gets more disgustingly grotesque daily.
Not all accounts are good accounts. One
That should not be the case. Sounds like you need new accountant with strong knowledge of IC deduction.  We save a several thousand on what we pay in taxes based on what I can deduct as at home IC, $2000 off the top for what I pay my child to help with office chores, as an example.  The measly 7.xx% I pay that an employer would pay is well worth my independence in being my own boss.  
Call me, call me anytime.
I'm waiting to hear back on a job.  Call me!
Call KS and call your bank. Why ask here?
If they don't call you within 15 minutes, you should call them. There
is no excuse for leaving you sitting by a phone all day. At the very least, an e-mail explaining why the delay. If this is the way they train, how do they pay. Do you really want to work for a company who thinks so little of your time?