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What are you referring to? CK-MB?

Posted By: jj on 2007-09-19
In Reply to: is it okay to put MBs or is it just MB - jj


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Which ones are you referring to?
There are people complaining about their companies not paying on time, the platforms they use, changing to voice recognition, not recognizing loyal employees, running out of work. They all come from different companies. Are they ALL disgruntled employees? It's just as sad that some MTs can't recognize that there ARE problems with companies and have to lump all complainers into the disgruntled category.
What are you referring to??? Not getting
your point.
I'm not exactly sure what you are referring to, but

If you are talking about picking a different encounter (perhaps a different DOS), just delete what is in the encounter box and type in a question mark and hit Enter. This will take you to all of the patient's encounters and you can select the one you want. At least this is how it works for me.

Good Luck.




This is the very one I am referring to
That was the worst experience I've had by far. Team leads were friendly, but big liars. Upper management...the nastiest people I've ever encountered.  I feel sorry for their recruiter.  She certainly doesn't belong with that sour bunch.
i'm referring to
my footpedal, headset, keyboard and mouse...i have a new laptop that i'd occasionally use for work, needing all these. If i had previously attached them to the laptop, was wondering if i'd damage anything or if they would all work, if i didn't shut down equipment before putting these things back on the laptop (which are usually on my desktop version); and wondering too if i have to do anything before un-attaching them. thanks.
I don't think, if you were referring to my
post, that it was b*tchy.  Just stating the facts! Supporting each other does not mean putting down your profession all the time either.  We're supposed to encourage and lift others up.  I know everyone complains sometime and has a bad day, but not everyday.  Put it this way, if you are having more bad days than good, it's time to move on! Life is too short to be so unhappy!
That is mostly what I am referring to
It seems like every time I post on here, someone always attacks me and has something mean to say. I mean, this board reminds me of elementary school girls...never getting along. I just want helpful advice, motivation, positivity, and friendliness. And to the post up above who said maybe I should find another board..I already have and you are one of the ppl I am referring to as always having to attack someone.
I don't know if you are referring to me...sm
as the other poster who was judging. I haven't judged anyone on here. I did state what I thought to that nasty poster who said that if you aren't making good money it is more than likely you. If you are doing good I am happy for you. Some MTs do have plenty of work, and that makes a big difference. If the work is not there, you can't very well make any money. I certainly would never suggest you pad your lines or any of those other things. I try not to judge people.
I was referring to the OP, of course! nm
I was referring to the fact that (sm)
it's free, unlike other sites, to post messages and such here.  That's what FREE I was referring to!
No problem -- I was referring to
the poster making snide remarks for MTs to stop being lazy and work 8 hours a day. No need in that mess.

I'm happy to share what has worked for me.

I have used VR before; not currently using it so it would take a while to get back into it. Yes, it can produce some great results but it takes a lot of investment from you to get it there -- training it to recognize your speech, etc.

Good luck.
When you say MDI, are you referring to Maryland or FL??? nm
Sorry, that was not the post I was referring to. nm
someone earlier was referring
to the TV show, The Apprentice, with Donald Trump.  That's the only postI've seen on here regarding apprentice.
No. I am referring to her first response to a . . .

post of mine.  I was offering MY opinion and was not specifically singling her post out.  Not at all.

The last time I checked, we are all entitled to our own opinions.  If people offer an opinion, albeit one that does not agree with someone else, why is that negative?

Geesh.  . . . and the horse you rode in on.

I am not referring to cases
such as you are describing, and I don't get why you're so defensive. Of course that splinter case that you described warrants an ER visit. I am referring to all of the reports that I type of cases that could easily be taken care of by a PCP and in no way should be considered an emergency. Relax...geez.
Is this the article you were referring to?
"Foreign Medical Graduates May Get New Test" in the NY Times? If so, it was printed on May 1, 1988. It also stated that the foreign medical graduates have to take an English profiency exam, NOT that they will NOW have to take one if the new test guidelines occur. The new requirements are that they have to take the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Clinical Skills Assessment. This is before they can even begin a residency in the U.S. Might be nice if you had some reading comprehension skills.
I was referring mainly to employees. IC's are

I will start referring to BOS
as AAMT's POS - I think that might be a better descriptive of the content - lol
Not quite. I wasn't referring to the standards

we can use with ctrl-S.  In the expander, isn't there a standard capability?  I think what I wanted to do was save a report using that.  The report did save, but then I wanted to edit it, because I really just wanted ROS and PE.  I was doing H&Ps and she kept (very wordy) saying the same thing over and over and over.  But once I saved it I wanted to edit out the parts I didn't need and I couldn't do it, didn't know how to do it.

Does that make sense to you?  With MTs or Legacy once you saved or created your normal you could edit it.  Is it possible? 

Any help is much appreciated.  Sorry for any typos, it is so way past my bedtime!

Well I wasn't referring to HIPAA. Do you think
I'm referring to Phoenix Medcom
They sent me a lot of info when I inquired & were very specific: they pay per 65-character line, with headers & footers, no spaces.
I think OP is referring to dialing in for dictation. nm
Oops....I was referring to the ? a few down, thought it was gone - sm
things have been disappearing though.
Are you referring to a PC Card/slot?

I have a newer laptop that requires an ExpressCard (very similar to the PC cards-just latest version) and I had hoped to drop my dial-up and go with just the ExpressCard (based on a cell phone connection as you mentioned).

I work live, on-line, on a platform (which the platform co. said this card would work). Are you saying this won't work??? Is it because your connection gets dropped all the time or ???

I have been waiting and so excited about getting this new card (which may be out yet this month) and dropping my ISP for faster connection and being able to go mobile (as we camp a lot in the summer) as I hoped I could eventually do this hoping to be a "snowbird" some day. Please tell me this will work. :D

All I have available to me is dial-up and satellite and I don't want to go satellite.

Thanks so much for any feedback you can share.



Shotty if you are referring to lymphadenopathy. sm
If it was about a shoddy place of business, or the like, then that would be correct.  But shotty lymphadenopathy is a very common term, and the poster is correct.
I meant *comparing*, not *referring* ! - nm
I was referring to the "anymore", not the ebonics.
I was referring to new MTs and I don't care if you agree


My post was referring to a patient who does not
speak English, not the doctor. It is not the doctor's fault he cannot communicate with a non-English speaking patient.
OP was referring that patient names
being accessible/available to others was in conflict with HIPAA rules. Just stating that they are not and giving examples.
How about "Bunch Of Scum" ? (Referring to

How dumb are YOU? I was referring to people saying crap like
"things happen," which is a HUGE COP-OUT.
What/who are u referring to--missed original post.
Well actually i was referring to the fact that he/she has been booted off the site
so many times and is stupid enough to keep doing this LOL.

This is referring to voice recognition, but I should clarify...sm
The EditScript software from eScription is a complete transcription system, it is not limited to voice recognition. It is true that the eScription dictation system has VR capabilities, but that doesn't mean that every report will be a voice recognition report, it just depends on the facility that is using it. The client we work for is probably 70% VR and 30% straight transcription.

Working with VR reports is like proofreading, basically.

I was referring to slamming the cherrypicking post
A great site for referring physicians

that includes credentials and you can search by state is:


Down at the bottom you can change the state.  I have used this site quite a bit. 


Organizing a referring physician list
If you have Excel, just copy and paste it into Excel. You can even export it into Excel from Word, but I usually don't even bother.

Once you've put the list in Excel, you can sort by column B or whatever is the last name field. Be sure to select ALL the text when you sort, or you'll JUST sort the last names.

If the last name and first name are in one cell, you can break the text into 2 columns easily, just look in Excel's help, it'll tell you how to do it.
Our agreement with our clients regarding referring physician names
When we accept a new client, we request a listing of all referring physicians and their addresses. We enter those names and addresses into our address database which can be accessed by the MT at any time while transcribing the report. They can search by first name, last name, partial name, city or state. We also instruct the physicians/dictators (and their staff) to SPELL physician names if they have not been provided on the initial list. If the dictator dictates a name not found in the database or does not spell a name, the MT has permission to leave a blank (or spell phonetically with a flag for the dictators staff). Our clients print their own work and can make changes/corrections to documents at their end. Therefore, it is THEIR responsibility to fill in the blanks if the dictator uses a name not provided or if he/she does not spell the name. QA staff does not have TIME to look up addresses, and in my opinion, doing so would be a huge waste of our skill. We edit hundreds of reports daily and if we had to research names and addresses in each report, we would never meet our turn-around time agreement. Additionally, we have a customer service department at our home office who can assist MTs with issues such as this. Check with your supervisor/QA staff to confirm what your company policy is regarding names and addresses. Perhaps blanks are acceptable for physician names. As we all know, even if the dictator dictates John Smith, it's possible the name is spelled Jon Smythe. There is no possible way for you to know that; therefore, it should be the CLIENT'S responsibility to confirm the spelling and add the address.
Lucy, we use the EditScript MT platform, which is what you're referring to, I believe...sm
All in all I think it's pretty user friendly. It has the audio player built into it and it also handles all the downloading and uploading of the voice files and completed reports. It also has a search function that allows you to search old reports, which is really nice. The downside is that it only works with Word 2000 or 2003, not 2002, and it's a little sensitive to interference on your Internet connection. Also, although they say it will work with dial-up Internet, we have never been able to use it successfully with dial-up.

The flame wasn't there when she made her statement - she was referring to the


I think they're referring to the Christmas Child banner. nm
I was referring to gross 65 character per line with spaces, sm
but again, it was very grueling, but possible. Granted, I had no life besides the keyboard.
Are you referring to a cassette tape that has dictated material on it?

I would try to spool it back with the eraser tip of a pencil, but I wouldn't waste alot of time doing so.  I've had this happen in the past, and fortunately for me, I returned it to the physician, explained the problem, and he said, "no problem"...I'll just redictated it.  

I am again stating here that the single most important thing one can to do to ensure the quality and lifespan of tapes, is to keep them in their plastic case when not in your machine and being transcribed. 

Be careful in your wording. Wannabe's? If you're referring to new MTs, then say so. It's
Are you referring to expanding text or real macros?
Can't tell you what you are doing wrong if you don't tell us what you are doing.
nope, company i was referring to begins with a P. maybe it is more common than we realize! nm
The MR reports were being filed. Referring physicians/medical care providers reports were not.
This is a hospital radiology department with in-house MTs and a clerk who is in charge of the report distribution.