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What do you want them to do, talk in secret code?

Posted By: nm on 2006-05-18
In Reply to: HIPAA at the Hosptial - Krissy


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Yes. It's no big secret. They talk openly about it.

Eewwww... you don't talk like an MT, you talk like mangement. Ick. (n/m)
Nothing is being said. How can something this big be a secret?
the secret is

You need to have an extremely good memory.

Whether you use SmartType, Instant Text, Shorthand, Fast Type, or follows all of the suggestions books such as "When The Name of the Game is Keystrokes," or www.productivity.com. It will always boil down to having an extremely good memory. Without one, you will never have a high line production when you use the keyboard. --- Knowing how to write macros and templates certainly helps.

Anyone who says otherwise is not paying attention to their own capabilities.


No secret
I work for Spheris and it's certainly no secret it's a 24/7 company. The Indians are busy transcribing in a nice building Spheris built for them over there while we sleep, ha-ha. When I have PC troubles at night, an Indian tech usually helps me through it. Such is the way of the world, whether we like it or not, our business is global. Again, I think that thing you saw was somebody's blog, and I had no trouble whatsoever with my PC after visiting the site several times.
I don't think it's really a secret...
I think it is more of a preference.  Many people don't want to learn to transcribe OP notes because it is difficult in the beginning.  It is the same with ER reports.  Difficult in the beginning, but easy to make lines if you wait it out and learn.  Anyway, most MTs already know this information, they just prefer to transcribe other work types.  I don't think it's a big deal to talk about it.  If you are great at what you do, you have nothing to worry about. 
The secret is...
Share your secret, PLEASE!
Who do you work for? I used to do that, but got a crappy account now. I miss those paychecks.

You have every right to be happy. I'm happy for you (and jealous LOL)!
Oh please, it is not top secret information.
She was just helping me out.
secret shopping
Have you found any shops that will pay you more than $10.00 or less? I haven't!
Ok, here's the Big Male Secret...
We want y'all to think we're helpless and can't do things so we can get out of doing stuff. It works, too! :)
Big Male Secret
It's not a secret, Rad Guy. We just let you think it is.
Shhhhh - it's best to keep it a secret.

Did you ever think of telling the person that hired you?  Daaaaaaaaaaa.LMAO


Exactly! Thanks! It's not secret Rosie is the man
in that relationship! Did you hear too that the View ladies per contract are not allowed to cut their hair without prior approval! I wonder if they just added that recently since Rosie is coming on board - picturing that buzz cut she had and all. LOL!
The secret to a good fit.

Make a list of what you want in a job.  What do you want to earn and how can you structure the job to conform to what you want?  Platform or no platform?  Do you want to work from a pool or get a dedicated acct?  Don't settle for someelse's idea of a great job.  Pick your job, don't wait for a job to pick you.

Next, do your homework.  Peruse the job sites and see which jobs have the characteristics you are looking for.  Research those jobs.  Research how other MTs feel about that company, keeping in mind that one person's dream job could by another's slave labor. 

Never leave a job until you have a replacement up and going. Try to ask the pertinent questions before testing.  The recruiters I have dealt with have been more than happy to answer key questions, thereby saving company and myself wasted time. 




I would love to know the secret...
I have been at this for nearly 9 years now, and working my tail off for an average of 6 hours per day, I still only clear $18,000 per year at 8 cents per line. I have had a good account, so that can't be it. I have worked for 10 cents per line, and really I did no better in terms of lines per hour. I do use expansions. I work without breaking. I can't figure out if it is me or if there are a lot of exaggerated income stories out there. Really, there is no way for me to ever know, is there? I just keep plugging away and hoping for better. Sometimes I swear there is a secret to it, but I just can't figure it out.

Perhaps I just suck?
Secret Santa?

Is the link on this page the right link to enter? 

secret to satellite and MTs
Get a static IP address through your ISP. It helps alot!
Trade Secret...sm
There are basically three tests of a trade secret:

1. It is information that is not in the public domain, i.e. is exclusive to the company.

2. Its exclusivity is regarded by the company as providing a competitive advantage or some other benefit of value.

3. The company takes reasonable precautions to protect the information.

Within these parameters, a "trade secret" can be just about anything that a company decides it is, including customer lists, business plans, methods or processes of production, marketing strategies, hiring projections, you name it.
Moneymakers tell us your secret??

Any of you who are making 17 dollars or more an hour in an 8 hour day at the line rates that are posted - and I have ever see posted is jobs that pay about 8 cents a line or less.  Please share with us your secrets.  A lot of us have been doing this for 15 years or more, and cannot do that in 8 hours.  I have a hard time believing it.  When someone says how much they make in an hour, or how many lines they do per day, it is the assumption that that is in an 8 hour period since that is what the general population works on a full time basis.  My point being, is that it is misleading to people saying that you can make 20.00 to 30.00 an hour at 8 cents (I am assuming 8 cents a line, maybe I am wrong) if you are working 10 hours or more a day.   If there is a way to do this please tell us the secrets, because seriously we  would truly like to know.  I would also like to know who pays 10 cents a line anymore.  How do you find them.  I cannot - I have searched and searched.  We need to all stick together and be honest, otherwise I say let them send it overseas.  There are kids in high school making more than some of us.    

SS....does that stand for secret service?
Seriously? Must be a big secret. I find it very depressing and
very difficult.  New terms constantly and staging, etc., are written differently
I don't understand the secret santa? nm
Secret Santa Question
Is the secret post usually on the Main board or one of the ones above the ------------ line?  I tried searching this morning, but don't have time to puruse all of the different boards.  I was just wondering if you could narrow it down a bit.  It's okay if you can't just thought I'd ask.  Thanks!
of course; Spheris Healthscribe, not new, no secret
When they try to keep what they're dictating a secret...
... from the people having the LOUD conversation right next to them. Guess they never figure out that they are also keeping it a big secret from ME. I keep waiting for them to yell SHADDUP! but for some reason they never do. Sometimes I am half tempted to just transcribe the background conversation instead......
Personal opinion: If it's a secret, it's probably wrong. SM
I think you know that. You need to look at yourself hard and weigh your pros and cons. But you don't have to "go all the way" to be having a full-blown affair.
I did secret shopping......made some money but it
OK...I am secret Days fan. I would never admit it to my family.
She is right!  I would toss his rear out too.  I just hate that Chelsea.  What about Belle and Shawn??  Phillip is an idiot.  Will Mimi tell?? dun dundundunnnnn :)  If my husband or kids knew I watched soaps they would laugh me out of the house.  I would never live it down, but it is fun.  Now I started watching Passions too.  No wonder I can't seem to get anything done
Brownie recipe.... Shhhh, it's a secret.....
I got a GREAT to die for brownie recipe of his. This one is much more specific as he wrote the stuff down. Double chocolate batter, chocolate (and sometimes caramel) sauce, white chocolate and pecans on the top... He calls them Suicide Brownies.... would be happy to share if you're interested.
Isn't that interesting. So much for the identify remaining secret. nm
But the secret is most people love oncology.
I'm not sure why, but it is more interesting than most specialties and not usually the downer you'd expect. I think it's just the terminology and (in my experience) very smart, decent dictators. Even the ESLs are understandable because the terms are so long. Four syllables to pronounce means 4 clues, LOL.
Doesn't it say to find the secret post?
I just skimmed it, but I think it says to find the secret post and send an email from that post to enter.
The secret to making a long evening of - sm

transcribing go a LOT easier:

A big bowl full of freshly-made, sweet, kettle-corn popcorn!

Oh....... YEAHHHHH !!!!  

Tag code?
Not sure what you mean by tag code.
Tax code
In Ohio, since there is no actual code that reflects transcription, we use 99999. Worked for me with no problems.
Used to code

Coding is a game where the rules constantly change and they won't tell you what they are - but will gladly penalize you and your employer because you "should have known" all the rules they won't tell you.  They actually have codes that are "blacked out" - in other words, they know what the right code is that will cause them to pay for a procedure, but its a secret beknownst only to them.  "They" being the federal government - they say "ignorance of the rules is no excuse" but won't tell the rules.  You fly by the seat of your pants.  You can attend seminars all year long but still not know if you're doing it right.  You live in constant fear of a Medicare audit where they will find the wrong code and accuse you and your employer of fraud, fine/jail the both of you, and pull the doctor's license. In transcription - the blame for errors ultimately goes to the doctor.  In coding - the blame gets spread around.  If that sounds like fun, go ahead.

Where do you put the code?
code key
The code key that goes with the software is probably triggered to tell it that it's already been installed once.  It's an anit-piracy device.  What you may need to do is call the software support line for the software and explain the situation.  They may be able to give you a new code key for the installation.
Ah, you've discovered the secret of working at night!! Shhhh....

Everyone will be doing the same! I work nights and weekends, have for years and years.  Don't worry - you will get used to it, and its GREAT! Most companies will pay a higher rate for nights, you NEVER run out of work as long as you're on acute care, dictators are usually GREAT - don't know why, but have always been for me, and same on weekends.  Never a lack of work on my end for over 10 years!  You won't find me scrambling to literally pull the dictation out of a doctor's mouth, along with 100 other MTs signed on waiting to get 1 poor report to trickle thru...But remember - its our secret!

secret santa question..I hate to sound silly but...
so when you talk about opening every post, you mean like the ones that people reply to?? like this question ending up in the follow-ups here?
Code of Conduct
This thing is REALLY for the ones that got all the lawsuits started, now WE have to suffer. At least we get paid for probably the most boring hour on earth!!
Also, see what diagnosis code
they used to bill.  Might have been billed as a screening and that's sometimes a no-no as far as getting things paid.  Obviously, you can't lie, but see if she had any symptoms at all that might justify the test.  
Code Runner

Anyone know what this is? 

JUMP code
I need to insert a "code" so I can jump from one place to another in document. using WORD 2002 XP. I had a macro set up for this and lost it and have tried to make another one, but when I try to do any macro Microsoft Visual Basics pops up. It will not allow me to assign anything to the keyboard...ANYONE? TIA
RU typing in code??? nm
MT or Code question
I am an experienced MT/now quality auditor---I've taken coding courses and am considering going for certification but for now it's on the back burner.  The experience I have as an MT is invaluable as a coder---if you don't know medical terminology, you will learn it in a legitimate coding course but it sure was a benefit to me in the coding course I took to have the MT background.  Coding is harder to get into than transcribing (my experience anyway) because you need to apprentice (in order to get your certification) and then usually start at a entry level even not as a coder at a low rate of pay when you are first working as a coder.  I know the earning potential is enormous as a coder though.  This is not to say all coding jobs start out this way, just what I've found.  I have a couple of friends from my class who are coding, but it is really hard and takes a lot of knowlege but I imagine would be rewarding once you get established.
You would use the code *11 for the headset
I used to code in house
I wasn't cut out to be a coder, but I did fine at the coding itself.  I coded and billed radiology.  I had a problem dealing with the people end of the business - dealing with patients who called screaming that their insurance didn't pay because I didn't do "my job" right; dealing with ordering physicians who gave routinely unpayable reasons for tests and thought "radiologists make enough as it is because they don't have to see the patient's personally".  I couldn't handle being caught in the middle, and the stress wasn't worth it.  I find transcribing much less stressful because I no longer hear screaming patients or have to beg for a payable ordering diagnosis.
ESL is not code for bigotry. It is used in my SM
community of SoFla. There are ESOL classes in school and English classes for ESL adults. These are listed as ESL! There are references to ESL all over and there is nothing bigotted about it. It is not a "code" for bigotry, at least in SoFla. I don't know about the rest of the US.

I have already stated, I don't mind ESL doctors. As someone else pointed out, they know they have an accent and tend to speak very clearly.
rewind code
Pulled out my old papers: Code 1349
Enter the recall code and enter a digit for 0-6 to set.
Lanier LX-230