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Posted By: tristen on 2008-09-03
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to make it official, not living in sin, tax
Official policy puts it best . . .
from the 2002 AAMT Book of Style:

"Obscenities, profanities, and vulgarities do not belong in a patient's record unless they are part of direct quotations that are essential to a report."

In 20+ years of transcribing, mostly psychiatry, with, as one might imagine, a lot of profanity, I've always just typed whatever the clinician quoted the patient as saying, and have never had a complaint.

Good luck,


United States: No official language...
End of story...
But don't you now put RHIT on your resume since that's the current official title? sm
I earned my RRA, but in the time since I earned it the AHIMA has changed the title to RHIA, so that is what is on my resume.
Ditto this. I'm the family's official "deviled egg queen" for every holiday.
I always make them the day before and Saran Wrap them into my special crystal egg platter, but any plastic or glass dish will do.  How many days until Thanksgiving now?  LOL
Dogs: Maggie and Slade, Cat: Kitty (official is Socks)- sm
Have you maximized your IT usage by
using the compilation and merge glossaries and using the enrich feature?   Start thinking in phrases rather than words, and visit the Production Talk board for more pointers to help maximize your usage of IT.
try splitting LD usage with 2
The last poster was right - it doesn't matter that you are calling in to hear a voice.  Technically you are calling a computer to access that voice file, not actually talking voice-to-voice with someone, which they will say violates the terms and conditions.  You can talk to some supervisor about what you are using it for and maybe can permission to keep using it for MT, but unless you have it explicitly in writing they can still get you at any time by cancelling your LD or (much worse) retroactively charging you.  The magic number for that "alarm" is 5000 minutes a month.  I split my LD with a regular ULD plan and Vonage.  You can't have 2 different LD companies on the same phone line, so you either have to use 1 regular LD and some sort of VoIP (such as Vonage, but there are others), or you have to have 2 different phone lines, each with its separate ULD plan and then split up your phone time between the 2.  It's a headache, I know. 
internet usage
I have Comcast and have never heard anything like that.  My internet is basically used 24 hours a day!  I get on at 4:00 AM and work on and off all day, my husband is on when I am not, and when my son gets out of school he is on until about 1:00 in the mornig each day.  I would think that would be excessive if anybody's was...
Hyphen usage in the following
arthroscopic report:  crabmeat-appearing cartilage Yes?  shovel-like basket forceps ?
air card usage
Great that Sprint offers that.  I do know on my account with Verizon there is unlimited usage, unlimited area.  So I guess as well it goes to show that different companies offer different packages and most likely for different areas, depending on competition.  Hope you find one that suits you, but make sure that you get the name, ID# , etc. of every person you talk to.  Makes it a lot easier if you have to go back for whatever reason to them.  Also, Verizon offers an antenna that you can hook to a window with suction cups, etc., so be sure to ask whoever you talk to if they offer any accessories at the time of sign up and if they can throw those in for free. 
comma usage
QA is correct; the commas do belong there, and it would be wrong to omit them. The first comma is a series of adjectives; the other comma is to separate two conjoined sentences.
laptop usage
I am considering purchasing a laptop to use mainly outdoors this summer so that my soon to be 4 YO twins can play outside while I am working.  I already have a Verizon air card so that shouldn't be a problem.  There is a place here that sells used laptops and new ones and they are awesome IT folks so I am going to talk with them more about my needs on the tech end.  What I am looking for here is if anyone has any suggestions on a setup of the laptop itself and a separate keyboard and mouse, i.e.  What to sit them on while I am working?   I would like to find something either weatherproof that I may not have to move if it is heavy or something that i could at least roll around to bring back in the garage or something when I am not using it. We have pretty level ground where I will be at.  TIA for any suggestions.  Oh, and have a wonderful summer! 
question about computer usage...sm

Hey, y'all!

Do y'all let your kids/husband/family use your work computer when you're not using it? I do, and so far haven't had any problems, but I am just wondering if this is a good idea!

question about computer usage
I let them use it but I am on it so much that they really don't have much of a chance. The kids are in college so have to watch the porn sites. LOL

I guess that would depend on the usage. sm
I worked with a gal once who literally pounded and stomped her foot pedal. The hospital replaced it twice in 6 months. After the second time, she was told she would have to pay for her own. I'm easy on mine and have had it for 10 years.
Pay for amount of usage -- might not be bad idea
Phone bills used to be like that, -- shows my age. I say sometimes I think it would be nice that those that use the most pay the most,.  I have my cable TV on at the most 2 hours a day and yet I pay the same as those that watch 14 hours a day.  Just like we get paid on the production of work we do, maybe we need to pay for the amount of usage on certain items.  
Also - new vs old Sprint for unlimited usage sm
Any new Sprint accounts as of 11/2008 are subject to the 5GB cap. From what I am understanding, accounts created before then say that they can throttle your speeds, terminate service, or charge overage fees for going over 5GB but so far have not really done so.
sprint limited usage
Do you work more than your 5GM? I just wondered since I am thinking about getting a card. I think Verizon and ATT do the same. My daughter has 5GM on her cable and she went over once, but they did not charge extra.

Thanks a lot.
I see all the postings about phone usage and I'm confused. sm
Are you talking about a long distance service you need to use a C-phone?  Or are they questioning the use of your DSL connection?
Sorry, but you are wrong....not familiar with usage of apostrophes?
It has to be written like this

colon cancer's point of view

to be the colon cancer's point of view. The doctor just made the sentence structure weird.

Regarding the colon cancer, the patient is doing well

would have been better.

Kids at home? What ages and do you limit their internet usage?

We have a 15-year-old that is limited to 1 hour on the internet when school is not in session, and we have parental controls that allow us to see everything she has done while she was on line.

What about your household?

Yeah, I used to years ago but no heavy usage, what killed by brain cells
not getting high. Granted if I had done it a lot, maybe so, but I have 1 good friend who got high every day, she has a Master's degree and is a respected Speech Therapist, though we tease her about her specialty, "swallowing".

This really sucks as the article said it would impact heavy users only.  My cable bill is already high but to be charged for actual using will skyrocket my bill.  I think I could spit nails right now.  I can post the article if anyone is interested.  They said it will be a trial period.  Anyone else use Time Warner?

English may not be the official language on the federal level, but it is the NATIONAL language. sm
From Wikipedia:

Although the United States has no official language at the federal level, English is the national language.

In 2003, about 215 million, or 82 percent of the population aged five years and older, spoke only English at home. Spanish, spoken by over 10 percent of the population at home, is the second most common language and the most widely taught foreign language.[139][140] Immigrants seeking naturalization must know English. Some Americans advocate making English the country's official language, as it is in at least twenty-eight states.[141] Both Hawaiian and English are official languages in Hawaii by state law.[142] Several insular territories also grant official recognition to their native languages, along with English: Samoan and Chamorro are recognized by Samoa and Guam, respectively; Carolinian and Chamorro are recognized by the Northern Mariana Islands; Spanish is an official language of Puerto Rico. While neither has an official language, New Mexico has laws providing for the use of both English and Spanish, as Louisiana does for English and French.[143]

P.S. Miami may be one of the largest cities, but it is still just one city located in one small state. There are 49 other states. Miami is just a small speck when you compare it to the rest of the United States.
U R confusing official definition of professional with "popular" definition...sm

the official definition is those jobs like physicians, PA's, NP's, law, etc. Not something you do for a long time or what your job is. The popular definition for profession is what you do. Same thing with vocation, a official definition would hold to calling, such as clergy or nuns or missionaries... popular would say what's your job. So depends if you are looking for the popular definitions vs. the official definitions, though I will say some very ignorant people posting on the topic...

Just wanted to let everyone know that I just ordered Comcast digital phone service. There are no restrictions. Unlimited is unlimited.

I've had their phone svc for many months now. the only problem is that when the cable goes out, so does your broadband, phone, everything, so make sure you have a cell phone so you can call in your outage.  I'm in Indiana and dialed in to NY and there was never a question about how much I was on it.

This is unlimited throughout the country. I could have added international, which there will be a charge for later, but I don't need it. I told them what I do for a living, that I am not speaking to a person but dialing into a dictation system. She had me hold while she checked and came back on telling me "unlimited is unlimited." I could have kissed her!
Hmmm...I was told something different.
If you have their cable and internet, you get the phone rate for $39.95.
I just talked to Comcast out here in Oregon and they told me that if I was in anyway using my phone for any "calls  that generated an income" that I would be considered a "business" and there would be a business charge for the "unlimited long distance".  So I think in time they will catch up with any of us and it will be the same as ATT, etc.  If it generates an income, it is a business.   It is like my Comcast internet, they wanted to charge me the "business rate" since I used it for business which was almost double of the "residental rate".  So I think right now each area does not know what the other area is doing/saying but once they get up and running if they can ding you extra charges they will.  So enjoy it while you can.   Patti  -- yes I talked to as high up manager as I could.
Anyone with Comcast and have you
in any way been told you were using the internet too much? One of the consumer advocates here in town yesterday probably about the most upset I have ever heard. Comcast is telling some consumers their internet service is going to be disrupted for using "too much" although when asked how much is too much, saying that is their secret?
I have comcast as well and never heard such a thing. I am basically on almost 24/7 so this is excessive and never, never heard such a crazy thing!
The only high-speed we have in this area IS Comcast. For years, they were slow slow slow, constantly going down. I called them at least several times a week. They finally laid a new cable which has taken care of a lot of the problems but they should be a lot faster still. I called constantly and demanded constant credit on my account (which I got) even though they tried to find excuses such as it must be MY computer, MY lines, MY problem. When I called the utilities commissioner for my state, all MY stuff started working again. If they don't listen, call your utilities commissioner and then send e-mail to Comcast letting them know they will be hearing from them. Maybe that will wake them up.
Give up and get on DSL. When Comcast bought out Time Warner, NY internet service went from reliable to having to reset and reboot every morning. I have a friend who has to reset and reboot every few hours. She simply loses internet service in the middle of whatever she is doing. To make matters worse, if you need a tech's help with Comcast, be prepared for a wait. I was told it would take at least a week for a tech to come to my home in spite of my explaining I earned by living over the net and could not possibly afford a week without working.

DSL has been awesome - always reliable, great service. Extremely easy set up. Have NEVER had to call a tech about anything. I would highly recommend this internet provider to everyone.
Please overlook typos. Hopefully I am better than that.
I live in Mississippi..... I've had it since moving to this area, about 10 years. From the get go we've had nothing but up and down service and at the worst possible times...when I'm working!! It will go down without explanation...customer service never has an answer, so after several years of constant problems, I finally found a local supervisor (got his number) and he actually fixed the problem. He sad he wasn't getting the information that this area was having all these problems. Haven't had a lot of problems since, even though it does still ramdonly go down..... we NEVER get advanced warning of anything, ever!! We've still had some problems but nothing like before.

I can't say it's fast, even though that's what they claim it's supposed to be. That has been our only option until recently... now there's DSL but still don't know if this will be any better.
I have/had Comcast phone too

I have Comcast home phone service and it is expensive in my area. It was about $60 a month (including all the taxes & fees) but I only had unlimited calling throughout the east coast, mainly the New England area. I downgraded my phone service to the basics and now I use my cell phone for the majority of my calls, it actually turned out to be cheaper for me to use the cell over the landline. I kept the landline hooked up just for a home phone for emergencies & for ppl to call in to us but for me to make calls, they all go thru the cell.

I originally signed up for Comcast back in 2003. I know they are in stiff competition now with Verizon and both companies are offering better, more competitive rates.


Comcast Update
Comcast digital phone installed today. I cannot believe how clear it is! Luv it!
I'm confused too. I was told Adelphia would be changing over to Comcast as well.

I've decided to give Verizon a try though. I'll keep Adelphia during my 30-day trial and see how it goes. I hope the change over to Comcast goes smoothly without too many outages.
Vonage or Comcast
I have had Vonage for about two months now and I have had no problems at all. My friend has it too. I wasn't charged for the modem, and I have two lines with them. They did charge a setup or installation fee of about 42.00, but they give you the first month for free..so I didn't think that was too bad. Most companies do charge some kind of installation fee no matter where you go. I don't use a C-phone or anything though, so I can't say whether there are problems with that or not. If you have Comcast in your area, they now have digital phone with unlimited long distance. Every Comcast phone customer will have it before long, because they are doing away with their regular phone service and switching completely to digital. Which I'm not too happy about, because if your internet connection goes down, then you're stuck with no phone. No more land lines with them. If you have internet and cable through them as well, you can bundle the three and pay 99.00 a month for all 3 services for a year. :O))
Can you even get to the Comcast homepage?
I've tried typing it in manually, have used FireFox and Internet Explorer, and nothing is coming up. Maybe I should fire up the Mac and see if I can get in through Safari.
Comcast Internet
Does anyone use Comcast for broadband. I do, but I can't get onto the Comcast.net website, and email is not coming through Outlook today. I was wondering if the problem is on my end or theirs. I can get to other websites (like this one!), but I'm also having problems with time-outs on many, many other sites, not just Comcast. I'm wondering if anyone else is having a similar problem.
Comcast really stinks.........
I used to have their cable internet here in Cresson, PA, but I have switched to Verizon high-speed DSL, and I absolutely love it.  They do have special sign ups, which you can you lock in at that rate, I did!  Sure hope you get rid of Comcast! 
Same here, had problems with Comcast
and kept complaining until they finally sent a repair guy that actucally cared. Funny, when he tried to type in differnt web sites just to see how fast everyting was working he had to ask me to do it cause there are hardly any letters on my keys. LOL
Here in Oregon -- Comcast and what we did
I live on a floating home here in Portland and several of us were having that problem with Comcast and it was because the wiring or the cables were old and going bad.  Enough of us complained and I went pretty high up to complain and they finally rewired or re-cabled and now have not had a problem in over 3 years.  You need to keep complaining, call for a repair man to come out, keep your repair sheets with why they came out, and even if it goes back up get the repair guy out to check things out.  The cost of sending them out is quite high for them.  But keep calling and complaining, an squeeky wheel does get oiled.  I was very nice at first, then started calling locally and losing it a little bit I did get results.  
Comcast problems

Is anyone else out there having connectivity issues with Comcast?  I was formerly with Insight which was recently bought out by Comcast.  Since that change, the connection is often slow, often resulting in timing-out, which means I have to log back in repeatedly.  This is making work very difficult.  I called Comcast which did no good.  I have reset/reconfigured my router and modem, and done just about everything else I can think of  . . . all to no avail.  I am seriously considering changing to a different internet service provider, but dread going through that process.  If anyone has any tips or ideas, please let me know!

I had trouble with Comcast and lost

3-1/2 days of my 15 day pay period.  Try getting them to fix something the next day even if you had to have them the week before.  You just have to sit and wait for the next available.  To me this is not fair.  They didn't fix it the first time around.

Anyway I lost 3-1/2 days work and I am an IC.  There was no way to prepare for this other than to try to have backup money.  That is one reason I can't get anything saved.  It it things like these that are beyond our control.  Sometimes it happens on the work end and sometimes on your end.  Either way, you lose. 

My brother-in-law uses Vonage with Comcast.net...sm
and sometimes when he calls us the calls are crystal clear and other times it sounds like he's talking in a cave. He experiences the same on his end. He did tell us that once he called their tech-support division and had a horrific time trying to understand the person on the other end because their accent was so heavy and they seemed to have problems understanding his questions.
I'm with Comcast and am having trouble, too. I called...
them this morning and spent about 40 minutes trying to do different things and thought it was fixed, but it is not. If I put in an address manually it sometimes comes up, but not always. Good luck.