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Posted By: nestea on 2007-07-18
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I absolutely love it.  Wish I could do it all day long.  There's a learning curve for the terms, just like everything else. I use Dictionary of Eye Terminology published by Triad, and I find everything I need in there.
Vet. Ophthalmology
There is a very nice lady named Ann/Anne who occasionally posts veterinary ophthalmology jobs right here on mtstars.com, so keep your eyes open for her post.  Just FYI.
If you do ophthalmology what are some

good resources for sample reports?  I have done phacos by the thousands, but now working on a teaching hospital and they do tons of eye surgeries.  The facility is severely backlogged and just said don't worry about blanks get us caught up and they have not provided any samples, any corrections.  I have Stedman's, but a lot of the doctors dictate so fast or don't enunciate.  I can't look something up if I can't hear them and I'm not familiar enough with the terminology to know what it might/should/could be.  

I have to leave blanks and I don't feel like I'm learning anything when I'm not getting any feedback and just continue to leave the same blanks.

Any help would be appreciated. 




Vet ophthalmology
I currently work for this company, and I can tell you that it is the best MT experience that I have ever had. The 0.07/line is only for a short time. I can tell you with 100% certainty that the test given is NOT work that needs to be typed. That is the most rediculous thing I have ever heard. When it comes to the test, I think there are a few people out there who just couldn't cut it, so they have to make up lame excuses to make themselves feel better. As for the owner, I have never known of anyone to be more selfless or work harder since I have been in this field. There is a lot to learn in the beginning, but that is the case with any MT job. Remember, there are a lot of people that get into MT because they are lazy and think staying home doing as little as possible is a great fit for them. If you are not one of those people, I can assure you that this is a great company to work for!
Ophthalmology - without a doubt!
I have always had a really hard time with ophthalmology - probably because I get it so rarely. 
Ophthalmology transcriptionists out there?

Any other MTs doing ophthalmology?  I'm working for docs who are on the east coast.  I get so FRUSTRATED because the reports are so short I feel like I'm starting and stopping all the time.  I've done 33 files today for a whopping 600-ish lines!  Great docs, easy to understand, mainly letters to the PCPs.  Most of my files are easily less than 3 minutes long and when I do get a long one, he can't make up his mind so I end up erasing and retyping, and STILL don't get a decent line count. 

Just looking for a sympathetic ear from another Ophth MT.  I feel like I'm in a different world than these other guys I read about on here! 

ophthalmology words
The Dictionary of Eye Terminology by Melvin Rubin, M. D. is a good book.
You can also try www.AAO.com.  (American Academy of Ophthalmology). I don't remember if you have to a member to get in.  Also just type in ophthalmology words in Google and see what comes up.  Sometimes you can find these books at a thrift store or goodwill. 
sorry I don't do eyes but it's ophthalmology...

Ophthalmology book
I started with ophthalmology 4 years ago and the only book I use is the Dictionary of Eye Terminology by Barbara Cassin. Great book - -
Very few are good with ophthalmology..
I imagine they are not able to get anyone with enough knowledge.

Very tricky - ophthalmology! But with a good
word book, and lots of practice, I've heard its really a nice specialty to transcribe!
Endocrine and Ophthalmology References

What are the best endocrinology & ophthalmology reference resources?  Websites, books, etc.

I'm having these added to my work pool of nephrology, gen/vasc surgery, & IM. Thanks for the help. 

I hate ophthalmology - very slow moving...nm

Please share helpful ophthalmology websites.
Ophthalmology is definitely my weakest specialty. If anyone knows of helpful websites, please share them.

I use dragon and I type ortho and ophthalmology.
It works much better for ortho.
What is the deal with this veterinary ophthalmology IC job offer. I see that one a lot. Is this al
Has anybody here worked there before? 
You do not need the 1099. You just need to report the income. Report the company/person ...sm
to the IRS for not sending out the 1099. 
ophthalmology and cardio; psych is depressing but not that hard.
Not a site, but Stedman's Ophthalmology Words is a keeper! :) nm
I charge the same amount for a "normal" report as for any other report.
You still have to listen to the dictation and change anything that's different.  I had one woman try to pull this on me.  She'd dictate, "Just pull up my normal, but change this, change that, switch that around, move that, add this, delete that, and change the other."  Then she'd only want to pay me what equated to $.03 per line.  She wanted 1:1 on her dictation to transcription ratios.  I told her to take her cheap account down the road because I'm worth more than that.
Oh, a report just came in. A report actually just slid in, can you believe it. Hip Hip Hooray. I

had better get that sucker typed before it gets out of ONE MINUTE TAT.

If you are careful with putting the correct report in the correct report shell and patient, you will
not have any problems. I only take away this option when someone is careless. There can be NO room for error on this. One mistake can be very serious. Many do it well though, so just double check and you will be fine.

Yes...Every Report
I have to admit, I proofread EVERY SINGLE REPORT. But I always have gone for overkill, and I am new. My one and only QA score was 98%. While I am proofreading (long reports), I sometimes stand up and stretch, or run and grab a snack or lunch so I don't feel like it is so much a waste of time. I suppose I will have to get to the point where I don't proofread every report, or I will never make any money! I may have to rethink my strategy if and when MQ increases their line quota for part time employees. Rumor has it at 8,000 lines per pay period, and I am only managing 6,000 and working long hours just to do that. Got to figure SOME way to speed up!
I get paid per report, $1.30, includes all accessions/requisitions -
for instance in one report if doc says this is an MRI of the Head, neck and 3d multiplanar I get 1.3 for each. I use Shorthand and I have eight years experience. I do anywhere from 80-120 reports a day.
There was a report in AL, I think, that there was

a live alligator swimming around the flood waters there in one area. The newscaster kept saying it was live and nobody would come out and was avoiding that area until it disappeared. It's probably waiting somewhere quietly for its next dinner to walk by.

Two of my accounts are in New Orleans and I have typed hundreds of patients with abscesses that tested positive for MRSA over the last few months. The way the city is now cannot be helping this at all. A few of the docs I do are automatically  treating for MRSA now w/o getting the culture report just because they've seen so many cases.

right! Fox would report a

That would be real news there.

No, the woman bought a LOUIS VUITTON with the money she got

(debit card).


ONE report probably
so they will need to add more MT's...LOL! I feel for all of you.
Per Report
The highest I have heard of anyone paying per report is $2 with most paying less than that. Hope that helps.
Pay by report?

Hi, all:  I've been getting my own small clients here and there, and I've had a request for a proposal to radiology reports for a small radiology group.  Their current vendor is charging them by report, not line.  Anyone have any idea what to charge by report?  I've done some calculating with regard to average lines per report, and I'm thinking of offering to do it for $3 per report.  Any idea if this is too high or too low???  Any input is appreciated........


Per report

Working as an IC you should be charging $2 per report, that is what I charge my clients.  Good Luck!!!

I saw a report that said . . .
Heart rate 80 permanent. Do ya think he said per minute?
Report changes
Has anyone ever had someone go in and change your reports?  I don't mean change a small word or the wording of a sentence.  I am talking about taking out information and putting in information that the doctor did not dictate, making the report incorrect for the patient's records?  I found this happening to my work and need information on the legal ramifications, as well as how to handle this. 
report changes

I work at home for a service, but not as an IC.  I found work changed by having a temporary copy on file - then the QA changes/corrections - and then relistened and found changes made that affected the whole report, different medications, different procedures and PMH, etc.  Information that will probably one day go on to another physician that is incorrect and that I did not transcribe, but with my initials on the report.  Of course, I realize that once the physician signs it that the liability is on him, but it's just inconceivable that someone would do this.  I saw this happen one other time when I worked in house and one Transcriptionist didn't like another one and this was done in order to try and get the disliked employee fired.  However, it did not involve my work then.  I keep thinking that MTs all think ethically and with a legal obligation to the patient, but I know in reality that to some it is just a job.  I am tetering on talking to the company and/or the account manager, especially since I have everything in black and white - the first report - the QA corrections - the changes to the report after it came back to me, etc.  I'm just looking for some guidance on how to handle the situation. 


I had one report from one md....sm

I had one MD last week that had this dinging sound throughout his report......I hit no key accidentally or held a key down.  This was on the dictator's side, this dinging noise.....

$1.20 per report
ask what are the margins, font, length of reports for per page or gross lines

also what do you mean by "plus paid for links?" is this something additional that you do for the report?
$1.20 per report
I have been offered $1.30, $1.50, $1.75 to $2.00 per page depending on the average length of report.
definitely report it
That is very disturbing to me. She was very unprofessional and not that I want to know what she said, but is it something she did that should be reported to authorities?
$3-4.00 per report sm
But no one will pay that. You probably don't want to take a job typing MRIs and CTs by the report. They can get pretty lengthy. Just my 2 cents. :)
I just sent a report with ....

24 QA markers.  The darn thing looked liked Swiss cheese.  And it wasn't even an ESL.  He was an American who could speak perfectly good English if he chose to.  Instead, he slurrs entire sentences, sometimes 2 or 3 together in the same breath.  I cringe every time this guy comes up on my screen and even having old reports to look at in my feedback screen doesn't help. 

Okay, I'm done.  Have a good evening.  I'm changing into my flannel jammies and watching a movie.

My tax guy says you do not have to report it if
If they 1099 ya', that means they reported to the IRS that they paid you.  If they send you the 1099, then you must report it or you could get blipped.  The $500.00 amount is correct though if you made under that amount, you do not have to claim it.  I really do not think you need to combine anything.  Each company you have worked for as an IC should 1099 ya'!  Just my thoughts on this issue and the experiences I have had. 
Every report
This person has no experience and seems to have no pride in the work. She types any old thing. I send her feedback and I get somewhat snippy replies that I should explain things better... I am not the trainer..but references to that I might have needed help when I started out. Well truthfully, when I started out I looked things up like crazy, proofed by work and had a lot of pride in my product. This person had to have been very cheap for the boss. The boss knows I will fix the mess and so what's the problem? Everything is peachy for everyone except me?
pay per report
Any radiology Transcriptionist out there that know of any companies that pay per report and how much?
Per Report pay
MQ pays up to $1.25 per report for Radiology.
report pay
Is 1.10 cheap per report?
per report

I think 1.10 is low - i get 1.50 on one account, 2.00 on another.  I think rad reports are average 15 lines per report.

On other rad accounts I get 10 and 12 cents per line.

per report
I get 2.00 on one of my smaller accounts and 1.50 for another.
Try pay per report instead (sm)

I think you were responding to another post, but...

I understand your predicament.  This is the reason why I will only work for an MTSO that pays per report.  And even with that, I need to see a good balance of reports, with at least 50-60% of the dictations 1 minute or less.   Also, an MTSO that pays for links and has normals.  Your average x-ray may be 10 lines, so imagine getting paid $1.20/report for that, and for the 5-line one, too.  Yes, you'll get CTs and MRIs, but these are so easy to template and add to your Instant Text that even if they're 3 mins, you'll still do them in little of no time.   

rad by report
Just remember, this is by REPORT and not the PAGE.  Some reports are 2 to 3 pages long and whther you type 4 sentences or 400, you will still get paid by report.
Please report ... SM
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I think if it's in an ad like that, anyone should be able to report them.