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yesterday I had a 1500 second report....nm

Posted By: yielded 152 lines.........love long ones...nm on 2006-10-09
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yesterday I had an 800 second report....sm

The dictator kept apologizing but continually had me go back to the HPI and take away stuff, add stuff and it was back and forth the entire report with him continually apologizing for *driving the male or female MT crazy* and he said that exactly.  You're so right, I wouldn't want this dictator being my doctor AT ALL EVER.

Now we can both EXHALE *LOL* 

I had a guy do that to me yesterday. I couldn't even tell which type of report
he was dictating because it sounded like arefanunionsom. Ummm, that's not a choice, dude. There are no reports by that title.
I had one yesterday that hiccuped through the entire report. I had about 10 blanks!
1500 lpd, 8 cpl over that nm
I did ($1500)
I use APC XS 1500
Gives me around 45 minutes of time. It has been very reliable!
How do you get 1500 lpd even in...
radiology?  I've been tested at 70 wpm with 100% accuracy, use Instant Text, have 20 years experience and good dictators but still can't get 1500 lines per day! Maybe it's because the platform is Meditech and I find it cumbersome.  If there is some secret to getting the lines won't somebody please share it! 
How long does it take you to get 1500? nm
I don't think 1500 is unreasonable...
There are a lot of variables. If you're willing to work as many hours as necessary to attain 1500 lines per day, then that's feasible within a reasonable amount of time. And once used to the account, of course, you'll do that in fewer and fewer hours.

As far as cpl, I haven't seen many ads for companies willing to pay even 8.5, and that's rare. More likely it would be around 7 to 8.

If you want to get your own accounts, depending on your area, you could probably ask for 9.5 to 10 per line and get it.

Also, you may have to work for a few companies to find the right one.

1500 lines
I think 1500 lines a day is realistic as long as the work is there. So it's kind of a mixed message I guess.
1500 to 2000 lines if doing
medical.  If on radiology, 2000 to 3000 plus.  I have done as much as 4000 on  radiology but that depends on which radiologists I get.  We have 5. And no, I don't use a lot of macros, and we have 2 ESL radiologists and probably 90% of our medical dictators are ESL or otherwise horrible dictators. 
Well, I just transcribed 1500 lines in 3 hours. sm

I work on the same account every day, same dictators, lots of templated reports I did myself and put them into auto correct.  I get up early, start at 7 am and today I was done by 10 am.  Cleaning the house now.  Also, the line pay is slightly higher than most, so 1500 lines is fine for me today. 

On harder days when the account is really behind,  I get up and vacuum the house after 3 hours of transcribing then come back for 1 hour.  If things are caught up, I stop for the day.  If not, I will go back in the evening. 

I can't sit for 6-8 hours straight.  Making $160 bucks in 3 hours is good for me and enough.   Tomorrow is another day!

Use templates and short cuts - that will help!  I have whole reports in my auto correct, but you have to listen through and change and correct things as each patient is a different case. 

I do have to tell you, I do not get this many lines every day in such short a time.  It just happened that today was a good day.


Hope this helps.

Cuba is offering 1500 doctors to help us...

This was posted with a picture in the hurricane slideshow.

Hundreds of Cuban doctors listen to a speech by Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana, September 4, 2005. The U.S. gave longtime foe Cuba the cold shoulder on Tuesday over its offer to send more than 1,500 doctors to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, which created a humanitarian disaster after pummeling the U.S.Golf Coast. Picture taken September 4, 2005. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

What a disgrace.  During times like these, people should be able to set aside their grudges and problems and come together.

I was hired with a 1500 sign on bonus...
and the stipulations were that I got the first $500 after 30 days off of QA and meeting minimal line count, another $500 after 60 days of meeting minimal line count, and the final $500 at 1 year.  Of course if a pay period is missed not meeting minimum, there is no more sign on bonus.  Hope this helps.
If gross lines average is 1500 nm
I won't quit until I have 1300-1500 lines a day.
slow days take longer
I type no less than 1500 lines in 7 hours

On my slowest day, I will not allow myself to get less than 200 lines an hour.  Depending on the worktype, I can type up to 400 lines an hour.  It is hard for me to consistently stay at that speed as I have orthopedic issues!!!  I also can type extremely fast, (120 wpm).  I also use a lot of Expanders and shortcuts. 

1500 lines per day? Is this a realistic line
count to be able to make daily in the current MT climate? I have been in MT field for 30 years, with last 10 as QA.  I hate it, and can't wait to transcribe again. I am still really fast, never lost my skills thankfully, and can easily hit 1500 lines per 8 hour shift IF the work is there, though.  That is the target I would have to hit to even come close to what I am making currently as QA - things are tight on this salary, and can't get much tighter!  Do you think most companies have this sort of workload to offer MTs?  I used to work for 2 companies 15 years or so ago. Maybe do you think it would be more realistic for me to try to work for 2, or is 1500 lines steadily daily not a big deal?  I'm just so used to getting paid hourly, and never having that gut-wrenching fear of running out of work.  I don't need benefits at all, so IC is a big possibility.  I hope you understand, and I really appreciate your thoughts.   I'm so scared, but have to get out of my current situation at "you-know-where" before I lose my "you-know-what"...   Figured I'd peddle myself off as an MT rather than QA - worry about that down the road at a good company.
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. 
1500, lucky if I make that, lost my motivation, how do you guys do it ?

Never get the same dictators, all the OPs are not  the usual appendectomies, T&As, etc, way more extensive, neurosurgery, spinal, etc.  Have 2 accounts, over 150 pages of account specifics, 2 systems in and out, type about 1-2 report from backup account, just enough to waste more time closing out of ChartScript and loging into C quence, then back to CS.  Typed about 1 H&P this  year.  I have no normals.  Rarely ever get ESL dicators though.  Giving myself about another month or two.   Lost all motivation.  How do you guys do it ?   I really need a pep talk.  I just can't concentrate any more.   

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.
I had to have a bowel resection for a Meckels diverticulum and the surgeon charged 2500 and got 1500
and the hospital bill was 27,000. Until that surgeon gets done paying malpractice, his office costs, taxes, etc. I bet he doesnt get one third of that money plus all the visits I had while in the hospital for 9 days and fu visits. I did have insurance thank God.
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.

1500-1600 doing acute, multiple, multiple work types. NM
They just billed it yesterday, the day of my new statement, that's why I got an over-the-limit fee tacked on, too .  Thanks so much for your support.  It really helps to have kind, supportive people helping me.  Thank you!
That was me yesterday, except it took me
14 hours off and on to get 1,000 lines in.  TMI = too many interruptions  I can't wait for school to start again.  LOL
Actually, it was yesterday, but still
Had one yesterday
that kept saying "post stop" after every sentence.

The first time I thought she said postop, until she kept saying it and it dawned on me that she was saying "post stop" when she was finished with that sentence.
I saw that one yesterday...sm
person must be OM and not transcriptionist...what an easy mistake!! lol.
Bet you are from yesterday

The one from yesterday also mentioned the infection aspect so perhaps you are just using a different name.  If you call the board, you will never work again as you are breaching confidentality and referring a patient to PT is not life threatening.  It might get the patient out of the house and do a lot emotionally and psychologically.  The doctor at least has not given up on him and trying to give him the best life possible and if PT can keep those muscle moving and so on, go for it.   I think it is time for you to find another profession is this is bugging you.  As for your grandmother, the doctor was hoping it would motivate her and he was trying not to allow her to just sit there and let everything atrophy as it seems the family was happy doing.  


Had a guy yesterday who...
said, "Okay, I have to spell this one."  Don't remember the word at the moment, but it was  thhhiiiiiiiiisssssss llllllooooonnnnggggg.  When he was done, he laughed and said, "How did anyone come up with a name that long anyway?"
I had one yesterday (ESL)
Who kept saying over and over in the report "assenbanger". After I stopped laughing, I did some investigation and it turned out she was really saying "Eisenmenger" syndrome.

Lovely, huh? :-)
yesterday I had

a 30-minute report that only counted to 142 lines.  I was really miffed.  Dictate a sentence.  Pause for 15 seconds.  Go back and change the last sentence, just say blah blah blah.  Pause for 15 seconds.  Dictate another sentence, stumbling mid-sentence while trying to collect thoughts.  Pause for 15.  Decide you didn't like that sentence after all and ask me to change it.  Over and over and over.  An ESL to boot.   

I felt like I was trapped in some strange time warp in the twilight zone.  It really messed with my mind.   

I was just wondering yesterday
what happened to them.  Hadn't heard anything about it in a few weeks.  Seems like all they talk about is Aruba.  Wonder where the little boy is!!
My doctor did tell me that yesterday....sm

thanks for reconfirming, I wasn't sure if I believed it. He even told me not to let the girls wash their hair everyday, which I knew wasn't good for other reasons but they do anyway.

It's still one of those things that makes you want crawl in a hole and hide. I hope the looks blow over soon.

Yesterday and all the other old stuff.
Not to worry.  No depression here.  I just think it's a beautiful song.
My 40th b-day was yesterday and .....
I have no wrinkles, no stretch marks, no gray in my hair and no extra weight. My chest is still where it was when I was 21 in spite of having three children. I wear a bikini at the beach (with a belly ring) and feel comfortable and confident doing it.

I have an agreement with my husband (who has superb taste in clothing and style)--if I ever dress in something that makes me look like I'm trying too hard, or in something that is unflattering or inapproriate for my age, he will tell me the truth. And he has been true to his word.

The true test for me on whether I can carry it off sucessfully is seeing 25-year-old men (and younger) take a second and third look with genuine appreciation and admiration. I hope that doesn't sound like a sexist remark as it is not intended to be; I simply think that women tend to judge other women's appearances based upon their own insecurities and maybe a bit of envy.

I feel, act and look younger at 40 than I did at 30. In my opinion, it all has to do with how you feel about yourself and how comfortable you are in your own skin.

I applaude women who take care of themselves and can wear younger, sexier styles with confidence.
Ours jumped yesterday
from $2.49 to $2.72. Don't know what it jumped to today. I saw that $2.99 on the news in Cedar Rapids-guess it isn't so bad yet in my small town.
well, they called me yesterday, but (sm)
I wasn't here.  So, she left a message, stating that if I had any questions regarding the new plan, I could call them back.  I aint even gonna bother...just see what happens when it happens.  But, if anyone else does talk with them, I'd love to know what they have to say! Good day all!


I had the Administrator look at it yesterday. (SM)
Yes, it appears someone is posting boatloads of recipes.

The ForumMatrix is open to anyone.

Did not yesterday, but did today.

Could not access because the usual icon was not on my bar, and when I clicked on "My Yahoo", "mail" was not there.  I had to go the long way around. 

Thanks. Saw it yesterday and sent my resume.
I watched CNN yesterday almost all day, just

willing those miners to walk out, but knowing that wasn't likely to happen based on the fact that there was no apparent debris that could be blocking them in.  I celebrated with the families when word was circulated that 12 were alive.  I called my DH at work and cried like a baby.    I was numb after the news came that only 1 survived.   I kept hearing stories about how the miners were coming to meet their families at the church, a Red Cross person said the miners were fighting about going to the hospital, that they wanted to see their families, and after the ambulance went out I waited and waited wanting desperately to see those men walk out.  


Were you born yesterday?
Please state what you KNOW and back it up by naming the facility.
So, what was the average MT age from yesterday?
Does anyone know yet?
just yesterday inquired
and i didn't get asked any of those questions. But we've a real small town bank too -- maybe that makes a difference.
Me too! A new line came out yesterday!
I went on just yesterday and omigosh...

first I looked through the teens, then I did a search for men 35-45 - what a revelation. A bunch of self-centered, self absorbed, superficial, sad, sad people. Anything from a sicko who called himself wetpantywipe and who was looking for other men with bare bottoms to rub up against, to self-inflated egotists. Of course, every guy made $150-000-$200,000. One guy, in the section for My Places, actually posted his resume. He had worked 18 places in the last 9 years. No duh - kind of a red flag there, buddy!  And then the "mail" these guys would get from their women "friends." All kinds of suggestive nearly nude pseudopaintings, the kind of things you see in the Harley shop, where they have a Barbie figure and a model's face and a horse's mane. Wearing a pearl necklace. That's all. With suggestive sayings about cherries, etc.  From a bunch of old skanks who never looked like that even when they were 18. And you can also send a little video, so they send videos with (actual) nude women's breasts bouncing around. One skanky sweetheart trying to get a guy's attention sent a little video of a white woman at the edge of pool naked with a black man's face in her you-know-what and his free hand rubbing her breast - full frontal nudity and all. "I thought THIS would get your attention! LOL" she writes. At 4:30, 'bout every profile lit up with "on line now!" "on line now!"  What a waste of electricity. One peek was more than enough for me.

I saw his wife yesterday. Don't know where
you get the overweight.  Sure she isn't rail thin, but hardly fat.   Chris is a local guy.  There has been talks for weeks that he didn't really want to win because he would be tied to contracts for a year.  He has a family and doesn't want to travel.  Look at the year Ruben won.  Clay was second and he has been more successful than Ruben, so I don't see not winning is going to hurt Chris.  Personally I don't think he can sing, he can scream, but he sounds like a moose in heat to me and I think he'll soon fade into the spotlight.  I have better things to do with my time than watching AI so I don't now about the others, though I did see a clip of Taylor on our local Fox news and I thought he could sing and he had a wonderful personality and is very comfortable in the spotlight, something Chris doesn't seem comfortable with.