Medical transcription accuracy and accountability Part Three

I was reviewing AHDI’s Healthcare Documentation Quality Assessment and Management Best Practices (updated July 2017) recently and reading some of the comments here at MT Exchange and a thought occurred to me. If I’m being really objective about documentation accuracy and accountability, and quality assessment, I’d add a category and quality point scoring system for dictation Read More …

Medical transcription accuracy and accountability Part Two

At the heart of the accuracy and accountability issue is the owner of the record, the physician. And if the owner doesn’t care about accuracy (or style, format, grammar and punctuation), should the transcriptionist? For me, it comes down to personal integrity. Does a doctor know that a short arm cast is not the same Read More …

Medical transcription accuracy and accountability Part One

How did accuracy in medical transcription take a back seat? Why do medical professionals accept and sign off on reports that are replete with inaccuracies? These are questions I’ve asked myself a lot in the last couple of months. You see, I spent years obsessing over transcription done accurately. Not just accurately transcribing what’s dictated, Read More …

I’m not paid enough

Years ago, I took the position that if someone accepts a job, at the rate of pay offered, they would be obligated to do their very best and not claim they aren’t paid enough to do a good job. For a medical transcriptionist, that may mean, among other things, looking up unfamiliar words, searching for the Read More …

Medical transcription and employer nickel-and-dime tactics

I was reading the Los Angeles Times on Sunday and came across an interesting article that referenced an even more interesting report: Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers (PDF file). Without debating whether or not the majority of medical transcriptionists meet the definition of low-wage workers, there were too many points in the Times article that made me nod Read More …

Productivity Talk – more than medical transcription

Two weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Cheryl Flanders, the owner of Productivity Talk. She wanted to know if I’d take over the site. We had a discussion and I ended up saying yes. I’m pretty excited about it, actually – and not just because it’s a shiny object. There’s a lot of information Read More …

Medical transcriptionists file class action suit over wages and overtime

Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley blog post about the class action lawsuit filing. MT Tools Online: Enough is Enough Complete copy of the complaint (PDF) Yesterday, the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley and the Riggan Law Firm filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of 13 named plaintiffs against Transcend (now acquired by Read More …