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 …