From Medical Transcription to Scribing?

The question has been posed to me, on more than one occasion, about the possibility of medical transcriptionists transitioning to the role of a scribe. Every time, this is the article link that gets sent to me: Modern Healthcare – Docs using scribes to ease EHR transition. (This requires a login to Modern Healthcare; registration Read More …

Medical transcription schools and the FTC

In the internet marketing world, there's what's known as a flog. A flog is fake weblog. In other words, it looks like a real person writing about real experiences – while promoting a product. In a prior post, Internet Marketers and Medical Transcription, I noted how medical transcription is an attractive target for internet marketers. Read More …

AHDI interactive – kind of

I have to admit when I saw the title of the latest blog at the AHDI Lounge blog, I was intrigued – so they get points for an interesting title. Is the medical transcription profession doomed? Just reading the title, I thought maybe AHDI was finally going to take off the rosie-colored glasses they wear Read More …

Under the microscope: FutureMT

This all started with a query at MT Chat, which asked (in part): Can anyone tell me if it makes a difference which online program you use? I’ve heard that potential employers look for someone that’s been trained by an AHDI approved program. But when I asked Future MT, a non-approved program, they said that Read More …

Ethical Best Practices

Just in case you didn’t know, we are in the “healthcare documentation sector.” We still do medical transcription and we’re still called medical transcriptionists, but only because there’s no organized group <ahem> that’s been able to either decide what else to call us and/or make it stick. However, medical transcriptionists everywhere can rejoice, knowing that Read More …

California tax withholding for ICs

This came up at the Restuvus MT forum. For some reason, people started e-mailing me (maybe because I live in California, maybe because I’m a loudmouth – hard to tell) and I decided to blog it because Restuvus doesn’t archive their conversations and this one should stick around for awhile. I’m not going to go Read More …