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 …

Medical records – good enough

I wrote a detailed post analyzing a discussion that took place in several places across the web, including the NEMT blog, Facebook and LinkedIn. Then, I decided it was all too complicated to follow. I’m just going to boil it down and include links at the end for those who want to go view the Read More …

What the heck is a glossary of medical terms?

When I acquired the Medical Transcription Desk (MT Desk), Elsevier sent me all the site files to do with as I wished. It appeared to me that nothing had been updated since they acquired the site five years previously, so I wasn’t quite sure what I ought to do with some of that stuff. MT Read More …

A day in the life of a medical transcriptionist – the realistic scenario

I was doing my usual browsing through the internet for medical transcription topics when I ran across this self-serving article – and just couldn’t hold my tongue. (And do you notice how the MT in this article starts work at 7 a.m. and doesn’t finish until 10 p.m.? At least THAT part is realistic!) I Read More …

Speaking of change – changes at MT Desk and MT Chat

I was speaking of change, wasn’t I? This weekend, I am completing some changes being made at MT Desk and MT Chat. There are also going to be changes involving MT Reference, but the impact will be felt less. Some people have received e-mails about the changes, some have seen my post at MT Chat. Read More …

Medical transcription and the miracle solution

I was reading a book yesterday and came upon a parable that made me laugh out loud, then I thought “Wait! That’s like medical transcription!” Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any reference to the original (and the individual quoted in the book was paraphrasing someone else, also not referenced), so I’m just going to have to Read More …

The responsibility of a medical transcriptionist

The comments in the AHDI Lounge discussion on credentialing just gets more and more interesting (see my prior post Do as I say leadership). The latest comment that drew my interest is Lea Sim’s response to one of my comments, where she says: …unless we can make a solid argument to someone like CMS or Read More …

Do as I say leadership

Credentialing for MTs keeps coming up over and over again because it’s a hot topic. Witness the discussion going on over at the AHDI Lounge, Let’s Talk About Credentialing Our Industry Leaders and the 75 comments that have been generated (in spite of a glitch in the public blogging platform that hiccuped one day and Read More …

What is the medical transcription business?

Over the last several years, I’ve had quite a few discussions¬† about the book publishing business with my friend, author Moriah Jovan. In fact, she’s the reason I bought an e-book reader (kicking and screaming and swearing I wouldn’t like it as much as real books) several years ago. Now, I spend more time scouring Read More …