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Six Myths about Medical Transcription as a Career!

The information that’s afloat about medical transcription career is bizarre! While some may be genuine misconceptions, most of them come from people who have no idea about the in’s and out’s, which is what makes it a little hilarious! Medical transcription (MT) is a very challenging field. Once you get trained you work from anywhere you can get an Internet connection. There are several benefits such as non-traditional hours, part-time or full-time options, as an employee or as self-employed independent contractor. MT field is has a lot going in its favor! 1.Medical transcriptionists can work and take care of the kids at the same time


If you’re imagining yourself typing at the keyboard while your little ones play around, pat yourself and wake up! There’s no way you can transcribe medical reports and take care of children at the same time. Transcribing needs utmost concentration and focused attention, both of which cannot go hand in hand looking after little ones or anything else for that …

Crazy Productivity Tips that Actually Work!

Everything from music to Facebook, the secret to productivity is in the very things we are asked to avoid!Check out these tips on increasing productivity, the crazy way…
1. Listen to music, dude! If you have a headset on, maybe it won’t go down well with the boss. But then, according to a study at the University of Windsor, Canada, listening to music during work helps people finish their work faster and with a better quality than those who don’t. But if your boss gets to see your head banging before he sees the great work you have accomplished, don’t blame it on us if he fires you!
2. Facebook your way to glory… Mindless tasks such as checking out those nice red pop ups on that blue Facebook ribbon could trick your brain into thinking that it has done something worthwhile. Simply put, it gives you a brain boost. Moreover, a study by Evolvon data from Fortune 500 companies showed a correlation between output per employee and usage of social networks. According to the study, “Employees who …

5 Fun Things You Can Do on the Internet but Didn’t Know!

Yeah, that happens a lot! You sit on the web far too long and wonder if there was anything better than lazing over Facebook or going over and over on YouTube. Well, there are an awful lot of fun (and sometimes pointless) things to do on the web when you want to kill that boredom for a moment. 1. Coffee in the Rain!(www.Rainycafe.com) This appears to be one completely pointless website that helps you imagine yourself sitting in a coffee shop, listening to mild music and the voice of people buzzing around. To add to the drama, you could also choose to hear the sound of rain in the background. Wow. That gives a nice ambience. Now, the makers of the website say that “a moderate level of noise”such as this helps enhance creativity and encourages people to “think at a higher, abstract level, and consequently exhibit higher creativity.” So if you want to get your creative juices flowing, just put on this website and… paint something, write something or read something!


2.Make a Wish!(www.Wishpush…

Hey Medical Transcriptionists, You’ll Love these Smart Online Resources

Who wouldn’t say they like a little extra help, be it at work or anywhere else?! Especially if you are a medical transcriptionist, you could be confused about a peculiar sounding word, the spelling of a doctor’s name that sounds funny, or maybe struggling with an unclear dictation where drug names sound French!We bring you five great sites to help you along the way. Just bookmark them for any-day reference!


1.OneLook (www.onelook.com) You can quickly look up abbreviations, acronyms and medical words/phrases at this awesome online dictionary. It has amazing wildcard search options and other advanced search tools. Wildcard search means looking for a word in the dictionary that you cannot spell. You can check out the wildcards link at the end of the page to know how to use this option. The site’s features are a step ahead of other sites. You can look at the example searches on the homepage to know how you can easily search for anything using symbols even if you don’t know how to spell it!…

That’s Hilarious! Funny Must-Read Medical Transcription Errors!

Doctors every now and then come across some very critical bloopers from medical transcriptionists. Some of these can be downright funny! It’s common for transcription errors to creep in for various reasons like the dictation might not be clear, too many medical terms stuffed in, or misunderstanding at the transcriptionist’s end. Medical transcriptionists vary in experience and skill and may not be well versed with some medical terms. Here is a compilation of some very funny transcription mistakes you could note to avoid being on the receiving end of the laughter! 

   ·"Eyes and nose continue to be within normal limits" (I & O).    ·"History of sick as hell disease" (sickle cell)    ·"She was a bitch and grinned" (a bit chagrined).    ·"The last day the patient took their meds was for beaver."  (forever).    ·“49 year old occasional male”(Caucasian male).    ·“Borderline respectable pancreatic cancer”. (Resectable).    ·“Patient is alert and orien…

Five Biggest Medical Coding Mistakes You Can Avoid

“Oops! That’s my mistake”. “No problem, everybody makes mistakes”. “But I am a medical coder”. “What?!!! You are a criminal”! Everybody makes mistakes. But not a medical coder! Medical coders are counted as among the most meticulous and careful professionals. Any mistakes they make directly impact the financial revenue of hospitals and the processing of medical claims by insurance companies. Despite their dedication to accuracy, stress associated with deadlines and matters of productivity may sometimes leave them vulnerable to making mistakes. Here are five biggest mistakes that you can avoid during your regular tryst in the frightening yet incredible world of medical coding.


1.Mistake #1: Depending on Memory
Okay…so you have a great memory. Working for hours in the field, you are bound to memorise codes for a number of repeated procedures. But we’ll tell you – coding from memory is one of the biggest blunders! Coders tend to memorise basic codes and no longer rely on reference books, sk…