posted June 04, 2003 12:29 PM
Help! I need any information out there. I am looking to work at home as a MT. I have experience doing transcription for a spine and joint clinic, but no formal training. I've been looking into several opportunities. So far, places like AMA trans am is requiring at least $360 software fee. Net Transcripts emailed me today and said I was qualified and sent me a contractor agreement. Then only thing they require is that I get a foot pedal and a fee for the training ($25-30). Has anyone tried Net Transcripts? If so, please contact me! Thanks for your help. Also, if anyone knows or is working for a legitimate company, please let me know.
posted June 04, 2003 01:28 PM
I work for Medquist. I've been there for more than a year. I have to pay to rent my Dictaphone, because I don't want to buy my own, but there are no other costs. They did not charge to train. They're switching over right now to an online version - my Dictaphone is pretty much obsolete, so I'll just need a foot pedal then. If you transcribe a fairly easy minimum, they'll pay for your phone line and/or ISP. www.medquist.com. Edix is also legit, and there are several others. AMA Trans am and MedQuest are scams. I don't know about Net Transcripts.
posted June 06, 2003 10:13 AM
I have done some research on Net Transcripts and the Better Business Bureau lists them as also being Documint. If anyone has heard of this company, please let me know. Thanks!
posted June 06, 2003 10:49 AM
I think I applied at Documint and they ask for a fee for training to start up. As soon as I saw that, I said forget it. There are much better companies out there that don't ask for money.
Oh, and AMA Trans AM is a scam. They have been talked about all over some MT boards and have taken money and ran.
[This message has been edited by annasmom (edited June 06, 2003).]
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