Medical Transcription Benefits
How many times have you heard your friendly, neighborhood transcription company make tall claims about how his service employs only local talent due to the "security hazards" of sending sensitive medical data to offshore locations? More than a couple of times, for sure. As an outsourced medical transcription company, we are used to such persistent censuring on data security issues. The fact that we have the toughest data security safeguards implemented as per guidelines by HL7 EHR Security and Privacy Issues and JCAHO, emanates from our respect for the well meaning intentions of such critics.
But the truth about most of these "holier than thou" transcription services is that they themselves outsource their medical transcription services (to companies like ours) to avail of the tremendous cost savings involved. The difference between us and them is that they do it on the sly to keep the savings to themselves. We pass on the entire benefit to our clients. Our only advice to you is, do not be taken for a ride. You may be receiving outsourced transcription services in the garb of "secure" local services, while the savings you deserve on account of outsourcing would be pocketed by the local service provider.
If you don't believe this, then listen to Brian Kearns, the CFO of MedQuist, USA's larger medical transcription provider, admit how "only a little" of MedQuist's work is outsourced to Indian transcription companies.
The outsourcing of medical transcription services began with the contracting out of transcription to companies close to medical centers. With the growth of the internet and high speed communication links, transcription started being outsourced to low cost destinations like India. In spite of all bogeys raised, the fact remains that there is not a single case of confidential info leaked by a transcriptionist. Yet, data security issues are being looked upon seriously in India and strong steps have already been taken in this regard, both by the companies and NASSCOM, the governing body of IT and ITES companies.
In a nutshell, 30 Satisfied Medical Practices will tell you the whole story about our expertise and commitment over the years. We have customers in almost all the specialties. Our account management experts treat every customer as unique and thoroughly analyze and chart the process migration. Our Turn around time of standard 12 hours ( next day morning ) delivery is highly appreciated by all our customers.
- Emergency Medicine
- Surgery Report Operative Transcription
How do we get the Physician dictations sent to us?
Upon singing for our service, we provide Olympus Digital Dictations machines to our customers. We also work with various familiar dictation machines held and used by customers. Recorded dictations are then sent to us using our online browser based facility. It is user friendly and boundary less, you can just use Internet explorer, no other software to install and mange.
Toll Free Dictation
We have state of the art dictation server and toll free telephone connectivity to handle customers opting to dictate using telephone as dictation method. It is very handy and suitable for busy physicians working multi locations. Our dictation server takes care of recording, converting and forwarding to the transcription office.
How the reports and other documents delivered to Practices?
Practices can download reports from our online archival system upon alert email from our office. Upon special request, reports can be forwarded as encrypted attachment to your emails address.
Our HIPAA compliant and secured online facility lets you to access Transcripts anytime anywhere. Transcripts are made available for 12 months in our Archival systems. This facility comes with convenient search options to retrieve patient reports you are looking for. Our organization is an active participant in HL7 EHR Security and Privacy Issues.
How much it Costs? 10 USD to 12 Per Hour!
Price is very competitive at Transcription Star. We charge 8.5 to 10 cents per 65 character lines including space. Price variations are subject to Practice, Volume and consistency. We operate our exclusive delivery facility from India apart from our California office. Our pricing and Turn Around Time advantages are appreciated by all of our customers. Our pricing method is one of the best in the industry.
We don't charge for Macros used in dictations subject to 15% of the total transcription volume.
Billing Rate and Verification
TranscriptionStar Billing policy is transparent and there is no hidden element in it. It is possible, if you get five different quotations from various vendors, you would need a team of accountants to review the numerous variables to compare bottom line cost or savings
There are too many transcription quantity measurements in the market , like gross line, 55-character gross line, 65-character gross line, 65 characters, character, word, page, etc., have proven to vary as much as 40% or more among vendors for identical documents . Accordingly, taking control of your practice's true transcription quantity measurement can have a serious bottom-line impact on your transcription budget.
To arrive at a fair line rate for each customer, numerous other key service variables (turnaround time, formats, etc.) are reviewed and taken into account. Another pricing consideration is level of accuracy guarantee you require. We painstakingly work step-by-step with each potential customer to provide services that are within their budget and fit their medical practice and information management needs
Our Invoices comes with compete file by file worksheet. This has enhanced our customers to verify the accuracy any moment. At the same time by our Billing Best Practice we have ensured perfect tracking options, thus duplicate billing error never surfaces.