When it comes to paying for medical transcription, you`d think it would be easy. Unfortunately, it`s not always as straightforward as we`d like to think.
Some companies have different methods of billing for medical transcription. Here are the most common ones:
Minute:This will tend to make you feel pressured as you are doing your dictations, but it means you will be charged by the minute of recorded time, unless otherwise specified.
Character: Watch out for this type of medical transcription billing. Different companies define character or keystroke as different things and you could end up with a nasty surprise.
Word: This is much easier to calculate than character and is a popular way to charge.
Page: Many medical transcription companies offer this as an option and it is one of the preferred methods of billing for medical transcription work.
Medical transcription billing doesn`t have to be too confusing. Look for a company that is up front about their charges and willing to explain their policies.