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Please post respectful, constructive comments with your ideas for achieving improvements in the MTSO industry, focusing on solutions to problems and obstacles.  Comments can be found by clicking on the word "comments" found to the right of each forum title.  Forums are moderated.  Forum etiquette tips are located on the Resources page.

Forum Categories: 

1.  Employer Lobbying & Collective Bargaining.

2.  Forming Transcription Service Cooperatives.

3.  Licensing, Accreditation, Association, Legislative, Legal, or Publicity Actions.

4.  MT Coalition Membership, Organization, and Structure. 

5.  Improving working conditions.

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Rock Your Business

Posted by Moderator MT Coalition on January 31, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (20)

Whether we own our own private, public, or cooperative MTSO, and/or are an employee, independent contractor, or a client, we all have a stake in the success of the MTSO. The better run the company, the better profits, pay, value, and service there are for all stakeholders. To that end, this forum is to identify means and methods by which MTSOs, their workers, and clients can together build or improve their MTSO ...

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Improving Working Conditions

Posted by Moderator MT Coalition on November 17, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (6)

Home-based workers in MTSOs have indicated improvement needs in the following areas:

1. Market-based wages comparable to peers in healthcare organizations commensurate with the education, skills, and knowledge required for similar positions (Reference Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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Medical Transcription Coalition Membership, Organization, and Structure

Posted by Moderator MT Coalition on October 30, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (2)

The Medical Transcription Coalition (MTC) formed to organize efforts at improving conditions for home-based and other workers in MTSOs in areas including performance measurement, working conditions, compensation and benefits.  There is difficulty in organizing workers to collectively bargain due to lack of access to each other and/or collective bargaining representation.

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Licensing, Accreditation, Association, Legislative, Legal, or Publicity Actions

Posted by Moderator MT Coalition on October 30, 2017 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (2)

There have been efforts made over the years to set best practice standards, appeal to labor agencies, legislators, and lawyers, and to publish articles about the need for improvement in working conditions for home-based workers in MTSOs. 

What ideas do you have to make further efforts in any of the areas above?

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Forming Transcription Service Cooperatives

Posted by Moderator MT Coalition on October 30, 2017 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Some people believe that working and pay conditions will not change as long as people continue to work for and patronize companies that have less than optimal conditions.   

Worker cooperatives are gaining popularity in many industries given the history of unsuccessful efforts made in the past in the areas of collective ...
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Employer Lobbying & Collective Bargaining

Posted by Moderator MT Coalition on October 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (9)

Lack of access to collective bargaining poses a difficulty in improving worker conditions in MTSOs.  There are often no means to communicate with coworkers, and finding unions can be difficult.

What are your ideas in forming a collective bargaining unit or mechanism for workers in MTSOs? 

Some suggestions have included:

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