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Medical Transcription For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-46105-1
360 pages
December 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: So, You Want to Be a Medical Transcriptionist 7

Chapter 1: Just the Facts 9

Chapter 2: The What, How, Who, and Why of Medical Transcription 17

Chapter 3: Getting a Handle on Job Prospects and Employment Options 35

Chapter 4: Becoming a Working Medical Transcriptionist 49

Part II: Getting the Job Done: Medical Transcription How-To 65

Chapter 5: Medical Language Boot Camp 67

Chapter 6: Formatting: The Basics 85

Chapter 7: Cracking the Code: Deciphering Diffi cult Dictation 101

Chapter 8: Mastering the Key Medical Transcription References 109

Chapter 9: Meeting the Need for Speed 123

Part III: Looking at the Types of Reports You’ll Transcribe  131

Chapter 10: History and Physical Examination 133

Chapter 11: Consultation 143

Chapter 12: Operative Reports 151

Chapter 13: Discharge and Death Summaries 161

Chapter 14: Beyond the Big Four: Other Common Reports 169

Part IV: Employment Matters: Landing and

Managing a Medical Transcriptionist Job  189

Chapter 15: Medical Transcriptionist Job Hunting 191

Chapter 16: Managing On-the-Job Issues 205

Chapter 17: Climbing the Career Ladder 215

Chapter 18: Working from Home 223

Chapter 19: Financial Considerations for Independent Contractors 239

Chapter 20: Staying Healthy for the Long Haul 255

Part V: The Part of Tens  265

Chapter 21: Ten Keys to Career Success 267

Chapter 22: Ten Myths about Medical Transcription 275

Chapter 23: Ten Great Online Resources281

Part VI: Appendixes  285

Appendix A: Glossary 287

Appendix B: Commonly Dictated Phrases and How to Transcribe Them299

Appendix C: Sample Reports 309

Index 325

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