Best Medical Transcription Services in USA
June 11, 2018 by admin
Choosing a U.S. Based Medical Transcription Provider is Optimal for U.S. Medical Providers
Keeping the labor force and businesses inside of the United State border has become a national focus for many industries, including medical transcription. When outsourcing internationally, private practices and hospitals risk choosing cost over quality as the demand for this service increases.
A major concern when outsourcing medical transcription, specifically, is a threat to patients’ Protected Health Information that is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). The transfer of patient information from the United States, where confidentiality is required by law, to a country where international law is less stringent can be a cause for a high level of concern.
Another concern with outsourcing transcription services to other countries is the quality often becomes sub-par for industry standards. A vast majority of offshore transcriptionists have language barriers and do not necessarily speak the language nor comprehend the many expressions, terms or slang that physicians will frequently utilize in their dictation.
Many US-based transcription companies even choose to outsource their transcription due to the vast number of laborers and the ability to rapidly turn transcription around. In doing this, however, the personalization that comes along with a service such as Line by Line is lost. How frustrating is it to have an urgent need and not be able to speak to a human? Recordings or even voicemails leave doctors frustrated and their hands tied. This is also a concern with direct outsourcing.
While there may be a cost savings associated with outsourcing medical transcription to outside countries, the consequences are far too great. As physicians slowly transition to Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMR/EHR), it is pertinent to production and quality to choose a transcription provider that will adapt to these changes in the industry. At Line By Line we have a team of employees that specialize in the many distinctive EMR/EHRs to meet all medical providers’ needs – from uploading notes, to utilizing resources to ensure timeliness, efficiency and most importantly accuracy in each and every report. In the end, the needs of the patient is what is most important, and saving time and knowing the outcome with a personal voice to back it up is worth far more than a penny savings.