You know your medical practice needs medical transcriptions as part of its daily operations. Medical transcriptions allow physicians to verbally record notes and patient procedures and have those recording transcribed into electronic format. But should medical transcriptions be performed in-house or outsourced to a medical transcription company?
There are pros and cons to each approach.
An in-house medical transcriptionist can be accessed immediately if you have questions about a particular report or other needs that must be addressed promptly. However, hiring an in-house medical transcriptionist is an expensive proposition that requires the payment of salary, benefits, and employment taxes.
Outsourcing your medical transcription services to a company can be much more affordable. The transcriptionist works as part of a large outsourcing company or as a freelancer, which means you’re not responsible for paying a full-time salary or benefits. Outsourcing drives prices down and is a great option as long as you’re working with a reputable company. However, it’s important that your transcriptionist is available when you need them to be. One drawback of working with an outsourcing company can be poor or slow customer support right when you need it most.
Whether you choose an in-house or outsourced medical transcription solution, the most important thing to consider is what’s right for your company.
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