Transcription services for Central Iowa

Medical Transcription

Our transcriptionists work around the clock to turn your doctors’ recordings into a fully polished finished product.

Whether you’re a hospital, physician group, sole practitioner, IME provider, surgery center, radiology practice, or counseling center, we can work with you to come up with a customized solution for all your transcription needs. We can supply you with digital recorders free of charge, or work with whatever recording equipment or turnkey system that is already in place if that’s what you’re used to and comfortable with. Phone-in transcription, as a main or supplemental option, is also available.

All dictation is transcribed according to your formatting requirements by our U.S.-based, native-English-speaking transcriptionists, each with an average of 10 years of experience transcribing all specialties. We promise in writing to never outsource your work overseas!

Our quality assurance team (whose members have an average of 25 years of experience each) reviews all documents containing blanks and randomly spot-checks a healthy percentage of documents without blanks to ensure that our quality and accuracy far exceed industry standards. (The industry-standard with regards to accuracy is 98%, with many transcription firms touting 99% accuracy. We are proud to say that our accuracy is more in the 99.9% range.)

Also, lest anything slip between the cracks, we can utilize your schedules to ensure that all patient information contained in the reports (such as name spellings, dates of birth, account numbers, etc.) is correct. We will verify the accuracy and correct spellings of all referring physician names and addresses. We can also reconcile the dictation we received against what patients were seen to ensure that nothing is missing, or fax copies of your reports directly to referring physicians.

And just because we’re sticklers for the details of your transcription doesn’t mean we don’t understand the importance of quick turnaround. Far from it, typical turnaround time averages 24 to 48 hours, and this can be accelerated to meet whatever individual client needs (with stat requests accommodated as well).

Moreover, it goes without saying that HIPAA compliance will be maintained throughout every step of the process. We take the issue of privacy and security with respect to patient medical records very seriously. We will gladly sign and adhere to any special confidentiality agreement you may have.

Finally, know that our work for you doesn’t have to end at transcription. We can take any sort of custom request and integrate it into our services for you. This includes: researching proper nouns/people’s names/place names online or via telephone, extracting information from previous reports so the doctor doesn’t have to re-dictate, re-ordering what the doctor dictates (changing the section headings, etc.) so that he can dictate a quick “rough draft” and we’ll turn it into a final copy by putting everything where it belongs. In that way, you can think of us as an extension of your in-house staff.

Why Des Moines Transcription?

No outsourcing overseas

All dictation will be transcribed according to your formatting requirements by our U.S.-based, native-English-speaking transcriptionists, each with an average of 10 years of experience transcribing all specialties. We promise in writing to never outsource your work overseas!

Turnaround time

Documents would be returned to you within 24 to 48 hours. Should you ever need them returned more rapidly, this can always be accelerated to meet your specific needs.

Stat requests supported

We gladly accommodate stat requests, should you ever need a document transcribed immediately. In these situations, documents can be transcribed, sent through quality assurance, and returned to you as soon as humanly possible, at no additional charge.

24x7x365 customer service

We provide first class customer service. We make ourselves available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays. And if there's ever a problem that we couldn't solve over the phone, we can be at your door promptly and solve the problem in person at no additional charge.

Personal pledge

As the owner of Des Moines Transcription, I pledge to you my personal commitment to your total satisfaction. I believe in working to build long-term relationships with my clients, and always going the extra mile to make them happier than they ever imagined they could be with a transcription service. (After all, my success depends on your satisfaction!)

Medical Transcription Pricing

Most medical transcription is done through an on-going relationship and at higher volumes than other types of transcription and may include other value-added services at your request.

To ensure the best price for your particular needs, please request a quote using our contact form or give us a call at (515) 305-2821. Tell us a little about your practice and transcription needs. We will get back to you within a day, guaranteed.

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Other Transcription Categories


Study notes, lectures, interviews, dissertations and meetings.


Digital files, audio tape and telephone recordings.


Meeting minutes, interviews, conference calls and letters.

Church & Religious

Weekly sermons, special programs, lessons and meeting notes.

Conference & Seminar

Events, keynotes, presentations and educational sessions.


Annual reports, corporate results, press releases and surveys.


Meetings, conferences, and focus groups.


Medical evaluations, claim meetings, case studies and reports.


Journalistic, job interviews, screenings and case studies.

Law Enforcement

Reports, IA, recorded evidence, and statements.


Trials, depositions, interviews and phone recordings.

Market Research

Focus groups, interviews, events and group discussion.


Chart notes, study results, medical evaluations and letters.


Meetings, conference calls, study results and presentations.


Audio blogs, interviews, reviews and talk shows.

Private Investigation

Recorded calls, interviews and other concealed recordings.


Captions, subtitles and timecoding for all video formats.