Accurate transcription of clinical notes starts with good dictation, but there are many other factors that also contribute to transcription quality. As a physician or medical facility using dictation, you are all too aware of the potentially serious legal, financial, and patient health impacts that transcribing mistakes can cause. Transcribed reports are part of the medical record and must be highly accurate. Downstream uses such as coding for billing, backup for potential audits, or Meaningful Use attestation, are also dependent on the integrity of clinical documentation. The following tips provide helpful guidelines for getting accurate results from your transcription service.