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Important Risk and Safety Information for Gebauer’s Pain Ease® and Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride®:

Published clinical trial results support the use in children three years of age and older. Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on diabetics or persons with poor circulation. The thawing process may be painful and freezing may lower resistance to infection and delay healing. If skin irritation develops, discontinue use. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

Gebauer’s Pain Ease Only:

Apply only to intact oral mucous membranes. Do not use on genital mucous membranes.

Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride Only:

Ethyl Chloride is FLAMMABLE and should never be used in the presence of an open flame, or electrical cautery equipment. Inhalation should be avoided as it may produce narcotic and general anesthetic effects, and may produce deep anesthesia or fatal coma or cardiac arrest. Cutaneous sensitization may occur, but appears to be extremely rare. Long term exposure may cause liver or kidney damage.

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How to Predict and Prevent Common Medical Billing Issues

By: Bethany Nock | On: September 21, 2017

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While there’s no way to prevent 100 percent of mistakes in medical billing, healthcare organizations can still take some precautions to reduce the chances of a costly error.

In a previous article, we explored a few of the most common medical billing and coding issues. In this post, we’ll discuss how to identify potential risks of medical billing issues, how to resolve issues quickly when they do occur, and how to prevent the errors from happening again.

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3 Medical Technology Trends Impacting Healthcare Today

By: Jennifer Clark | On: August 2, 2017

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Healthcare technology seems to be evolving at the speed of light. With changes happening so rapidly, healthcare organizations sometimes struggle to keep up.

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3 Steps to a Superior Hospital Marketing Strategy

By: Jennifer Clark | On: July 5, 2017

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The healthcare landscape gets more competitive every day, which means marketing is no longer a “nice-to-have” for hospitals.

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The Hospital Admin's Role in the Patient Experience

By: Jennifer Clark | On: June 6, 2017

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While the impact nurses and physicians have on the patient experience may be the most obvious, care providers are not the only members of the hospital staff who have the power to influence the patient experience.

Though a patient may never be introduced to them, hospital administrators still play a crucial role in what happens during a patient’s stay.

Here are three places where hospital admins have the greatest impact on the patient experience.

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5 Most Common Medical Billing and Coding Errors

By: Bethany Nock | On: May 11, 2017

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How accurate are the claims submitted by your medical billing department? Given the complexities of the medical coding system, it’s not surprising that mistakes are made.

Unfortunately, even small errors can lead to claim denials and payment delays.

A March 2016 NBC News report noted an error rate of 7 percent to 75 percent in medical claims, depending on the source of the statistics. In 2010, the Office of the Inspector General reported that 42 percent of Medicare claims were improperly coded and 19 percent lacked sufficient documentation.

Whether the true error rate is closer to 7 or 75 percent, billing mistakes can have a big impact on your bottom line.

In addition to being costly for your hospital, these types of mistakes can also affect your relationship with patients. Avoiding common medical billing and coding mistakes will help reduce your error rate and keep your patients happy.

Here are five errors commonly made by hospital medical billers.

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