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

Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on 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. Consult your pediatrician when using on children 4 years old and younger.

Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride Only:

Published clinical trial results support the use in children 3 years of age and older. Ethyl chloride is FLAMMABLE and should never be used in the presence of an open flame or electrical cautery equipment. Use in a well-ventilated area. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating or inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Do not spray in eyes. Over application of the product may lead to frostbite and/or altered skin pigmentation. Cutaneous sensitization may occur, but appears to be extremely rare. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

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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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3 Ways Hospital Admins Can Improve Healthcare Efficiency

By: Bethany Nock | On: May 3, 2017

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From organizing regular meetings between departments to scheduling procedures throughout the week, there are dozens of ways hospital admins can increase efficiency.

Regardless of the industry, it can be tempting to maintain the same processes that have been in place for years, but just as the healthcare industry is constantly evolving so too must a hospital administrator’s approach to managing their facility.

Here are three cutting-edge ways hospital admins can improve healthcare efficiency.

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3 Healthcare Technologies All Hospitals Should Have

By: Bethany Nock | On: April 5, 2017

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It’s difficult enough to survive in the competitive healthcare marketplace, but if your hospital doesn’t use the most cutting-edge practices and the latest healthcare technology, it can be especially challenging.

A hospital’s willingness to embrace innovation influences not only the decision of a patient seeking care but also the decision of a physician pursuing a new position. Using technologically advanced clinical processes and medical devices are an effective way to improve the patient experience, attract high-caliber staff and ensure compliance with regulations.

Here are three healthcare technologies that can help your hospital thrive.

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How to Choose the Right Healthcare Technology for Your Facility

By: Bethany Nock | On: November 18, 2015

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Technology is always changing, and staying on trend can take more time and effort than you have available. When it’s time to invest in healthcare technology for your facility, how do you know which products will improve the patient experience and save money, and which are unnecessary and overpriced?

From a new EHR to an upgraded network, data storage to phone systems, you need investments that will yield the best returns — whether monetary or in the form of increased efficiency. Keeping the following things in mind will help you spend your money wisely.

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4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medical Device Manufacturer

By: Bethany Nock | On: November 12, 2015

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In the last few decades, the healthcare industry has experienced rapid technology growth and evolution. These advancements have led to more effective treatments, increased patient comfort and better outcomes overall. The technology boom also means more providers in the market — which means the decision-making process isn’t always easy.

As a healthcare administrator, you know even the smallest of choices can make a significant and lasting impact on your facility and the patients you serve. So when it comes to choosing medical device providers, you want to ensure you’re fairly assessing all options.

In an effort to help ease the decision process, we’ve created a list of the top 4 questions to ask when comparing medical devices and medical device manufacturers.

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