Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital Recognized for Medical Billing Accuracy
12/30/2008

AZLE, Texas — Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital (HMNW) was recognized as a top 200 coder in 2008 for outstanding performance in medical coding and billing. To achieve this honor, the hospital demonstrated a high level of Medicare billing accuracy for hospital services.

HMNW participated in a study conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop best practices in medical billing and coding. More than 4,600 hospitals were included in the study, and HMNW ranked sixth among the top 50 urban, non-teaching facilities that were recognized.

To identify the top hospitals in the country, CMS identified 13 coding scenarios that are most frequently associated with errors, and compared them with the frequency with which the hospital made these errors.

“Each employee, physician and volunteer of this hospital is connected to the care that we deliver. We continue to set high standards of service in healthcare at HMNW,” said Winjie Tang Miao, president of Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital. “This honor reflects our commitment to providing excellence in every aspect of care, even after our patients leave the hospital.”

The award was presented to the medical records department on Dec. 17.

About Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital
Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital, a member of Texas Health Resources, serves Azle, Springtown, Lake Worth and greater northwest Tarrant County and Parker County. Founded in 1954, the hospital has 100 physicians practicing on its medical staff and offers a wide range of services including cardiology, orthopedics, imaging and rehabilitation. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.