3M Quality Webinar

Best practices for documenting surgical complications

Cheryl Manchenton, BSN, RN, CCDS, CPHM
Audrey Howard, RHIA

April 15 and 16, 2020

  • How can you be certain that your codified data accurately reflects the physician’s documentation—especially when surgical complications are involved?

    Review our April webinar, as 3M experts Audrey Howard and Cheryl Manchenton discuss:

    • Concise, compliant physician queries that can clarify meaning
    • The ICD-10-CM codes available to use for surgical complications
    • The complication documentation that can help identify the physician’s intent
    • The impact of surgical complications on quality outcome measures

    The presenters also describe key perioperative events and how they are commonly documented; the impact of that documentation on complication code assignment; the complication coding guidelines themselves; and the consequences of assigning complication codes.

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Get to know our presenters:

  • Cheryl Manchenton

    Cheryl Manchenton, BSN, RN

    Cheryl has been a nurse for more than 31 years and has worked in clinical documentation integrity (CDI) for over 11 years. She is a senior inpatient consultant for 3M Health Information Systems and a frequent contributor to For the Record magazine as well as a featured presenter at AHIMA, MHIMA and ACDIS.

  • Audrey Howard

    Audrey Howard, RHIA

    Audrey has more than 25 years of experience in health information management. During her professional career, she has worked as a coder, DRG technician, coding supervisor and assistant director of an acute-care health information management department. As a consultant, Audrey has implemented documentation improvement programs for numerous facilities, ranging from large university hospitals to multi-hospital systems. For the past four years at 3M, she has served as an auditor for reimbursement, compliance and quality outcomes.