Adverse Events and Effects: Coding Insights for Your Team

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Adverse Events and Effects: Coding Insights for Your Team
Join us for an interactive webinar with endorsed partner, PARA Healthcare Analytics and CorroHealth.
Wednesday, September 28 | 10:00-11:00 am | Zoom


When confronted with determining a true adverse event or complication vs an expected occurrence, coders face challenging situations as the lines of correct coding defining these events can become blurred. This presentation will explore correct coding for adverse events and effects including hospital acquired conditions, complications or care, underdosing/overdosing and poisonings.

Exploration of common coding errors and challenges will be reviewed including but not limited to:

  • Post Op Anemia
  • Acute Blood Loss Anemia
  • Post Op Respiratory Failure
  • Post Op Ileus
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Post Op Atelectasis
  • Hospital injuries (falls, line placement, IV complications)
  • Adverse Drug events
  • Underdosing/Overdosing/Poisoning
  • Dural or serosal tears

Learning Objectives:

  • Strengthen understanding of correct coding for hospital acquired conditions, complications or care, underdosing/overdosing, and poisonings
  • Understand what designates a true postprocedural complication
  • Gain knowledge to evaluate on a case-by-case basis what constitutes a true complication or adverse event vs an expected occurrence


Melissa McLeod-Seyfert
VP Quality, Training and Education

Melissa has over 20 years of management, coding, auditing, and education experience in all disciplines of medical coding and auditing. Her extensive experience in the field has led her to understand the need for strong collaborative relationships between coders, CDI and physicians while advocating that the pathway to success is through education. She is proficient with both MS and APR DRG Grouping systems and holds credentials as an IP/OP Coder, HCC Risk Coder, Coding Instructor and is certified in CDI through both ACDIS and AHIMA. Melissa has served as an AHIMA PCAP reviewer, a Clinical Terminology Classification Practice Council Member and was the 2010 President – American Academy Professional Coders (AAPC) – Salisbury Chapter. Melissa has performed multiple speaking engagements for AHIMA, AAPC and ACDIS and taught medical coding for 3 years at a local community college.

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