Don't view this as a "correction" of your work, so much as a documentation improvement opportunity. Encourage the providers to reflect the most accurate and specific post-operative diagnosis. In that way, regardless of what your H&Ps indicate, you always have the most specific and definitive diagnosis available on the operative report.
As for how external auditors view this, that would very much depend on the specific auditor, his/her background and training. Truthfully, in the OP setting, coders should use the "stand-alone" documentation model . . . but, every work setting is unique.
Good luck to you.
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