Venous ligation code help


Greenville, NC
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Pt was tender to touch on scalp over "mass" so my surgeon took to the OR to excise the "mass." Following is op note I need help coding.

Once she was positioned, the surgical site on the posterior right head measured approximately 2 cm x 2 cm palpated. The surgical site was prepped and draped in standard surgical fashion. Surgical time-out performed. Surgical site verified. A longitudinal incision was made overlying the mass with a #10 scalpel. There was a pulsatile bleeding small vessel encountered directly under the scalp. The vessel was ligated. The site was explored and no mass found within the subcutaneous tissue. The site was closed with 3-0 Monocryl sutures and skin clip.

Any help coding this is greatly appreciated! I found lots of ligation codes but none that I see appropriate for this procedure. Is this going to be drop to paper and use unlisted code?

Hunter Smith, CPC