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Pseudoaneurysm Repair code? Challenge...

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    Question Pseudoaneurysm Repair code? Challenge...
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    Patient developed a hemtoma on the left frontal parietal region (hx of falling).

    Preop dx: left scalp pseudoaneurysm

    Procedure: After the incision was made directly over the hematoma, I immediately identified the pseudoaneurysm and was able to enucleate (remove) it. Then the very small artery was ligated using 3-0 suture.

    ?? Please, does anyone have any clue as to what cpt code this could possibly be?

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    Milwaukee WI
    Default This is a puzzler
    Well, I first thought of 10140 ... but he's not really doing an I&D of the hematoma.

    The only other option I see is CPT 17999 - UNLSITED Procedure, skin, mucous membrane and subcutanerous tissue. (And I'd base my fee on 10140.)

    Hope that helps

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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