Brain Tumor and Lobectomy

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Question:

Can I code a tumor resection (e.g., 61510) and a lobectomy (e.g., 61539) when done through the same incision?

Answer:

In these cases, you will report one code for the primary procedure performed based on the primary diagnosis. It would not be appropriate to report two craniotomy CPT codes for a procedure performed through a single craniotomy exposure.