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Use Separate Codes for Cranioplasties with Autograft and Allograft

Question: What is the CPT® code for a cranioplasty for a craniotomy defect with a bone graft using bone obtained from the bone bank? Colorado Subscriber Answer: For a cranioplasty for a craniotomy defect, you will immediately want to look toward codes 62140 (Cranioplasty for skull defect; up to 5 cm diameter) or 62141 (Cranioplasty for skull defect; larger than 5 cm [...]