Traumatic Brain Surgery Help

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Good Morning,
My provider performed a brain surgery that doesn't happen very often. I was wondering if someone can shed some light on how to code it. This is from the description of procedure only. His documentation does justify, but I wanted to see if someone can point me to some codes.

Right -sided frontotemporoparietal partial occipital craniotomy for evacuation of subdural hematoma and epidural hematoma. Partial Temporal lobe (superior and middle) resection due to temporal lobe contusion. Coagulation of the temporal and frontal lobe contusions. Reconstruction of skull fracture (bone flap was reconstructed during the elevation of the bone flap due to the fracture, it came off in 3 pieces) . Onlay Duragen for dural graft.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have 61312 for the evacuation of subdural and epidural hematoma for cranitomy, but can I charge for the partial temporal lobe resection and reconstruction of the skull fracture? What Codes would I use?
 

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