Egd And Dilation

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Anyone out there, how do you code EGD with dilation. I see a code that says "insertion of guide wire (43248") and "with balloon dilation" (43249):confused:
 

Lisa Bledsoe

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43248 states "dilation over guidewire" in which the guidewire is inserted and the endoscope removed before dilation (43248). If a guidewire is not used then the dilation is performed with the endoscope still in place (43249). At least that's the way I understand the codes.
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Anyone out there, how do you code EGD with dilation. I see a code that says "insertion of guide wire (43248") and "with balloon dilation" (43249):confused:

What type of dilator is used and what is dilated? There are different codes for type and for esophageal or gastric outlet dilation.
 

iluvicd9

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I agree with J. Berkshire. There are many codes. We usually use 43245 for with dilation of gastric outlet for obstruction.
 
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