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    is 43458 strickly for achalasia

    the balloons are over 30 mm in diameter or larger and it is usually for dysphagia.

    dysphagia is difficulty swallowing
    Achalasia is unable to swallow or difficulty in swallowing.

    Can I use 43458 for dysphagia

    There is not a code for over 30 mm for balloon dilation.

    Last edited by ASC CODER; 01-20-2010 at 11:43 AM.

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