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ERCP w/ dilation help

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    Default ERCP w/ dilation help
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    One of my physicians did an ERCP with a pneumatic dilation. Can anyone help with with how to code this? Typically they do balloon dilations, but he clearly states that he used a pneumatic dilator. Any suggestions????

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    It is the same thing. Pneumo means air, that is what balloon does. Code 43271. HTH.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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