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ERCP w/dilating catheter(passage dilator)CPT

Susan Posted Mon 24th of September, 2012 21:45:07 PM

Spincterotpmy with stricture dilation with a catheter, what would be
the cpt

SuperCoder Answered Wed 26th of September, 2012 14:03:27 PM

There are ERCP catheters fitted with dilating balloons that can be placed across a narrowed area or stricture. The balloon is then inflated to stretch out the narrowing. Dilation with balloons is often performed when the cause of the narrowing is benign (not a cancer). After balloon dilation, a temporary stent may be placed for a few months to help maintain the dilation.

I will code it 43271.

(When done with sphincterotomy, also use 43262)

(For radiological supervision and interpretation, see 74328, 74329, 74330)

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