By doing an NCCI edit on Find-A-Code with these two codes you will only get paid for the 43249.
NCCI Edit results: Edit exists with 43249. 43236 is a Column 2 code. If both 43249 and 43236 are submitted, only 43249 will be paid. To view the rational see the NCCI Policy manual Chapter VI Digestive System - It would not be appropriate to unbundle these codes.
Thank you for your response. There is new data showing that triamcinolone injection into strictures such as these improves function; that is for patients who have undergone an esophagectomy. We did check with the major payers to see if there was any policy information but found none. I found the article interesting just the same. Here it is if anyone would be interested.