Billable Medical Code for Dyskinesia of Esophagus
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 530.5
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 530.5.
Esophageal dysmotility is also known as diffuse spasm of esophagus, esophageal dyskinesia, esophageal dysmotility, and esophageal spasm. This excludes cardiospasm (530.0). This applies to corkscrew esophagus, curling esophagus, esophagospasm, and spasm of esophagus.
Esophageal Dysmotility Definition and Symptoms
Esophageal dysmotility is not being able to move the esophagus properly, making it very difficult to swallow. This is caused by an imbalance in the nerve pathways that tell the esophagus to relax and contract. Symptoms may include chest pain, regurgitation, heartburn, unexplained weight loss, and difficulty swallowing.