2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 00F6XZZ

Fragmentation in Cerebral Ventricle, External Approach

Version 2020 Billable Code Non-covered Procedure Codes Not Covered Medicare

Valid for Submission

00F6XZZ is a billable procedure code but might not be covered by Medicare. 00F6XZZ is used to indicate the performance of fragmentation in cerebral ventricle, external approach. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 00F6XZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the central nervous system and cranial nerves body system, classified under the fragmentation operation. The applicable bodypart is cerebral ventricle.

Short Description:Fragmentation in Cerebral Ventricle, External Approach
Long Description:Fragmentation in Cerebral Ventricle, External Approach

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System 0 Central Nervous System and Cranial Nerves
3 Operation F Fragmentation

Breaking solid matter in a body part into pieces

Physical force (e.g., manual, ultrasonic) applied directly or indirectly is used to break the solid matter into pieces. The solid matter may be an abnormal byproduct of a biological function or a foreign body. The pieces of solid matter are not taken out


  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, transurethral lithotripsy

4 BodyPart 6 Cerebral Ventricle


  • Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Cerebral aqueduct (Sylvius)
  • Choroid plexus
  • Ependyma
  • Foramen of Monro (intraventricular)
  • Fourth ventricle
  • Interventricular foramen (Monro)
  • Left lateral ventricle
  • Right lateral ventricle
  • Third ventricle

5 Approach X External

Procedures performed directly on the skin or mucous membrane and procedures performed indirectly by the application of external force through the skin or mucous membrane

6 Device Z No Device

The value Z is used for the sixth character to indicate that a specific device does not apply to the procedure.

7 Qualifier Z No Qualifier

The value Z is used for the seventh character to indicate that a specific qualifier does not apply to the procedure.

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

Convert 00F6XZZ to ICD-9-PCS

The following crosswalk between ICD-10-PCS to ICD-9-PCS is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

What is ICD-10-PCS?

The ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) is a catalog of procedural codes used by medical professionals for hospital inpatient healthcare settings. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maintain the catalog in the U.S. releasing yearly updates. This 2020 ICD-10-PCS code is to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

Each ICD-10-PCS code has a structure of seven alphanumeric characters and contains no decimals. The first character defines the major "section". Depending on the "section" the second through seventh characters mean different things.