2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 021W0KB

Bypass Thoracic Aorta, Descending to Subclavian with Nonautologous Tissue Substitute, Open Approach

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

021W0KB is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of bypass thoracic aorta, descending to subclavian with nonautologous tissue substitute, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 021W0KB is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the heart and great vessels body system, classified under the bypass operation. The applicable bodypart is thoracic aorta, descending.

ICD-10-PCS:021W0KB
Short Description:Bypass Thor Aorta Desc to Subclav w Nonaut Sub, Open
Long Description:Bypass Thoracic Aorta, Descending to Subclavian with Nonautologous Tissue Substitute, Open Approach

Replaced Code

021W0KB was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10-PCS code set with the code(s):

  • 021W08B - Bypass Thor Aorta Desc to Subclav w Zooplastic, Open
  • 021W0KA - Bypass Thor Aorta Desc to Innom Art w Nonaut Sub, Open
  • 021W0KG - Bypass Thor Aorta Desc to Axilla Art w Nonaut Sub, Open
  • 021W0KH - Bypass Thor Aorta Desc to Brach Art w Nonaut Sub, Open
  • 021X08B - Bypass Thor Aorta Asc to Subclav w Zooplastic, Open
  • 021X0KB - Bypass Thor Aorta Asc to Subclav w Nonaut Sub, Open

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Character Code Designation Label Definition
Character 1 0 Section Medical and Surgical
Character 2 2 Body System Heart and Great Vessels
Character 3 1 Operation Bypass Coronary artery bypass, colostomy formation
Character 4 W BodyPart Thoracic Aorta, Descending
Character 5 0 Approach Open Cutting through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to expose the site of the procedure
Character 6 K Device Nonautologous Tissue Substitute Tissue bank graft
Character 7 B Qualifier Subclavian

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The procedure code 021W0KB is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 037 - EXTRACRANIAL PROCEDURES WITH MCC
  • 038 - EXTRACRANIAL PROCEDURES WITH CC
  • 039 - EXTRACRANIAL PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 270 - OTHER MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES WITH MCC
  • 271 - OTHER MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES WITH CC
  • 272 - OTHER MAJOR CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 907 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR INJURIES WITH MCC
  • 908 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR INJURIES WITH CC
  • 909 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR INJURIES WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 957 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR MULTIPLE SIGNIFICANT TRAUMA WITH MCC
  • 958 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR MULTIPLE SIGNIFICANT TRAUMA WITH CC
  • 959 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR MULTIPLE SIGNIFICANT TRAUMA WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert 021W0KB 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.