2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 03CQ3Z7

Extirpation of Matter from Left Vertebral Artery using Stent Retriever, Percutaneous Approach

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

03CQ3Z7 is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of extirpation of matter from left vertebral artery using stent retriever, percutaneous approach. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 03CQ3Z7 is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the upper arteries body system, classified under the extirpation operation. The applicable bodypart is vertebral artery, left.

ICD-10-PCS:03CQ3Z7
Short Description:Extirpate matter fr L Verteb Art, Stnt Retrv, Perc
Long Description:Extirpation of Matter from Left Vertebral Artery using Stent Retriever, Percutaneous Approach

Replacement Code

03CQ3Z7 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-PCS code(s):

  • 03CQ3ZZ - Extirpation of Matter from L Verteb Art, Perc Approach

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Character Code Designation Label Definition
Character 1 0 Section Medical and Surgical
Character 2 3 Body System Upper Arteries
Character 3 C Operation Extirpation Thrombectomy, choledocholithotomy
Character 4 Q BodyPart Vertebral Artery, Left Posterior spinal artery
Character 5 3 Approach Percutaneous Entry, by puncture or minor incision, of instrumentation through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to reach the site of the procedure
Character 6 Z Device No Device
Character 7 7 Qualifier Stent Retriever

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 03CQ3Z7 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 023 - CRANIOTOMY WITH MAJOR DEVICE IMPLANT OR ACUTE COMPLEX CNS PDX WITH MCC OR CHEMOTHERAPY IMPLANT OR EPILEPSY WITH NEUROSTIMULATOR
  • 024 - CRANIOTOMY WITH MAJOR DEVICE IMPLANT OR ACUTE COMPLEX CNS PDX WITHOUT MCC
  • 025 - CRANIOTOMY AND ENDOVASCULAR INTRACRANIAL PROCEDURES WITH MCC
  • 026 - CRANIOTOMY AND ENDOVASCULAR INTRACRANIAL PROCEDURES WITH CC
  • 027 - CRANIOTOMY AND ENDOVASCULAR INTRACRANIAL 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

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.