2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 059L0ZZ

Drainage of Intracranial Vein, Open Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Short Description:Drainage of Intracranial Vein, Open Approach
Long Description:Drainage of Intracranial Vein, Open Approach

059L0ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of intracranial vein, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 059L0ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the upper veins body system, classified under the drainage operation. The applicable bodypart is intracranial vein.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System 5 Upper Veins
3 Operation 9 Drainage

Taking or letting out fluids and/or gases from a body part

The qualifier DIAGNOSTIC is used to identify drainage procedures that are biopsies

  • Thoracentesis, incision and drainage
4 BodyPart L Intracranial Vein Includes:
  • Anterior cerebral vein
  • Basal (internal) cerebral vein
  • Dural venous sinus
  • Great cerebral vein
  • Inferior cerebellar vein
  • Inferior cerebral vein
  • Internal (basal) cerebral vein
  • Middle cerebral vein
  • Ophthalmic vein
  • Superior cerebellar vein
  • Superior cerebral vein
5 Approach 0 Open

Cutting through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to expose the site of the procedure

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.

Convert 059L0ZZ 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. These 2022 ICD-10-PCS codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

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.