2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 06J

Lower Veins, Inspection

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:06J
Short Description:Lower Veins, Inspection
Long Description:Lower Veins, Inspection

06J is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable procedure code used to indicate the performance of lower veins, inspection.

The procedure code 06J is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the lower veins body system, classified under the inspection operation.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System 6 Lower Veins
3 Operation J Inspection

Involves:
Visually and/or manually exploring a body part

Explanation:
Visual exploration may be performed with or without optical instrumentation. Manual exploration may be performed directly or through intervening body layers

Includes:
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy, exploratory laparotomy
4 Body Part
5 Approach
6 Device
7 Qualifier

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.