2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 06P

Lower Veins, Removal

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:06P
Short Description:Lower Veins, Removal
Long Description:Lower Veins, Removal

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

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

ICD-10-PCS Details

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

Involves:
Taking out or off a device from a body part

Explanation:
If a device is taken out and a similar device put in without cutting or puncturing the skin or mucous membrane, the procedure is coded to the root operation CHANGE. Otherwise, the procedure for taking out a device is coded to the root operation REMOVAL

Includes:
  • Drainage tube removal, cardiac pacemaker removal
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.