2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 079080Z

Drainage of Head Lymphatic with Drainage Device, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:079080Z
Short Description:Drainage of Head Lymphatic with Drainage Device, Endo
Long Description:Drainage of Head Lymphatic with Drainage Device, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

079080Z is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of head lymphatic with drainage device, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 079080Z is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the lymphatic and hemic systems body system, classified under the drainage operation. The applicable bodypart is lymphatic, head.

Replacement Code

079080Z replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-PCS code(s):

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System 7 Lymphatic and Hemic Systems
3 Operation 9 Drainage

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

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

Includes:
  • Thoracentesis, incision and drainage
4 BodyPart 0 Lymphatic, Head Includes:
  • Buccinator lymph node
  • Infraauricular lymph node
  • Infraparotid lymph node
  • Parotid lymph node
  • Preauricular lymph node
  • Submandibular lymph node
  • Submaxillary lymph node
  • Submental lymph node
  • Subparotid lymph node
  • Suprahyoid lymph node
5 Approach 8 Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Involves:
Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening to reach and visualize the site of the procedure

6 Device 0 Drainage Device Includes:
  • Cystostomy tube
  • Foley catheter
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy catheter
  • Thoracostomy tube
7 Qualifier Z No Qualifier

Explanation:
The value Z is used for the seventh character to indicate that a specific qualifier does not apply to the procedure.

Convert 079080Z 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.