2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 079230Z

Drainage of Left Neck Lymphatic with Drainage Device, Percutaneous Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:079230Z
Short Description:Drainage of L Neck Lymph with Drain Dev, Perc Approach
Long Description:Drainage of Left Neck Lymphatic with Drainage Device, Percutaneous Approach

079230Z is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of left neck lymphatic with drainage device, percutaneous approach. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 079230Z 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, left neck.

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 2 Lymphatic, Left Neck Includes:
  • Cervical lymph node
  • Jugular lymph node
  • Mastoid (postauricular) lymph node
  • Occipital lymph node
  • Postauricular (mastoid) lymph node
  • Retropharyngeal lymph node
  • Supraclavicular (Virchow's) lymph node
  • Virchow's (supraclavicular) lymph node
5 Approach 3 Percutaneous

Involves:
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

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 079230Z 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.