2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 079980Z

Drainage of Left Internal Mammary Lymphatic with Drainage Device, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:079980Z
Short Description:Drainage of Int Mamm, L Lymph with Drain Dev, Endo
Long Description:Drainage of Left Internal Mammary Lymphatic with Drainage Device, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

079980Z is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of left internal mammary 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 079980Z 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, internal mammary, left.

Replacement Code

079980Z 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 9 Lymphatic, Internal Mammary, Left
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 079980Z 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.