2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 09HH71Z

Insertion of Radioactive Element into Right Ear, Via Natural or Artificial Opening

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:09HH71Z
Short Description:Insertion of Radioactive Element into Right Ear, Via Opening
Long Description:Insertion of Radioactive Element into Right Ear, Via Natural or Artificial Opening

09HH71Z is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of insertion of radioactive element into right ear, via natural or artificial opening. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 09HH71Z is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the ear, nose, sinus body system, classified under the insertion operation. The applicable bodypart is ear, right.

Replacement Code

09HH71Z 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 9 Ear, Nose, Sinus
3 Operation H Insertion

Involves:
Putting in a nonbiological appliance that monitors, assists, performs, or prevents a physiological function but does not physically take the place of a body part

Includes:
  • Insertion of radioactive implant, insertion of central venous catheter
4 BodyPart H Ear, Right
5 Approach 7 Via Natural or Artificial Opening

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

6 Device 1 Radioactive Element Includes:
  • Brachytherapy seeds
  • CivaSheet(R)
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.

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.