2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 09NK4ZZ

Release Nasal Mucosa and Soft Tissue, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:09NK4ZZ
Short Description:Release Nasal Mucosa and Soft Tissue, Perc Endo Approach
Long Description:Release Nasal Mucosa and Soft Tissue, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

09NK4ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of release nasal mucosa and soft tissue, percutaneous endoscopic approach. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 09NK4ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the ear, nose, sinus body system, classified under the release operation. The applicable bodypart is nasal mucosa and soft tissue.

Replaced Code

09NK4ZZ was replaced in the 2022 ICD-10-PCS code set with the 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 N Release

Involves:
Freeing a body part from an abnormal physical constraint by cutting or by the use of force

Explanation:
Some of the restraining tissue may be taken out but none of the body part is taken out

Includes:
  • Adhesiolysis, carpal tunnel release
4 BodyPart K Nasal Mucosa and Soft Tissue Includes:
  • Columella
  • External naris
  • Greater alar cartilage
  • Internal naris
  • Lateral nasal cartilage
  • Lesser alar cartilage
  • Nasal cavity
  • Nostril
5 Approach 4 Percutaneous Endoscopic

Involves:
Entry, by puncture or minor incision, of instrumentation through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to reach and visualize the site of the procedure

6 Device Z No Device

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

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 09NK4ZZ 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.