2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 09NM0ZZ

Release Nasal Septum, Open Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:09NM0ZZ
Short Description:Release Nasal Septum, Open Approach
Long Description:Release Nasal Septum, Open Approach

09NM0ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of release nasal septum, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 09NM0ZZ 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 septum.

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 M Nasal Septum Includes:
  • Quadrangular cartilage
  • Septal cartilage
  • Vomer bone
5 Approach 0 Open

Involves:
Cutting through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to expose 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 09NM0ZZ 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.