2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0CH

Mouth and Throat, Insertion

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

0CH is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable procedure code used to indicate the performance of mouth and throat, insertion.

The procedure code 0CH is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the mouth and throat body system, classified under the insertion operation.

ICD-10-PCS:0CH
Short Description:Mouth and Throat, Insertion
Long Description:Mouth and Throat, Insertion

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System C Mouth and Throat
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 Body Part
5 Approach
6 Device
7 Qualifier

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. This 2020 ICD-10-PCS code is to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

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.