2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0D9M8ZX

Drainage of Descending Colon, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0D9M8ZX
Short Description:Drainage of Descending Colon, Endo, Diagn
Long Description:Drainage of Descending Colon, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

0D9M8ZX is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of descending colon, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic, diagnostic. The code is valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0D9M8ZX is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the gastrointestinal system body system, classified under the drainage operation. The applicable bodypart is descending colon.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System D Gastrointestinal System
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

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
  • Thoracentesis, incision and drainage
4 BodyPart M Descending Colon
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

Involves:
Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening 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 X Diagnostic

Convert 0D9M8ZX 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 2021 ICD-10-PCS codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

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.