2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0DB18ZX

Excision of Upper Esophagus, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

0DB18ZX is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of excision of upper esophagus, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic, diagnostic. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0DB18ZX is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the gastrointestinal system body system, classified under the excision operation. The applicable bodypart is esophagus, upper.

ICD-10-PCS:0DB18ZX
Short Description:Excision of Upper Esophagus, Endo, Diagn
Long Description:Excision of Upper Esophagus, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Replaced Code

0DB18ZX was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10-PCS code set with the code(s):

  • 0DD18ZX - Extraction of Upper Esophagus, Endo, Diagn

ICD-10-PCS Details

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

Involves:
Cutting out or off, without replacement, a portion of a body part

Explanation:
The qualifier DIAGNOSTIC is used to identify excision procedures that are biopsies

Includes:

  • Partial nephrectomy, liver biopsy

4 BodyPart 1 Esophagus, Upper

Includes:

  • Cervical esophagus

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

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 0DB18ZX 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. 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.