2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0DN20ZZ

Release Middle Esophagus, Open Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0DN20ZZ
Short Description:Release Middle Esophagus, Open Approach
Long Description:Release Middle Esophagus, Open Approach

0DN20ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of release middle esophagus, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0DN20ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the gastrointestinal system body system, classified under the release operation. The applicable bodypart is esophagus, middle.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System D Gastrointestinal System
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 2 Esophagus, Middle Includes:
  • Thoracic esophagus
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.

Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The procedure code 0DN20ZZ is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 applicable from 10/01/2021 through 09/30/2022.

MS-DRG MS-DRG Title MCD Relative Weight
326STOMACH, ESOPHAGEAL AND DUODENAL PROCEDURES WITH MCC065.3163
327STOMACH, ESOPHAGEAL AND DUODENAL PROCEDURES WITH CC062.5647
328STOMACH, ESOPHAGEAL AND DUODENAL PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC061.6669
907OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR INJURIES WITH MCC213.9482
908OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR INJURIES WITH CC212.0504
909OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES FOR INJURIES WITHOUT CC/MCC211.371

The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.

Convert 0DN20ZZ 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.