2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0DNJ7ZZ

Release Appendix, Via Natural or Artificial Opening

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0DNJ7ZZ
Short Description:Release Appendix, Via Natural or Artificial Opening
Long Description:Release Appendix, Via Natural or Artificial Opening

0DNJ7ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of release appendix, via natural or artificial opening. The code is valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0DNJ7ZZ 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 appendix.

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

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
  • Adhesiolysis, carpal tunnel release
4 BodyPart J Appendix Includes:
  • Vermiform appendix
  • Vermiform appendix
5 Approach 7 Via Natural or Artificial Opening

Involves:
Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening to reach the site of the procedure

Involves:
Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening to reach 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 0DNJ7ZZ is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

MS-DRG MS-DRG Title MCD Relative Weight
338APPENDECTOMY WITH COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH MCC062.7988
339APPENDECTOMY WITH COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH CC061.695
340APPENDECTOMY WITH COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITHOUT CC/MCC061.2284
341APPENDECTOMY WITHOUT COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH MCC062.3162
342APPENDECTOMY WITHOUT COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH CC061.4331
343APPENDECTOMY WITHOUT COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITHOUT CC/MCC061.1094

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 0DNJ7ZZ 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.