2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0DNM8ZZ

Release Descending Colon, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

0DNM8ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of release descending colon, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0DNM8ZZ 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 descending colon.

ICD-10-PCS:0DNM8ZZ
Short Description:Release Descending Colon, Endo
Long Description:Release Descending Colon, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

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 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

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.

Convert 0DNM8ZZ 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.