2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0F968ZX

Drainage of Left Hepatic Duct, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

0F968ZX is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of left hepatic duct, 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 0F968ZX is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas body system, classified under the drainage operation. The applicable bodypart is hepatic duct, left.

ICD-10-PCS:0F968ZX
Short Description:Drainage of Left Hepatic Duct, Endo, Diagn
Long Description:Drainage of Left Hepatic Duct, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Replaced Code

0F968ZX was replaced in the 2021 ICD-10-PCS code set with the code(s):

  • 0F978ZX - Drainage of Common Hepatic Duct, Endo, Diagn
  • 0F978ZX - Drainage of Common Hepatic Duct, Endo, Diagn

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System F Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas
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 6 Hepatic Duct, Left
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 0F968ZX 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.