2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0FBC8ZX

Excision of Ampulla of Vater, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

0FBC8ZX is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of excision of ampulla of vater, 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 0FBC8ZX is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas body system, classified under the excision operation. The applicable bodypart is ampulla of vater.

Short Description:Excision of Ampulla of Vater, Endo, Diagn
Long Description:Excision of Ampulla of Vater, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Replaced Code

0FBC8ZX was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10-PCS code set with the code(s):

  • 0FDC8ZX - Extraction of Ampulla of Vater, 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 B Excision

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

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


  • Partial nephrectomy, liver biopsy

4 BodyPart C Ampulla of Vater


  • Duodenal ampulla
  • Hepatopancreatic ampulla

5 Approach 8 Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening to reach and visualize the site of the procedure

6 Device Z No Device

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 0FBC8ZX 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.