2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0GN

Endocrine System, Release

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0GN
Short Description:Endocrine System, Release
Long Description:Endocrine System, Release

0GN is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable procedure code used to indicate the performance of endocrine system, release.

The procedure code 0GN is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the endocrine system body system, classified under the release operation.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System G Endocrine 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 Body Part
5 Approach
6 Device
7 Qualifier

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.