2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0HNX8ZZ

Release Left Nipple, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0HNX8ZZ
Short Description:Release Left Nipple, Endo
Long Description:Release Left Nipple, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

0HNX8ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of release left nipple, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic. The code is valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0HNX8ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the skin and breast body system, classified under the release operation. The applicable bodypart is nipple, left.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System H Skin and Breast
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 X Nipple, Left Includes:
  • Areola
  • Areola
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 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 0HNX8ZZ 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
584BREAST BIOPSY, LOCAL EXCISION AND OTHER BREAST PROCEDURES WITH CC/MCC091.8303
585BREAST BIOPSY, LOCAL EXCISION AND OTHER BREAST PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC091.7423

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 0HNX8ZZ 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.