2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0HQ6XZZ

Repair Back Skin, External Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0HQ6XZZ
Short Description:Repair Back Skin, External Approach
Long Description:Repair Back Skin, External Approach

0HQ6XZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of repair back skin, external approach. The code is valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0HQ6XZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the skin and breast body system, classified under the repair operation. The applicable bodypart is skin, back.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System H Skin and Breast
3 Operation Q Repair

Involves:
Restoring, to the extent possible, a body part to its normal anatomic structure and function

Explanation:
Used only when the method to accomplish the repair is not one of the other root operations

Involves:
Restoring, to the extent possible, a body part to its normal anatomic structure and function

Explanation:
Used only when the method to accomplish the repair is not one of the other root operations

Includes:
  • Colostomy takedown, suture of laceration
  • Colostomy takedown, suture of laceration
4 BodyPart 6 Skin, Back
5 Approach X External

Involves:
Procedures performed directly on the skin or mucous membrane and procedures performed indirectly by the application of external force through the skin or mucous membrane

Involves:
Procedures performed directly on the skin or mucous membrane and procedures performed indirectly by the application of external force through the skin or mucous membrane

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 0HQ6XZZ 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.