2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0J9

Subcutaneous Tissue and Fascia, Drainage

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0J9
Short Description:Subcutaneous Tissue and Fascia, Drainage
Long Description:Subcutaneous Tissue and Fascia, Drainage

0J9 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable procedure code used to indicate the performance of subcutaneous tissue and fascia, drainage.

The procedure code 0J9 is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia body system, classified under the drainage operation.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System J Subcutaneous Tissue and Fascia
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 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 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.