2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0KX40Z2

Transfer Tongue, Palate, Pharynx Muscle with Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue, Open Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0KX40Z2
Short Description:Transfer Tongue/Palate/Phar Muscle w Skin, Subcu, Open
Long Description:Transfer Tongue, Palate, Pharynx Muscle with Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue, Open Approach

0KX40Z2 is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of transfer tongue, palate, pharynx muscle with skin and subcutaneous tissue, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0KX40Z2 is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the muscles body system, classified under the transfer operation. The applicable bodypart is tongue, palate, pharynx muscle.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System K Muscles
3 Operation X Transfer

Involves:
Moving, without taking out, all or a portion of a body part to another location to take over the function of all or a portion of a body part

Explanation:
The body part transferred remains connected to its vascular and nervous supply

Involves:
Moving, without taking out, all or a portion of a body part to another location to take over the function of all or a portion of a body part

Explanation:
The body part transferred remains connected to its vascular and nervous supply

Includes:
  • Tendon transfer, skin pedicle flap transfer
  • Tendon transfer, skin pedicle flap transfer
4 BodyPart 4 Tongue, Palate, Pharynx Muscle Includes:
  • Chondroglossus muscle
  • Genioglossus muscle
  • Hyoglossus muscle
  • Inferior longitudinal muscle
  • Levator veli palatini muscle
  • Palatoglossal muscle
  • Palatopharyngeal muscle
  • Pharyngeal constrictor muscle
  • Salpingopharyngeus muscle
  • Styloglossus muscle
  • Stylopharyngeus muscle
  • Superior longitudinal muscle
  • Tensor veli palatini muscle
  • Chondroglossus muscle
  • Genioglossus muscle
  • Hyoglossus muscle
  • Inferior longitudinal muscle
  • Levator veli palatini muscle
  • Palatoglossal muscle
  • Palatopharyngeal muscle
  • Pharyngeal constrictor muscle
  • Salpingopharyngeus muscle
  • Styloglossus muscle
  • Stylopharyngeus muscle
  • Superior longitudinal muscle
  • Tensor veli palatini muscle
5 Approach 0 Open

Involves:
Cutting through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to expose the site of the procedure

Involves:
Cutting through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to expose 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 2 Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

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 0KX40Z2 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
040PERIPHERAL, CRANIAL NERVE AND OTHER NERVOUS SYSTEM PROCEDURES WITH MCC013.9578
041PERIPHERAL, CRANIAL NERVE AND OTHER NERVOUS SYSTEM PROCEDURES WITH CC OR PERIPHERAL NEUROSTIMULATOR012.3511
042PERIPHERAL, CRANIAL NERVE AND OTHER NERVOUS SYSTEM PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC011.8849
500SOFT TISSUE PROCEDURES WITH MCC083.1539
501SOFT TISSUE PROCEDURES WITH CC081.745
502SOFT TISSUE PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC081.3308

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 0KX40Z2 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.