2021 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0LC

Tendons, Extirpation

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0LC
Short Description:Tendons, Extirpation
Long Description:Tendons, Extirpation

0LC is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable procedure code used to indicate the performance of tendons, extirpation.

The procedure code 0LC is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the tendons body system, classified under the extirpation operation.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System L Tendons
3 Operation C Extirpation

Involves:
Taking or cutting out solid matter from a body part

Explanation:
The solid matter may be an abnormal byproduct of a biological function or a foreign body; it may be imbedded in a body part or in the lumen of a tubular body part. The solid matter may or may not have been previously broken into pieces

Involves:
Taking or cutting out solid matter from a body part

Explanation:
The solid matter may be an abnormal byproduct of a biological function or a foreign body; it may be imbedded in a body part or in the lumen of a tubular body part. The solid matter may or may not have been previously broken into pieces

Includes:
  • Thrombectomy, choledocholithotomy
  • Thrombectomy, choledocholithotomy
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.