2022 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0NH005Z

Insertion of External Fixation Device into Skull, Open Approach

Version 2021
Billable Code

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS:0NH005Z
Short Description:Insertion of Ext Fix into Skull, Open Approach
Long Description:Insertion of External Fixation Device into Skull, Open Approach

0NH005Z is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of insertion of external fixation device into skull, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0NH005Z is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the head and facial bones body system, classified under the insertion operation. The applicable bodypart is skull.

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System N Head and Facial Bones
3 Operation H Insertion

Involves:
Putting in a nonbiological appliance that monitors, assists, performs, or prevents a physiological function but does not physically take the place of a body part

Includes:
  • Insertion of radioactive implant, insertion of central venous catheter
4 BodyPart 0 Skull
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

6 Device 5 External Fixation Device
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 0NH005Z 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 2022 ICD-10-PCS codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

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.