2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0P944ZX

Drainage of Thoracic Vertebra, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach, Diagnostic

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

0P944ZX is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of thoracic vertebra, percutaneous endoscopic approach, diagnostic. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0P944ZX is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the upper bones body system, classified under the drainage operation. The applicable bodypart is thoracic vertebra.

ICD-10-PCS:0P944ZX
Short Description:Drainage of Thoracic Vertebra, Perc Endo Approach, Diagn
Long Description:Drainage of Thoracic Vertebra, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach, Diagnostic

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System P Upper Bones
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

Includes:

  • Thoracentesis, incision and drainage

4 BodyPart 4 Thoracic Vertebra

Includes:

  • Spinous process
  • Transverse process
  • Vertebral arch
  • Vertebral body
  • Vertebral foramen
  • Vertebral lamina
  • Vertebral pedicle

5 Approach 4 Percutaneous Endoscopic

Involves:
Entry, by puncture or minor incision, of instrumentation through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to reach and visualize 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 X Diagnostic

Diagnostic Related Groups

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 0P944ZX is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 166 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES WITH MCC
  • 167 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES WITH CC
  • 168 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 477 - BIOPSIES OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 478 - BIOPSIES OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH CC
  • 479 - BIOPSIES OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 802 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES OF THE BLOOD AND BLOOD FORMING ORGANS WITH MCC
  • 803 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES OF THE BLOOD AND BLOOD FORMING ORGANS WITH CC
  • 804 - OTHER O.R. PROCEDURES OF THE BLOOD AND BLOOD FORMING ORGANS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert 0P944ZX 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. This 2020 ICD-10-PCS code is to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

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.