2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0PB

Upper Bones, Excision

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

0PB is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable procedure code used to indicate the performance of upper bones, excision.

The procedure code 0PB is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the upper bones body system, classified under the excision operation.

Short Description:Upper Bones, Excision
Long Description:Upper Bones, Excision

ICD-10-PCS Details

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

Cutting out or off, without replacement, a portion of a body part

The qualifier DIAGNOSTIC is used to identify excision procedures that are biopsies


  • Partial nephrectomy, liver biopsy

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. 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.