2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0QB

Lower Bones, Excision

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

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

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

Short Description:Lower Bones, Excision
Long Description:Lower Bones, Excision

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Character Code Designation Label Definition
Character 1 0 Section Medical and Surgical
Character 2 Q Body System Lower Bones
Character 3 B Operation Excision Partial nephrectomy, liver biopsy
Character 4 Body Part
Character 5 Approach
Character 6 Device
Character 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.