2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0V970ZZ

Drainage of Left Tunica Vaginalis, Open Approach

Version 2020 Billable Code Procedures For Males Only

Valid for Submission

0V970ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of drainage of left tunica vaginalis, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0V970ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the male reproductive system body system, classified under the drainage operation. The applicable bodypart is tunica vaginalis, left.

ICD-10-PCS: 0V970ZZ
Short Description:Drainage of Left Tunica Vaginalis, Open Approach
Long Description:Drainage of Left Tunica Vaginalis, Open Approach

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Character Code Designation Label Definition
Character 1 0 Section Medical and Surgical
Character 2 V Body System Male Reproductive System
Character 3 9 Operation Drainage Thoracentesis, incision and drainage
Character 4 7 BodyPart Tunica Vaginalis, Left
Character 5 0 Approach Open Cutting through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to expose the site of the procedure
Character 6 Z Device No Device
Character 7 Z Qualifier No Qualifier

Code Edits

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Convert 0V970ZZ 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.