ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VBF8ZZ

Excision of Right Spermatic Cord, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Version 2019 Billable Code Procedures For Males Only
ICD-10-PCS: 0VBF8ZZ
Short Description:Excision of Right Spermatic Cord, Endo
Long Description:Excision of Right Spermatic Cord, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS 0VBF8ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of excision of right spermatic cord, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VBF8ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the male reproductive system body system, classified under the excision operation. The applicable body part is spermatic cord, right.

Replacement Code

0VBF8ZZ replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-PCS code(s):

  • 0VBF4ZZ - Excision of Right Spermatic Cord, Perc Endo 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 B Operation Excision Partial nephrectomy, liver biopsy
Character 4 F Body Part Spermatic Cord, Right
Character 5 8 Approach Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening to reach and visualize the site of the procedure
Character 6 Z Device No Device
Character 7 Z Qualifier No Qualifier

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

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 0VBF8ZZ is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 711 - TESTES PROCEDURES WITH CC/MCC
  • 712 - TESTES PROCEDURES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert 0VBF8ZZ 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.

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.