2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VBG8ZX

Excision of Left Spermatic Cord, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Version 2020 Billable Code Procedures For Males Only

Valid for Submission

0VBG8ZX is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of excision of left spermatic cord, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic, diagnostic. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VBG8ZX is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the male reproductive system body system, classified under the excision operation. The applicable bodypart is spermatic cord, left.

ICD-10-PCS:0VBG8ZX
Short Description:Excision of Left Spermatic Cord, Endo, Diagn
Long Description:Excision of Left Spermatic Cord, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic, Diagnostic

Replacement Code

0VBG8ZX replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-PCS code(s):

  • 0VBG4ZX - Excision of Left Spermatic Cord, Perc Endo Approach, Diagn

ICD-10-PCS Details

Position Designation Character Label Notes
1 Section 0 Medical and Surgical
2 Body System V Male Reproductive System
3 Operation B Excision

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

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

Includes:

  • Partial nephrectomy, liver biopsy

4 BodyPart G Spermatic Cord, Left
5 Approach 8 Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Involves:
Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening 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

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:

Convert 0VBG8ZX 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.