2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VCH4ZZ

Extirpation of Matter from Bilateral Spermatic Cords, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

Version 2020 Billable Code Procedures For Males Only

Valid for Submission

0VCH4ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of extirpation of matter from bilateral spermatic cords, percutaneous endoscopic approach. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VCH4ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the male reproductive system body system, classified under the extirpation operation. The applicable bodypart is spermatic cords, bilateral.

ICD-10-PCS:0VCH4ZZ
Short Description:Extirpation of Matter from Bi Sperm Cord, Perc Endo Approach
Long Description:Extirpation of Matter from Bilateral Spermatic Cords, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

ICD-10-PCS Details

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

Involves:
Taking or cutting out solid matter from a body part

Explanation:
The solid matter may be an abnormal byproduct of a biological function or a foreign body; it may be imbedded in a body part or in the lumen of a tubular body part. The solid matter may or may not have been previously broken into pieces

Includes:

  • Thrombectomy, choledocholithotomy

4 BodyPart H Spermatic Cords, Bilateral
5 Approach 4 Percutaneous Endoscopic

Involves:
Entry, by puncture or minor incision, of instrumentation through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary 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 Z No Qualifier

Explanation:
The value Z is used for the seventh character to indicate that a specific qualifier does not apply to the procedure.

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 0VCH4ZZ is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

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

Convert 0VCH4ZZ 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.