ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VCL0ZZ

Extirpation of Matter from Bilateral Epididymis, Open Approach

Version 2019 Billable Code Procedures For Males Only
Short Description:Extirpation of Matter from B Epididymis, Open Approach
Long Description:Extirpation of Matter from Bilateral Epididymis, Open Approach

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS 0VCL0ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of extirpation of matter from bilateral epididymis, open approach. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VCL0ZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the male reproductive system body system, classified under the extirpation operation. The applicable body part is epididymis, bilateral.

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 C Operation Extirpation Thrombectomy, choledocholithotomy
Character 4 L Body Part Epididymis, Bilateral
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

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 0VCL0ZZ is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.


Convert 0VCL0ZZ 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.