2020 ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VJSXZZ

Inspection of Penis, External Approach

Version 2020 Billable Code Procedures For Males Only

Valid for Submission

0VJSXZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of inspection of penis, external approach. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VJSXZZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the male reproductive system body system, classified under the inspection operation. The applicable bodypart is penis.

Short Description:Inspection of Penis, External Approach
Long Description:Inspection of Penis, External 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 J Inspection

Visually and/or manually exploring a body part

Visual exploration may be performed with or without optical instrumentation. Manual exploration may be performed directly or through intervening body layers


  • Diagnostic arthroscopy, exploratory laparotomy

4 BodyPart S Penis


  • Corpus cavernosum
  • Corpus spongiosum

5 Approach X External

Procedures performed directly on the skin or mucous membrane and procedures performed indirectly by the application of external force through the skin or mucous membrane

6 Device Z No Device

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

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:

Convert 0VJSXZZ 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.