ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VLH4CZ

Occlusion of Bilateral Spermatic Cords with Extraluminal Device, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

Version 2019 Billable Code Non-covered Procedure Codes Sterilization Procedures For Males Only Not Covered Medicare
Short Description:Occlusion Bi Sperm Cord w Extralum Dev, Perc Endo
Long Description:Occlusion of Bilateral Spermatic Cords with Extraluminal Device, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS 0VLH4CZ is a billable procedure code but might not be covered by Medicare. 0VLH4CZ is used to indicate the performance of occlusion of bilateral spermatic cords with extraluminal device, percutaneous endoscopic approach. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VLH4CZ is in the medical and surgical section and is part of the male reproductive system body system, classified under the occlusion operation. The applicable body part is spermatic cords, bilateral.

Deleted Code

0VLH4CZ was replaced in the 2019 ICD-10-PCS code set with the code(s):

  • 0VLH8CZ - Occlusion of Bi Sperm Cord with Extralum Dev, Endo

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 L Operation Occlusion Fallopian tube ligation, ligation of inferior vena cava
Character 4 H Body Part Spermatic Cords, Bilateral
Character 5 4 Approach Percutaneous Endoscopic 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
Character 6 C Device Extraluminal Device REALIZE(R) Adjustable Gastric Band
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:

  • Non-covered Procedure Codes Sterilization - this code is intended for the procedure codes shown below are identified as non-covered procedures only when icd-10-cm diagnosis code z30.2 (encounter for sterilization) is listed as the principal diagnosis or secondary diagnosis.
  • Procedures for males only - this code is intended for procedures for males only.

Convert 0VLH4CZ 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.