ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VLQ4ZZ

Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

Version 2019 Billable Code Non-covered Procedure Codes Sterilization Procedures For Males Only Not Covered Medicare
ICD-10-PCS:0VLQ4ZZ
Short Description:Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, Perc Endo Approach
Long Description:Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, Percutaneous Endoscopic Approach

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS 0VLQ4ZZ is a billable procedure code but might not be covered by Medicare. 0VLQ4ZZ is used to indicate the performance of occlusion of bilateral vas deferens, percutaneous endoscopic approach. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VLQ4ZZ 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 vas deferens, bilateral.

Deleted Code

0VLQ4ZZ was replaced in the 2019 ICD-10-PCS code set with the code(s):

  • 0VLQ8ZZ - Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, 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 Q Body Part Vas Deferens, Bilateral Ejaculatory duct
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 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:

  • 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 0VLQ4ZZ 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.