ICD-10-PCS Procedure Code 0VLQ8ZZ

Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Version 2019 Billable Code Procedures For Males Only
ICD-10-PCS:0VLQ8ZZ
Short Description:Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, Endo
Long Description:Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic

Valid for Submission

ICD-10-PCS 0VLQ8ZZ is a billable procedure code used to specify the performance of occlusion of bilateral vas deferens, via natural or artificial opening endoscopic. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The procedure code 0VLQ8ZZ 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.

Replacement Code

0VLQ8ZZ replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-PCS code(s):

  • 0VLQ4ZZ - Occlusion of Bilateral Vas Deferens, Perc Endo Approach

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 8 Approach Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening 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:

Convert 0VLQ8ZZ 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.