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ICD-10-PCS

procedure code system

QuestionAnswer
What is ICD-10-PCS Procedure code system
ICD-10-PCS use for inpatient procedures
ICD-10-PCS developed for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
ICD-10-PCS designed by 3M Health Information Systems
ICD-10-PCS was initially released 1998
Codes are alphanumeric
codes length seven characters
code components use tables
individual letters and numbers called values
seven spaces of the code called characters
possible values assigned to each character in code thirty-four (34)
alphabet not use I and O
value placed in different position code means something different
1st character Section
2nd character Body System
3rd character Root Operation/Type
4th character Body Part or Region
5th character Approach
6th character Device
7th character Qualifier
type of procedure Section
physiological system or anatomical region Body System
objective of the procedure Root Operation
specific anatomical site Body Part or Region
technique used to reach the site Approach
material or appliance that remains in or on the body Device
additional attribute of the procedure performed, if applicable Qualifier
ICD-10-PCS composed of sixteen (16) sections
represented by numbers 0 through 9 and the letters B through D and F through H
contains the great majority of procedures MEDICAL AND SURGICAL
first section MEDICAL AND SURGICAL
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL zero
Obstetrics one
zero MEDICAL AND SURGICAL