ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jan 20, 2017

ICD-10 PCS Section “0” - Medical & Surgical

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Medical and Surgical

The 2nd character defines the particular body system or general physiological system or anatomical region involved.

 ⇓ Section Body System
00 Medical and Surgical Central Nervous System
01 Medical and Surgical Peripheral Nervous System
02 Medical and Surgical Heart and Great Vessels
03 Medical and Surgical Upper Arteries
04 Medical and Surgical Lower Arteries
05 Medical and Surgical Upper Veins
06 Medical and Surgical Lower Veins
07 Medical and Surgical Lymphatic and Hemic Systems
08 Medical and Surgical Eye
09 Medical and Surgical Ear, Nose, Sinus
0B Medical and Surgical Respiratory System
0C Medical and Surgical Mouth and Throat
0D Medical and Surgical Gastrointestinal System
0F Medical and Surgical Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas
0G Medical and Surgical Endocrine System
0H Medical and Surgical Skin and Breast
0J Medical and Surgical Subcutaneous Tissue and Fascia
0K Medical and Surgical Muscles
0L Medical and Surgical Tendons
0M Medical and Surgical Bursae and Ligaments
0N Medical and Surgical Head and Facial Bones
0P Medical and Surgical Upper Bones
0Q Medical and Surgical Lower Bones
0R Medical and Surgical Upper Joints
0S Medical and Surgical Lower Joints
0T Medical and Surgical Urinary System
0U Medical and Surgical Female Reproductive System
0V Medical and Surgical Male Reproductive System
0W Medical and Surgical Anatomical Regions, General
0X Medical and Surgical Anatomical Regions, Upper Extremities
0Y Medical and Surgical Anatomical Regions, Lower Extremities
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The medical and surgical section codes represent the vast majority of procedures reported in an inpatient setting. Medical and surgical procedure codes have a first character value of "0". The 2nd character indicates the general body system (e.g., gastrointestinal). The 3rd character indicates the root operation, or specific objective, of the procedure (e.g., excision). The 4th character indicates the specific body part on which the procedure was performed (e.g., duodenum). The 5th character indicates the approach used to reach the procedure site (e.g., open). The 6th character indicates whether any device was used and remained at the end of the procedure (e.g., synthetic substitute). The 7th character is a qualifier that may have a specific meaning for a limited range of values.

The 1st through 5th characters are always assigned a specific value, but the device (6th character) and the qualifier (7th character) are not applicable to all procedures. The value Z is used for the 6th and 7th characters to indicate that a specific device or qualifier does not apply to the procedure.

The body systems for medical and surgical section codes are specified in the second character. In order to provide necessary detail, some body systems are subdivided. For example, body system values K (muscles), L (tendons), M (bursae and ligaments), N (head and facial bones), P (upper bones), Q (lower bones), R (upper joints) and S (lower joints) are divisions of the musculoskeletal system.


When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.