The Pregnancy body system is identified by the character “0” in the 2nd character position and grouped within the Obstetrics section of the ICD-10-PCS coding structure. The 2nd character of an ICD-10-PCS code defines the particular body system or general physiological system or anatomical region involved.
1 = Obstetrics
The 3rd character refers to the root operation or the objective of the procedure.
Artificially terminating a pregnancy
Taking out or off a device from a body part and putting back an identical or similar device in or on the same body part without cutting or puncturing the skin or a mucous membrane
Assisting the passage of the products of conception from the genital canal
Taking or letting out fluids and/or gases from a body part
Pulling or stripping out or off all or a portion of a body part by the use of force
Putting in a nonbiological appliance that monitors, assists, performs, or prevents a physiological function but does not physically take the place of a body part
Visually and/or manually exploring a body part — Visual exploration may be performed with or without optical instrumentation. Manual exploration may be performed directly or through intervening body layers
Taking out or off a device from a body part, region or orifice — If a device is taken out and a similar device put in without cutting or puncturing the skin or mucous membrane, the procedure is coded to the root operation CHANGE. Otherwise, the procedure for taking out a device is coded to the root operation REMOVAL
Restoring, to the extent possible, a body part to its normal anatomic structure and function — Used only when the method to accomplish the repair is not one of the other root operations
Moving to its normal location, or other suitable location, all or a portion of a body part — The body part is moved to a new location from an abnormal location, or from a normal location where it is not functioning correctly. The body part may or may not be cut out or off to be moved to the new location
Cutting out or off, without replacement, all of a body part
Putting in or on all or a portion of a living body part taken from another individual or animal to physically take the place and/or function of all or a portion of a similar body part — The native body part may or may not be taken out, and the transplanted body part may take over all or a portion of its function