ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jul 22, 2017

Procedure Terms used in “Other Procedures”

The other procedures section includes acupuncture, suture removal and in vitro fertilization. Codes in this section have a first character value of “8”. The second character value for body system is physiological systems and anatomical regions. The other procedures section has only one root operation, defined as follows:

  • Other Procedures: Methodologies which attempt to remediate or cure a disorder or disease.

The fourth character contains specified body region values, and also the body region value none for extracorporeal procedures. Approaches included are percutaneous and external. The sixth character specifies the method (e.g., acupuncture, robotic assisted procedure). The seventh character is a qualifier, and contains specific values as needed.


Terms for Other Procedures

External
When used as Approach
Procedures performed directly on the skin or mucous membrane and procedures performed indirectly by the application of external force through the skin or mucous membrane
Other Procedures
Methodologies which attempt to remediate or cure a disorder or disease
Percutaneous
When used as Approach
Entry, by puncture or minor incision, of instrumentation through the skin or mucous membrane and any other body layers necessary to reach the site of the procedure
Percutaneous Endoscopic
When used as Approach
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
Via Natural or Artificial Opening
When used as Approach
Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening to reach the site of the procedure
Via Natural or Artificial Opening Endoscopic
When used as Approach
Entry of instrumentation through a natural or artificial external opening to reach and visualize the site of the procedure

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.