Expand All Select a body system from the following ICD-10-PCS sections:

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 first through fifth characters are always assigned a specific value, but the device (6th character) and the qualifier (7th character) are not applicable to all procedures.

00 Central Nervous System and Cranial Nerves

01 Peripheral Nervous System

02 Heart and Great Vessels

03 Upper Arteries

04 Lower Arteries

05 Upper Veins

06 Lower Veins

07 Lymphatic and Hemic Systems

08 Eye

09 Ear, Nose, Sinus

0B Respiratory System

0C Mouth and Throat

0D Gastrointestinal System

0F Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas

0G Endocrine System

0H Skin and Breast

0J Subcutaneous Tissue and Fascia

0K Muscles

0L Tendons

0M Bursae and Ligaments

0N Head and Facial Bones

0P Upper Bones

0Q Lower Bones

0R Upper Joints

0S Lower Joints

0T Urinary System

0U Female Reproductive System

0V Male Reproductive System

0W Anatomical Regions, General

0X Anatomical Regions, Upper Extremities

0Y Anatomical Regions, Lower Extremities

Obstetrics procedure codes have a first character value of “1”. The second character value for body system is Pregnancy. The root operations Change, Drainage, Extraction, Insertion, Inspection, Removal, Repair, Reposition, Resection and Transplantation are used in the obstetrics section, and have the same meaning as in the medical and surgical section.

The obstetrics section includes procedures performed on the products of conception only; procedures on the pregnant female are coded in the medical and surgical section (e.g., episiotomy). The term “products of conception” refers to all physical components of a pregnancy, including the fetus, amnion, umbilical cord and placenta. There is no differentiation of the products of conception based on gestational age. Thus, the specification of the products of conception as a zygote, embryo or fetus, or the trimester of the pregnancy, is not part of the procedure code but can be found in the diagnosis code.

10 Pregnancy

Placement section codes represent procedures for putting an externally placed device in or on a body region for the purpose of protection, immobilization, stretching, compression or packing. Placement procedure codes have a first character value of “2”. The second character value for body system is either anatomical regions or anatomical orifices.

2W Anatomical Regions

2Y Anatomical Orifices

Administration section codes represent procedures for putting in or on a therapeutic, prophylactic, protective, diagnostic, nutritional or physiological substance. Administration procedure codes have a first character value of “3”. The body system character contains three values: circulatory system, indwelling device, and physiological systems and anatomical regions. The circulatory body system is used for transfusion procedures.

30 Circulatory

3C Indwelling Device

3E Physiological Systems and Anatomical Regions

Measurement and monitoring section codes represent procedures for determining the level of a physiological or physical function. Measurement and monitoring procedure codes have a first character value of “4”. The second character value for body system is either physiological systems or physiological devices.

4A Physiological Systems

4B Physiological Devices

In extracorporeal assistance and performance procedures, equipment outside the body is used to assist or perform a physiological function. Extracorporeal assistance and performance procedure codes have a first character value of “5”. The second character value for body system is physiological systems.

5A Physiological Systems

In extracorporeal therapy, equipment outside the body is used for a therapeutic purpose that does not involve the assistance or performance of a physiological function. Extracorporeal therapy procedure codes have a first character value of “6”. The second character value for body system is physiological systems.

6A Physiological Systems

Osteopathic procedure codes have a first character value of “7”. The body system character contains the value anatomical regions. There is only one root operation in the osteopathic section.

  • Treatment: Manual treatment to eliminate or alleviate somatic dysfunction and related disorders

7W Anatomical Regions

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.

8C Indwelling Device

8E Physiological Systems and Anatomical Regions

Chiropractic section procedure codes have a first character value of “9”. The second character value for body system is anatomical regions. There is only one root operation in the chiropractic section.

  • Manipulation: Manual procedure that involves a directed thrust to move a joint past the physiological range of motion, without exceeding the anatomical limit

9W Anatomical Regions

Imaging procedure codes have a first character value of “B”. Imaging section codes represent procedures including plain radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Nuclear medicine procedure codes, including PET, uptakes, and scans, are in the nuclear medicine section. Therapeutic radiation procedure codes are in a separate radiation oncology section.

B0 Central Nervous System

B2 Heart

B3 Upper Arteries

B4 Lower Arteries

B5 Veins

B7 Lymphatic System

B8 Eye

B9 Ear, Nose, Mouth and Throat

BB Respiratory System

BD Gastrointestinal System

BF Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas

BG Endocrine System

BH Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast

BL Connective Tissue

BN Skull and Facial Bones

BP Non-Axial Upper Bones

BQ Non-Axial Lower Bones

BR Axial Skeleton, Except Skull and Facial Bones

BT Urinary System

BU Female Reproductive System

BV Male Reproductive System

BW Anatomical Regions

BY Fetus and Obstetrical

Nuclear medicine section codes represent procedures that introduce radioactive material into the body in order to create an image, to diagnose and treat pathologic conditions, or to assess metabolic functions. The nuclear medicine section does not include the introduction of encapsulated radioactive material for the treatment of cancer. These procedures are included in the radiation oncology section. Nuclear medicine procedure codes have a first character value of “C”. The second character specifies the body system on which the nuclear medicine procedure is performed. The third character root type indicates the type of nuclear medicine procedure (e.g., planar imaging or non-imaging uptake).

C0 Central Nervous System

C2 Heart

C5 Veins

C7 Lymphatic and Hematologic System

C8 Eye

C9 Ear, Nose, Mouth and Throat

CB Respiratory System

CD Gastrointestinal System

CF Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas

CG Endocrine System

CH Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue and Breast

CP Musculoskeletal System

CT Urinary System

CV Male Reproductive System

CW Anatomical Regions

Radiation oncology procedure codes have a first character value of “D”. The second character specifies the body system (e.g., central nervous, musculoskeletal) irradiated. The third character root type specifies the general modality used (e.g., beam radiation) and the fifth character further specifies the radiation modality used (e.g., photons, electrons). The fourth character specifies the body part that is the focus of the radiation therapy. The sixth character specifies the isotopes introduced into the body, if applicable, or whether the beam used is a gamma beam or other photon. The seventh character is not specified in the radiation oncology section, and always has the value None.

D0 Central and Peripheral Nervous System

D7 Lymphatic and Hematologic System

D8 Eye

D9 Ear, Nose, Mouth and Throat

DB Respiratory System

DD Gastrointestinal System

DF Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas

DG Endocrine System

DH Skin

DM Breast

DP Musculoskeletal System

DT Urinary System

DU Female Reproductive System

DV Male Reproductive System

DW Anatomical Regions

Physical rehabilitation section codes represent procedures including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Osteopathic procedures and chiropractic procedures are in sections 7 and 9 respectively. Physical rehabilitation and diagnostic audiology procedure codes have a first character value of “F”. The second character specifies the section qualifier Rehabilitation or Diagnostic Audiology. The third character specifies the root type.

F0 Rehabilitation

F1 Diagnostic Audiology

Mental Health procedure codes have a first character value of “G”. The second character is used to identify the body system elsewhere in ICD-10-PCS. Because body system does not apply in this section, the second character always has the value None. The third character specifies the root type, such as crisis intervention or counseling. The fourth character is a type qualifier (e.g., to indicate that counseling was educational or vocational). The fifth, sixth and seventh characters are not specified and always have the value None.

GZ None

Substance abuse treatment codes have a first character value of “H”. The second character is used to identify the body system elsewhere in ICD-10-PCS. Because body system does not apply in this section, the second character always has the value None. The third character specifies the root type. Examples include detoxification services and individual counseling. The fourth character is a type qualifier that further specifies the procedure type. The individual counseling procedure further specified in the fourth character includes the values Cognitive Behavioral, 12-step, and Interpersonal. The fifth, sixth and seventh characters are not specified and always have the value None.

HZ None

Section X was created in response to public comments received regarding New Technology proposals presented at ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meetings, and general issues facing classification of new technology procedures.

X2 Cardiovascular System

XH Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue, Fascia and Breast

XK Muscles, Tendons, Bursae and Ligaments

XN Bones

XR Joints

XV Male Reproductive System

XW Anatomical Regions

XY Extracorporeal