Chapter 27: Introduction to ICD-10-PCS

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device

an object that is supposed to remain in the body after the completion of a procedure, such as a pacemaker

International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS)

developed as a replacement for ICD-9-CM volume 3-Procedure codes; a newer, larger, more comprehensive procedural coding system devised by 3M Health Information Systems

procedure

the complete specification of the seven characters to identify what service was performed

qualifier

additional information unique to the individual procedure being performed

root operation

the objective of the procedure, such as bypass, drainage, flouroscopy, and the like

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