Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Carrier of infectious disease (Z22)

The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific ICD-10 diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

  • Z22.0 - Carrier of typhoid
  • Z22.1 - Carrier of other intestinal infectious diseases
  • Z22.2 - Carrier of diphtheria
  • Z22.31 - Carrier of bacterial disease due to meningococci
  • Z22.321 - Carrier or suspected carrier of methicillin suscep staph
  • Z22.322 - Carrier or suspected carrier of methicillin resis staph
  • Z22.330 - Carrier of Group B streptococcus
  • Z22.338 - Carrier of other streptococcus
  • Z22.39 - Carrier of other specified bacterial diseases
  • Z22.4 - Carrier of infections w sexl mode of transmiss
  • Z22.6 - Carrier of human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 infection
  • Z22.8 - Carrier of other infectious diseases
  • Z22.9 - Carrier of infectious disease, unspecified