Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Contact with other sharp objects (W26)

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.

  • W26.1XXA - Contact with sword or dagger, initial encounter
  • W26.1XXD - Contact with sword or dagger, subsequent encounter
  • W26.1XXS - Contact with sword or dagger, sequela
  • W26.2XXA - Contact with edge of stiff paper, initial encounter
  • W26.2XXD - Contact with edge of stiff paper, subsequent encounter
  • W26.2XXS - Contact with edge of stiff paper, sequela
  • W26.8XXA - Contact with other sharp object(s), NEC, initial encounter
  • W26.8XXD - Contact with other sharp object(s), NEC, subs
  • W26.8XXS - Contact with other sharp object(s), NEC, sequela
  • W26.9XXA - Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), initial encounter
  • W26.9XXD - Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), subs
  • W26.9XXS - Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), sequela