Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Contact with rodent (W53)

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.

  • W53.01XA - Bitten by mouse, initial encounter
  • W53.01XD - Bitten by mouse, subsequent encounter
  • W53.01XS - Bitten by mouse, sequela
  • W53.09XA - Other contact with mouse, initial encounter
  • W53.09XD - Other contact with mouse, subsequent encounter
  • W53.09XS - Other contact with mouse, sequela
  • W53.11XA - Bitten by rat, initial encounter
  • W53.11XD - Bitten by rat, subsequent encounter
  • W53.11XS - Bitten by rat, sequela
  • W53.19XA - Other contact with rat, initial encounter
  • W53.19XD - Other contact with rat, subsequent encounter
  • W53.19XS - Other contact with rat, sequela
  • W53.21XA - Bitten by squirrel, initial encounter
  • W53.21XD - Bitten by squirrel, subsequent encounter
  • W53.21XS - Bitten by squirrel, sequela
  • W53.29XA - Other contact with squirrel, initial encounter
  • W53.29XD - Other contact with squirrel, subsequent encounter
  • W53.29XS - Other contact with squirrel, sequela
  • W53.81XA - Bitten by other rodent, initial encounter
  • W53.81XD - Bitten by other rodent, subsequent encounter
  • W53.81XS - Bitten by other rodent, sequela
  • W53.89XA - Other contact with other rodent, initial encounter
  • W53.89XD - Other contact with other rodent, subsequent encounter
  • W53.89XS - Other contact with other rodent, sequela