Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Dependence on enabling machines and devices, NEC (Z99)

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.

  • Z99.0 - Dependence on aspirator
  • Z99.11 - Dependence on respirator [ventilator] status
  • Z99.12 - Encounter for respirator dependence during power failure
  • Z99.2 - Dependence on renal dialysis
  • Z99.3 - Dependence on wheelchair
  • Z99.81 - Dependence on supplemental oxygen
  • Z99.89 - Dependence on other enabling machines and devices