Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Effects of air pressure and water pressure (T70)

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.

  • T70.0XXD - Otitic barotrauma, subsequent encounter
  • T70.0XXS - Otitic barotrauma, sequela
  • T70.1XXD - Sinus barotrauma, subsequent encounter
  • T70.1XXS - Sinus barotrauma, sequela
  • T70.20XD - Unspecified effects of high altitude, subsequent encounter
  • T70.20XS - Unspecified effects of high altitude, sequela
  • T70.29XD - Other effects of high altitude, subsequent encounter
  • T70.29XS - Other effects of high altitude, sequela
  • T70.3XXD - Caisson disease, subsequent encounter
  • T70.3XXS - Caisson disease [decompression sickness], sequela
  • T70.4XXD - Effects of high-pressure fluids, subsequent encounter
  • T70.4XXS - Effects of high-pressure fluids, sequela
  • T70.8XXD - Oth effects of air pressure and water pressure, subs encntr
  • T70.8XXS - Other effects of air pressure and water pressure, sequela
  • T70.9XXD - Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unsp, subs encntr
  • T70.9XXS - Effect of air pressure and water pressure, unsp, sequela