Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Encntr for proc for purposes oth than remedying health state (Z41)

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.

  • Z41.1 - Encounter for cosmetic surgery
  • Z41.2 - Encounter for routine and ritual male circumcision
  • Z41.3 - Encounter for ear piercing
  • Z41.8 - Encntr for oth proc for purpose oth than remedy health state
  • Z41.9 - Encntr for proc for purpose oth than remedy hlth state, unsp