Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Encounter for care involving renal dialysis (Z49)

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.

  • Z49.01 - Encounter for fit/adjst of extracorporeal dialysis catheter
  • Z49.02 - Encounter for fit/adjst of peritoneal dialysis catheter
  • Z49.31 - Encounter for adequacy testing for hemodialysis
  • Z49.32 - Encounter for adequacy testing for peritoneal dialysis