Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Encounter for fit/adjst of external prosthetic device (Z44)

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.

  • Z44.001 - Encounter for fit/adjst of unsp right artificial arm
  • Z44.002 - Encounter for fit/adjst of unsp left artificial arm
  • Z44.009 - Encounter for fit/adjst of unsp artificial arm, unsp arm
  • Z44.011 - Encounter for fit/adjst of complete right artificial arm
  • Z44.012 - Encounter for fit/adjst of complete left artificial arm
  • Z44.019 - Encounter for fit/adjst of complete artificial arm, unsp arm
  • Z44.021 - Encounter for fit/adjst of partial artificial right arm
  • Z44.022 - Encounter for fit/adjst of partial artificial left arm
  • Z44.029 - Encounter for fit/adjst of partial artificial arm, unsp arm
  • Z44.101 - Encounter for fit/adjst of unsp right artificial leg
  • Z44.102 - Encounter for fit/adjst of unsp left artificial leg
  • Z44.109 - Encounter for fit/adjst of unsp artificial leg, unsp leg
  • Z44.111 - Encounter for fit/adjst of complete right artificial leg
  • Z44.112 - Encounter for fit/adjst of complete left artificial leg
  • Z44.119 - Encounter for fit/adjst of complete artificial leg, unsp leg
  • Z44.121 - Encounter for fit/adjst of partial artificial right leg
  • Z44.122 - Encounter for fit/adjst of partial artificial left leg
  • Z44.129 - Encounter for fit/adjst of partial artificial leg, unsp leg
  • Z44.20 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye, unsp
  • Z44.21 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial right eye
  • Z44.22 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial left eye
  • Z44.30 - Encntr for fit/adjst of external breast prosth, unsp breast
  • Z44.31 - Encounter for fit/adjst of external right breast prosthesis
  • Z44.32 - Encounter for fit/adjst of external left breast prosthesis
  • Z44.8 - Encounter for fit/adjst of external prosthetic devices
  • Z44.9 - Encounter for fit/adjst of unsp external prosthetic device