Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare (Z48)

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.

  • Z48.00 - Encounter for change or removal of nonsurg wound dressing
  • Z48.01 - Encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing
  • Z48.02 - Encounter for removal of sutures
  • Z48.03 - Encounter for change or removal of drains
  • Z48.1 - Encounter for planned postprocedural wound closure
  • Z48.21 - Encounter for aftercare following heart transplant
  • Z48.22 - Encounter for aftercare following kidney transplant
  • Z48.23 - Encounter for aftercare following liver transplant
  • Z48.24 - Encounter for aftercare following lung transplant
  • Z48.280 - Encounter for aftercare following heart-lung transplant
  • Z48.288 - Encounter for aftercare following multiple organ transplant
  • Z48.290 - Encounter for aftercare following bone marrow transplant
  • Z48.298 - Encounter for aftercare following other organ transplant
  • Z48.3 - Aftercare following surgery for neoplasm
  • Z48.810 - Encntr for surgical aftcr fol surgery on the sense organs
  • Z48.811 - Encntr for surgical aftcr fol surgery on the nervous sys
  • Z48.812 - Encntr for surgical aftcr following surgery on the circ sys
  • Z48.813 - Encntr for surgical aftcr following surgery on the resp sys
  • Z48.814 - Encntr for surg aftcr fol surg on the teeth or oral cavity
  • Z48.815 - Encntr for surgical aftcr following surgery on the dgstv sys
  • Z48.816 - Encounter for surgical aftcr following surgery on the GU sys
  • Z48.817 - Encntr for surgical aftcr fol surgery on the skin, subcu
  • Z48.89 - Encounter for other specified surgical aftercare