Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Exposure to other inanimate mechanical forces (W49)

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.

  • W49.01XD - Hair causing external constriction, subsequent encounter
  • W49.01XS - Hair causing external constriction, sequela
  • W49.02XD - String or thread causing external constriction, subs encntr
  • W49.02XS - String or thread causing external constriction, sequela
  • W49.03XD - Rubber band causing external constriction, subs encntr
  • W49.03XS - Rubber band causing external constriction, sequela
  • W49.04XD - Ring or oth jewelry causing external constriction, subs
  • W49.04XS - Ring or other jewelry causing external constriction, sequela
  • W49.09XD - Oth item causing external constriction, subs encntr
  • W49.09XS - Other specified item causing external constriction, sequela
  • W49.9XXD - Exposure to other inanimate mechanical forces, subs encntr
  • W49.9XXS - Exposure to other inanimate mechanical forces, sequela