Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Foreign body in ear (T16)

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.

  • T16.1XXD - Foreign body in right ear, subsequent encounter
  • T16.1XXS - Foreign body in right ear, sequela
  • T16.2XXD - Foreign body in left ear, subsequent encounter
  • T16.2XXS - Foreign body in left ear, sequela
  • T16.9XXD - Foreign body in ear, unspecified ear, subsequent encounter
  • T16.9XXS - Foreign body in ear, unspecified ear, sequela