Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Liveborn infants according to place of birth and type of del (Z38)

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.

  • Z38.00 - Single liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.01 - Single liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.1 - Single liveborn infant, born outside hospital
  • Z38.2 - Single liveborn infant, unspecified as to place of birth
  • Z38.30 - Twin liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.31 - Twin liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.4 - Twin liveborn infant, born outside hospital
  • Z38.5 - Twin liveborn infant, unspecified as to place of birth
  • Z38.61 - Triplet liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.62 - Triplet liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.63 - Quadruplet liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.64 - Quadruplet liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.65 - Quintuplet liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.66 - Quintuplet liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.68 - Other multiple liveborn infant, delivered vaginally
  • Z38.69 - Other multiple liveborn infant, delivered by cesarean
  • Z38.7 - Other multiple liveborn infant, born outside hospital
  • Z38.8 - Other multiple liveborn infant, unsp as to place of birth