Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Long term (current) drug therapy (Z79)

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.

  • Z79.01 - Long term (current) use of anticoagulants
  • Z79.02 - Long term (current) use of antithrombotics/antiplatelets
  • Z79.1 - Long term (current) use of non-steroidal non-inflam (NSAID)
  • Z79.2 - Long term (current) use of antibiotics
  • Z79.3 - Long term (current) use of hormonal contraceptives
  • Z79.4 - Long term (current) use of insulin
  • Z79.51 - Long term (current) use of inhaled steroids
  • Z79.52 - Long term (current) use of systemic steroids
  • Z79.810 - Lng trm (crnt) use of slctv estrog receptor modulators
  • Z79.811 - Long term (current) use of aromatase inhibitors
  • Z79.818 - Lng trm (crnt) use of agnt aff estrog recpt & estrog levels
  • Z79.82 - Long term (current) use of aspirin
  • Z79.83 - Long term (current) use of bisphosphonates
  • Z79.84 - Long term (current) use of oral hypoglycemic drugs
  • Z79.890 - Hormone replacement therapy
  • Z79.891 - Long term (current) use of opiate analgesic
  • Z79.899 - Other long term (current) drug therapy