Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Oth contact w and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health (Z77)

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.

  • Z77.110 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to air pollution
  • Z77.111 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to water pollution
  • Z77.112 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to soil pollution
  • Z77.118 - Contact w and (suspected) exposure to oth environ pollution
  • Z77.120 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to mold (toxic)
  • Z77.121 - Contact w and exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
  • Z77.122 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to noise
  • Z77.123 - Cntct w & expsr to radon & oth naturally occuring radiation
  • Z77.128 - Contact w and expsr to oth hazards in the physcl environment