Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Persons encntr hlth serv for spec proc & trtmt, not crd out (Z53)

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.

  • Z53.31 - Laparoscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.32 - Thoracoscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.33 - Arthroscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.39 - Other specified procedure converted to open procedure