Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Cleft palate (Q35)
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.
- Q35.1 - Cleft hard palate
- Q35.3 - Cleft soft palate
- Q35.5 - Cleft hard palate with cleft soft palate
- Q35.7 - Cleft uvula
- Q35.9 - Cleft palate, unspecified