Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Congenital malform of ear causing impairment of hearing (Q16)

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.

  • Q16.0 - Congenital absence of (ear) auricle
  • Q16.1 - Congenital absence, atresia and stricture of auditory canal
  • Q16.2 - Absence of eustachian tube
  • Q16.3 - Congenital malformation of ear ossicles
  • Q16.4 - Other congenital malformations of middle ear
  • Q16.5 - Congenital malformation of inner ear
  • Q16.9 - Congen malform of ear causing impairment of hearing, unsp