Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Congenital malformations of esophagus (Q39)

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.

  • Q39.0 - Atresia of esophagus without fistula
  • Q39.1 - Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
  • Q39.2 - Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
  • Q39.3 - Congenital stenosis and stricture of esophagus
  • Q39.4 - Esophageal web
  • Q39.5 - Congenital dilatation of esophagus
  • Q39.6 - Congenital diverticulum of esophagus
  • Q39.8 - Other congenital malformations of esophagus
  • Q39.9 - Congenital malformation of esophagus, unspecified