Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Congenital malformations of spine and bony thorax (Q76)

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.

  • Q76.0 - Spina bifida occulta
  • Q76.1 - Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Q76.2 - Congenital spondylolisthesis
  • Q76.3 - Congenital scoliosis due to congenital bony malformation
  • Q76.411 - Congenital kyphosis, occipito-atlanto-axial region
  • Q76.412 - Congenital kyphosis, cervical region
  • Q76.413 - Congenital kyphosis, cervicothoracic region
  • Q76.414 - Congenital kyphosis, thoracic region
  • Q76.415 - Congenital kyphosis, thoracolumbar region
  • Q76.419 - Congenital kyphosis, unspecified region
  • Q76.425 - Congenital lordosis, thoracolumbar region
  • Q76.426 - Congenital lordosis, lumbar region
  • Q76.427 - Congenital lordosis, lumbosacral region
  • Q76.428 - Congenital lordosis, sacral and sacrococcygeal region
  • Q76.429 - Congenital lordosis, unspecified region
  • Q76.49 - Oth congenital malform of spine, not associated w scoliosis
  • Q76.5 - Cervical rib
  • Q76.6 - Other congenital malformations of ribs
  • Q76.7 - Congenital malformation of sternum
  • Q76.8 - Other congenital malformations of bony thorax
  • Q76.9 - Congenital malformation of bony thorax, unspecified