Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Other congenital malformations of face and neck (Q18)

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.

  • Q18.0 - Sinus, fistula and cyst of branchial cleft
  • Q18.1 - Preauricular sinus and cyst
  • Q18.2 - Other branchial cleft malformations
  • Q18.3 - Webbing of neck
  • Q18.4 - Macrostomia
  • Q18.5 - Microstomia
  • Q18.6 - Macrocheilia
  • Q18.7 - Microcheilia
  • Q18.8 - Other specified congenital malformations of face and neck
  • Q18.9 - Congenital malformation of face and neck, unspecified