Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Spina bifida (Q05)

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.

  • Q05.0 - Cervical spina bifida with hydrocephalus
  • Q05.1 - Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
  • Q05.2 - Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
  • Q05.3 - Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
  • Q05.4 - Unspecified spina bifida with hydrocephalus
  • Q05.5 - Cervical spina bifida without hydrocephalus
  • Q05.6 - Thoracic spina bifida without hydrocephalus
  • Q05.7 - Lumbar spina bifida without hydrocephalus
  • Q05.8 - Sacral spina bifida without hydrocephalus
  • Q05.9 - Spina bifida, unspecified