Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Retained foreign body fragments (Z18)

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.

  • Z18.01 - Retained depleted uranium fragments
  • Z18.09 - Other retained radioactive fragments
  • Z18.10 - Retained metal fragments, unspecified
  • Z18.11 - Retained magnetic metal fragments
  • Z18.12 - Retained nonmagnetic metal fragments
  • Z18.2 - Retained plastic fragments
  • Z18.31 - Retained animal quills or spines
  • Z18.32 - Retained tooth
  • Z18.33 - Retained wood fragments
  • Z18.39 - Other retained organic fragments
  • Z18.81 - Retained glass fragments
  • Z18.83 - Retained stone or crystalline fragments
  • Z18.89 - Other specified retained foreign body fragments
  • Z18.9 - Retained foreign body fragments, unspecified material