Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Contact with dog (W54)

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.

  • W54.0XXA - Bitten by dog, initial encounter
  • W54.0XXD - Bitten by dog, subsequent encounter
  • W54.0XXS - Bitten by dog, sequela
  • W54.1XXA - Struck by dog, initial encounter
  • W54.1XXD - Struck by dog, subsequent encounter
  • W54.1XXS - Struck by dog, sequela
  • W54.8XXA - Other contact with dog, initial encounter
  • W54.8XXD - Other contact with dog, subsequent encounter
  • W54.8XXS - Other contact with dog, sequela