Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Contact with nonpowered hand tool (W27)

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.

  • W27.0XXA - Contact with workbench tool, initial encounter
  • W27.0XXD - Contact with workbench tool, subsequent encounter
  • W27.0XXS - Contact with workbench tool, sequela
  • W27.1XXA - Contact with garden tool, initial encounter
  • W27.1XXD - Contact with garden tool, subsequent encounter
  • W27.1XXS - Contact with garden tool, sequela
  • W27.2XXD - Contact with scissors, subsequent encounter
  • W27.2XXS - Contact with scissors, sequela
  • W27.3XXD - Contact with needle (sewing), subsequent encounter
  • W27.3XXS - Contact with needle (sewing), sequela
  • W27.4XXD - Contact with kitchen utensil, subsequent encounter
  • W27.4XXS - Contact with kitchen utensil, sequela
  • W27.5XXD - Contact with paper-cutter, subsequent encounter
  • W27.5XXS - Contact with paper-cutter, sequela
  • W27.8XXA - Contact with other nonpowered hand tool, initial encounter
  • W27.8XXD - Contact with other nonpowered hand tool, subs encntr
  • W27.8XXS - Contact with other nonpowered hand tool, sequela