Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx (Q38)

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.

  • Q38.0 - Congenital malformations of lips, not elsewhere classified
  • Q38.1 - Ankyloglossia
  • Q38.2 - Macroglossia
  • Q38.3 - Other congenital malformations of tongue
  • Q38.4 - Congenital malformations of salivary glands and ducts
  • Q38.5 - Congenital malformations of palate, not elsewhere classified
  • Q38.6 - Other congenital malformations of mouth
  • Q38.7 - Congenital pharyngeal pouch
  • Q38.8 - Other congenital malformations of pharynx