Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Other congenital musculoskeletal deformities (Q68)

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.

  • Q68.0 - Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Q68.1 - Congenital deformity of finger(s) and hand
  • Q68.2 - Congenital deformity of knee
  • Q68.3 - Congenital bowing of femur
  • Q68.4 - Congenital bowing of tibia and fibula
  • Q68.5 - Congenital bowing of long bones of leg, unspecified
  • Q68.6 - Discoid meniscus
  • Q68.8 - Other specified congenital musculoskeletal deformities