Present on Admission Exempt ICD-10 Codes - Undescended and ectopic testicle (Q53)

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.

  • Q53.00 - Ectopic testis, unspecified
  • Q53.01 - Ectopic testis, unilateral
  • Q53.02 - Ectopic testes, bilateral
  • Q53.10 - Unspecified undescended testicle, unilateral
  • Q53.111 - Unilateral intraabdominal testis
  • Q53.112 - Unilateral inguinal testis
  • Q53.12 - Ectopic perineal testis, unilateral
  • Q53.13 - Unilateral high scrotal testis
  • Q53.20 - Undescended testicle, unspecified, bilateral
  • Q53.211 - Bilateral intraabdominal testes
  • Q53.212 - Bilateral inguinal testes
  • Q53.22 - Ectopic perineal testis, bilateral
  • Q53.23 - Bilateral high scrotal testes
  • Q53.9 - Undescended testicle, unspecified