ICD-10-CM Code M67.01

Short Achilles tendon (acquired), right ankle

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M67.01 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of short achilles tendon (acquired), right ankle. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M67.01 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired short achilles tendon, acquired short achilles tendon, acquired short right achilles tendon, bilateral short achilles tendon, contracture of achilles tendon, contracture of bilateral achilles tendons, etc

ICD-10:M67.01
Short Description:Short Achilles tendon (acquired), right ankle
Long Description:Short Achilles tendon (acquired), right ankle

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acquired short Achilles tendon
  • Acquired short Achilles tendon
  • Acquired short right Achilles tendon
  • Bilateral short Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of bilateral Achilles tendons
  • Contracture of left Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of right Achilles tendon
  • Short Achilles tendon

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M67.01 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 557 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC
  • 558 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC

Convert M67.01 to ICD-9

  • 727.81 - Contracture of tendon (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of synovium and tendon (M65-M67)
      • Other disorders of synovium and tendon (M67)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Heel Injuries and Disorders

Heel problems are common and can be painful. Often, they result from too much stress on your heel bone and the tissues that surround it. That stress can come from

  • Injuries
  • Bruises that you get walking, running or jumping
  • Wearing shoes that don't fit or aren't made well
  • Being overweight

These can lead to tendinitis, bursitis, and fasciitis, which are all types of inflammation of the tissues that surround your heel. Over time the stress can cause bone spurs and deformities. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, can also lead to heel problems. Treatments for heel problems might include rest, medicines, exercises, taping, and special shoes. Surgery is rarely needed.


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