2021 ICD-10-CM Code S86.0

Injury of Achilles tendon

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S86.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of achilles tendon. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:S86.0
Short Description:Injury of Achilles tendon
Long Description:Injury of Achilles tendon

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Injury of Achilles tendon

Header codes like S86.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for injury of achilles tendon:

  • S86.00 - Unspecified injury of Achilles tendon
  • S86.001 - Unspecified injury of right Achilles tendon
  • S86.001A - Unspecified injury of right Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.001D - Unspecified injury of right Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.001S - Unspecified injury of right Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.002 - Unspecified injury of left Achilles tendon
  • S86.002A - Unspecified injury of left Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.002D - Unspecified injury of left Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.002S - Unspecified injury of left Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.009 - Unspecified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon
  • S86.009A - Unspecified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.009D - Unspecified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.009S - Unspecified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.01 - Strain of Achilles tendon
  • S86.011 - Strain of right Achilles tendon
  • S86.011A - Strain of right Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.011D - Strain of right Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.011S - Strain of right Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.012 - Strain of left Achilles tendon
  • S86.012A - Strain of left Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.012D - Strain of left Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.012S - Strain of left Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.019 - Strain of unspecified Achilles tendon
  • S86.019A - Strain of unspecified Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.019D - Strain of unspecified Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.019S - Strain of unspecified Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.02 - Laceration of Achilles tendon
  • S86.021 - Laceration of right Achilles tendon
  • S86.021A - Laceration of right Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.021D - Laceration of right Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.021S - Laceration of right Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.022 - Laceration of left Achilles tendon
  • S86.022A - Laceration of left Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.022D - Laceration of left Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.022S - Laceration of left Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.029 - Laceration of unspecified Achilles tendon
  • S86.029A - Laceration of unspecified Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.029D - Laceration of unspecified Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.029S - Laceration of unspecified Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.09 - Other specified injury of Achilles tendon
  • S86.091 - Other specified injury of right Achilles tendon
  • S86.091A - Other specified injury of right Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.091D - Other specified injury of right Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.091S - Other specified injury of right Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.092 - Other specified injury of left Achilles tendon
  • S86.092A - Other specified injury of left Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.092D - Other specified injury of left Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.092S - Other specified injury of left Achilles tendon, sequela
  • S86.099 - Other specified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon
  • S86.099A - Other specified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon, initial encounter
  • S86.099D - Other specified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon, subsequent encounter
  • S86.099S - Other specified injury of unspecified Achilles tendon, sequela

Information for Patients


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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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)