Valid for Submission
S86.029S is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of laceration of unspecified achilles tendon, sequela. The code S86.029S is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code S86.029S might also be used to specify conditions or terms like injury of achilles tendon, laceration of achilles tendon, laceration of calf or open wound of lower leg with tendon involvement. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
S86.029S is a sequela code, includes a 7th character and should be used for complications that arise as a direct result of a condition like laceration of unspecified achilles tendon. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "sequela" code should be used for chronic or residual conditions that are complications of an initial acute disease, illness or injury. The most common sequela is pain. Usually, two diagnosis codes are needed when reporting sequela. The first code describes the nature of the sequela while the second code describes the sequela or late effect.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like S86.029S are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Injury of Achilles tendon
- Laceration of Achilles tendon
- Laceration of calf
- Open wound of lower leg with tendon involvement
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert S86.029S to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S86.029S its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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
- 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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