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    I need a code for traumatic achilles tendon I am saying to use 845.09 but the doc insists there is another code, can anyone help?

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    We use 845.09 for traumatic achilles rupture. As far as I know, if this was result of an injury this is the only code I know to use. There is the nontraumatic dx code, 727.67, maybe you're doc is getting them confused?

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    845.09 is the correct dx for traumatic achilles

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