ICD-9 Code 916.2

Blister of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

916.2 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of blister of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, without mention of infection. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 916.2
Short Description:Blister hip & leg
Long Description:Blister of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, without mention of infection

Convert 916.2 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • S70.229A - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified hip, initial encounter
  • S70.329A - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified thigh, initial encounter
  • S80.829A - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified lower leg, init encntr
  • S90.529A - Blister (nonthermal), unspecified ankle, initial encounter

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 916 Superficial injury of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.