ICD-9 Code 916.4

Insect bite, nonvenomous, of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

916.4 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of insect bite, nonvenomous, 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: 916.4
Short Description:Insect bite hip & leg
Long Description:Insect bite, nonvenomous, of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, without mention of infection

Convert 916.4 to ICD-10

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

  • S70.269A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified hip, init encntr
  • S70.369A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified thigh, init encntr
  • S80.869A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unsp lower leg, init encntr
  • S90.569A - Insect bite (nonvenomous), unspecified ankle, init encntr

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


Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito, flea, and mite bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bee poison
  • Bug repellent safety
  • Caterpillars
  • Centipede
  • Chiggers
  • Fire ants
  • Fleas
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Millipede toxin
  • Rickettsial pox
  • Scorpions
  • Typhus
  • Wasp sting

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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.