Billable Medical Code for Insect Bite, Nonvenomous, of other, Multiple, and Unspecified Sites, Without Mention of Infection

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 919.4

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 919.4.

The Short Description Is: Insect bite NEC.

Known As

Tick bite is also known as arthropod bite wound, bite of reduviid bug, flea bites, insect bite – wound, insect bite reaction, mosquito bite, nonvenomous insect bite, nonvenomous insect bite of multiple sites, nonvenomous insect bite without infection, nonvenomous snake bite, thrip bite, and tick bite without infection

Tick Bite Definition and Symptoms

A tick bite is a bite from a parasitic insect that puncture the skin with a sharp “sword like” beak. It then burrows its head into the victims skin and eats the blood of the person. Symptoms of a tick bite are pain, itching, and swelling of the skin in the area of the bite site.