Effective for dates of service on or after February 4, 2011, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code E0571 (Aerosol compressor, battery powered, for use with small volume nebulizer) will be invalid for claim submission to the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs).  Suppliers providing battery-powered aerosol compressors should bill existing HCPCS code E0570 (Nebulizer, with compressor).

Refer to the Nebulizers local coverage determination (LCD) for additional coverage, coding and documentation requirements.

Products previously coded E0571 by the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor will be end dated on February 3, 2011 and will be listed with E0570 with an effective date of February 4, 2011. These products will be listed on the Product Classification List which is located on DME Coding System (DMECS). DMECS is located on the PDAC website, www.dmepdac.com.

Published by Noridian as the PDAC, December 2010.  Republished by Palmetto GBA as the PDAC, February 2019.  Please note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.

Last Updated: 12/10/2010