CORRECT CODING INSTRUCTIONS – PORTA-LUNG® NEGATIVE PRESSURE VENTILATOR
This article serves as notification to suppliers of the appropriate coding guidelines for billing the Porta-Lung® negative pressure ventilator. The following Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code that was assigned to this product by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alpha Numeric Work Group effective January 1, 1990, must be used:
E0460 NEGATIVE PRESSURE VENTILATOR; PORTABLE OR STATIONARY
This is the only code that is used to describe the Porta-Lung® negative pressure ventilator. Use of any other code(s), including the miscellaneous code E1399, is incorrect.
All current DME products coded by the PDAC are found on the PDAC website on Durable Medical Equipment Coding System (DMECS), https://www4.palmettogba.com/pdac_dmecs/. For questions about correct coding, contact the PDAC Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the PDAC by completing the DME PDAC Contact Form located on the PDAC website: https://www.dmepdac.com/.
Published by Noridian as the PDAC, June 2011. 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note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.