Retired - 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:


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),

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:


Revision History

Date Update
06/24/2011 Published on PDAC website
08/20/2018 Revised


Last Updated: 06/24/2011