Correct HCPCS Coding for Flutter and Acapella Devices

Claims for these items are incorrectly being submitted using HCPCS code E1399, Durable medical equipment, miscellaneous. The correct HCPCS code is E0484, Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure device, nonelectric, any type, each. This item is intended for use in instances where assistance is needed to mobilize thick or tenacious secretions. Currently there are only two products assigned to this HCPCS code, the Flutter® device (Scandipharm Inc.) and the Acapella™, (DHD Healthcare Corp.). A manufacturer with a similar device that they feel should be included in the listed code, are advised to consult the SADMERC with any questions regarding the correct coding for these types of items.

Published by Palmetto GBA as the SADMERC, March 10, 2004. Republished by Noridian as the PDAC, August 2008.  Republished by Palmetto GBA as the PDAC, January 2019.

Last Updated: 03/10/2004