HCPCS Code Details - E0550

HCPCS Level II Code
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
HCPCS Code E0550

Long description:
Humidifier, durable for extensive supplemental humidification during ippb treatments or oxygen delivery

Short description:
Humidif extens supple w ippb

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 33 - Oxygen and oxygen equipment (price subject to floors and ceilings)
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Coverage code D - Special coverage instructions apply
BETOS2 code D1E - Other DME
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service R - Rental of DME
Effective date Effective Jul 01, 2005
Date added Added Jan 01, 1986
HCPCS Coding Procedures

HCPCS Modifiers

In HCPCS Level II, modifiers are composed of two alpha or alphanumeric characters.

Example: E0260-NU - Hospital bed, semi-electric (head and foot adjustment), with any type side rails, with mattress
NU” identifies the hospital bed as new equipment

See also

  • HCPCS E0530 · Electronic positional obstructive sleep apnea treatment, with sensor, includes all components and accessories, any type

  • HCPCS E0560 · Humidifier, durable for supplemental humidification during ippb treatment or oxygen delivery

  • HCPCS E0555 · Humidifier, durable, glass or autoclavable plastic bottle type, for use with regulator or flowmeter

1 Two-digit numeric codes are Level I code modifiers copyrighted© by the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

2 BETOS stands for “Berenson-Eggers Type Of Service”