HCPCS Code Description
E0602 Breast pump, manual, any type
E0603 Breast pump, electric (AC and/or DC) any type
E0604 Breast pump, heavy duty, hospital grade, piston operated, pulsatile vacuum suction/release cycles, vacuum regulator, supplied, transformer, electric (AC and/or DC)
from payer to payer, and new codes may not be recognized by all payers (International Lactation Consultant Association, 2002). The Reimbursement Tool Kit available from ILCA at www.ilca.org is a valuable source of information. The Healthcare Insurance Guide for Breastfeeding Families can be downloaded free at the Medela Web site (www.medela.com).
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