Vent system gets coded
IRVINE, Calif. – CMS has assigned two HCPC codes to Breathe Technologies’ Life2000 Ventilation System, the medical device manufacturer announced recently. “Breathe Technologies recognizes the assignment of these codes as a significant advancement in addressing an unmet need for individuals living with respiratory insufficiency and neuromuscular diseases,” said President and CEO Larry Mastrovich in a release. The Life2000 Ventilation System received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in June and treats both acute and chronic respiratory failure in the home, as well as in institutional settings. The system will be commercially available in the U.S. in late 2015.