Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 may cover hyperbaric oxygen therapy, if the therapy is administered in a chamber (including a one-person unit) and you have one of these conditions:

  • Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
  • Decompression illness
  • Gas embolism
  • Gas gangrene
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis, unresponsive to conventional medical and surgical management
  • Osteoradionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Actinomycosis, only as an adjunct to conventional therapy when the disease process is refractory to antibiotics and surgical treatment
  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities if all of these apply:
    1. You have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and have a lower extremity wound that’s due to diabetes.
    2. You have a wound classified as Wagner grade III or higher.
    3. You’ve failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy.
Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

Medicare-Approved Amount

, and the Part B 

deductible [glossary]

 may apply.

What it is

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a process in which your entire body is exposed to oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure.

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