You may have heard about hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a way to treat and heal parts of the body using a chamber to deliver much-needed extra oxygen to cells and tissues. What you may not know for sure is whether your insurance plan or health coverage will finance or help out with hyperbaric oxygen therapy costs.
HBOT is not some new-age pseudo-medical gimmick. It is an FDA-approved treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy as well as conditions including Lyme disease, AIDS, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Many insurance providers, including Medicare, will cover hyperbaric oxygen therapy costs for the following conditions:
- Acute carbon dioxide intoxication
- Gas embol