Understanding Insurance Coverage for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a transformative treatment that can enhance healing and improve outcomes for various medical conditions. While Hyperbaric Health does not accept insurance directly, we are dedicated to helping our patients navigate the reimbursement process. This article explores the conditions that insurance may cover for HBOT and explains how to request reimbursement after treatment at Hyperbaric Health.

Out-of-Pocket Costs and Payment Options

If your insurance does not cover HBOT or if you have a high deductible, out-of-pocket costs can become a concern. However, we offer several flexible payment options to help manage these expenses:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA): You can use funds from your HSA to pay for HBOT treatments. This allows you to use pre-tax dollars, potentially saving you money.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Similar to an HSA, an FSA allows you to use pre-tax dollars to cover medical expenses, including HBOT.
  • Care Credit: We accept Care Credit, a healthcare credit card that offers financing options to cover medical expenses. This can be a helpful option if you need to spread the cost of treatment over time.

Conditions Commonly Covered by Insurance for HBOT

Insurance providers, including Medicare and private insurers, often cover HBOT for specific medical conditions that are recognized as benefiting significantly from this therapy. These conditions typically include:

1. Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers are a common complication of diabetes. HBOT enhances wound healing by improving blood flow and oxygen delivery to the affected tissues, significantly reducing the risk of infection and amputation.

2. Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis

This persistent bone infection can be challenging to treat with standard antibiotics. HBOT helps by increasing oxygen concentration in the infected bone, enhancing the effectiveness of antibiotics and promoting healing.

3. Radiation-Induced Tissue Damage

Radiation therapy for cancer can cause damage to surrounding healthy tissues, leading to conditions like radiation cystitis, proctitis, and necrosis. HBOT promotes tissue repair and reduces inflammation in these affected areas.

4. Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps

HBOT can improve the success rates of skin grafts and flaps by enhancing oxygenation, which is crucial for the viability and integration of the transplanted tissue.

5. Non-Healing Wounds

Chronic non-healing wounds, often seen in patients with vascular insufficiencies or immune disorders, can benefit from HBOT by accelerating the natural healing process.

6. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

HBOT is the primary treatment for severe carbon monoxide poisoning, as it quickly replaces carbon monoxide with oxygen in the blood, reducing the risk of long-term damage.

7. Crush Injuries

Severe crush injuries can lead to compartment syndrome and extensive tissue damage. HBOT reduces swelling, improves oxygenation, and promotes faster recovery.

The Process of Requesting Reimbursement After Treatment at Hyperbaric Health

Although Hyperbaric Health does not directly accept insurance, we provide a superbill for our patients. A superbill is a detailed receipt that includes all the necessary information for insurance reimbursement. Here’s how you can request reimbursement:

1. Check Your Insurance Policy

Before starting treatment, contact your insurance provider to confirm coverage for HBOT. Ask about specific conditions covered, documentation requirements, and the pre-authorization process.

2. Obtain a Prescription

Ensure that you have a prescription for HBOT from your healthcare provider or one of our telehealth practitioners. This is a requirement for HBOt treatment and insurance reimbursement.

3. Complete the Treatment

Undergo your HBOT sessions at Hyperbaric Health. Keep detailed records of your treatments, including dates and the total number of sessions.

4. Receive a Superbill from Hyperbaric Health

After your treatment, Hyperbaric Health will provide you with a superbill. This document will include:

  • Provider information
  • Patient details
  • Description of services rendered
  • CPT codes (Current Procedural Terminology)
  • ICD-10 codes (International Classification of Diseases)
  • Total charges

5. Submit the Superbill to Your Insurance Provider

Submit the superbill along with any required forms to your insurance provider. Make sure to include any additional documentation they might require, such as the prescription and pre-authorization approval (if applicable).

6. Follow Up

After submitting your superbill, follow up with your insurance provider to ensure they have received all necessary documents and to check the status of your claim. Be prepared to provide any additional information they may request.

7. Receive Reimbursement

Once your claim is processed and approved, you will receive reimbursement according to your insurance policy’s terms. This reimbursement will be based on the coverage details provided by your insurer.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy offers significant benefits for a range of medical conditions, and many insurance providers recognize its value by covering specific treatments. Although Hyperbaric Health does not accept insurance directly, we are committed to supporting our patients through the reimbursement process by providing detailed superbills.

If you are considering HBOT for a condition that may be covered by insurance, start by checking with your insurer to understand your coverage and requirements. With the right documentation and a clear understanding of the reimbursement process, you can make the most of this innovative therapy and improve your health outcomes.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Hyperbaric Health today. Let us help you on your journey to healing and wellness.