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Treatable Diagnoses and Conditions

The following is a list of diagnoses and conditions treated by hyperbarics that are typically covered by health insurance:

Medicare Approved Conditions for Hyperbarics:

  1. Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
  2. Decompression illness
  3. Gas embolism
  4. Gas gangrene
  5. Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia. HBO therapy is a valuable adjunctive treatment to be used in combination with accepted standard therapeutic measures when loss of function, limb, or life is threatened.
  6. Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs (limb reattachment). As with the previous conditions, HBO therapy would be an adjunctive treatment when loss of function, limb, or life is threatened.
  7. Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
  8. Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  9. Treatment of compromised grafts and flaps
  10. Chronic refractory osteomyelitis, unresponsive to conventional medical and surgical management
  11. Osteoradionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment
  12. Soft tissue radionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment
  13. Cyanide poisoning
  14. Actinomycosis, only as an adjunct to conventional therapy when the disease process is refractory to antibiotics and surgical treatment.

Other Treatable Conditions: