List of Treatable Conditions

Insurance Reimbursable Conditions

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) 
is reimbursable by Medicare, 
Kaiser Permanente, and
 insurance companies 
for the following indications:

  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis, unresponsive to conventional medical and surgical 
  • Osteoradionecrosis as an adjunct to
 conventional treatment
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis as an adjunct to 
conventional treatment
    • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities 
if these 3 criteria are met:
    • Patient has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and
has a lower extremity wound that
is due to diabetes.
    • Patient has a wound classified as Wagner grade III or higher.
      An adequate course of standard wound therapy has failed.
  • Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts
  • Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Actinomycosis, as an adjunct to conventional therapy when the disease process is refractory to antibiotics and surgical treatment

Other Conditions 
Effectively Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Some treatable conditions are considered 
investigational and are not currently reimbursed by Medicare or insurance carriers in the United States, yet they are approved internationally. While presently not reimbursed by insurance,
 HBOT is frequently prescribed by U.S. physicians 
to treat these indications:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Cerebral Palsy 
Crohn’s Disease 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • Hearing Loss
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Near Drowning Victims
  • Parkinson’s
  • Pre/Post Plastic Surgery
  • Necrotizing Infections
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stem Cell Production
  • Stroke
  • Vision Loss
  • Wounds
    and more

Jesse Ward, L.V.N, C.H.T. is our Clinic Coordinator who oversees both our our locations. He has been with Bay Area Hyperbarics since 2013. Jesse received a degree in nursing in 2012, and since then has specialized in the field of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He continued his education by attending International ATMO in San Antonio, Texas for hyperbaric certification (C.H.T.) where he graduated with Distinction.

Jesse has since been awarded the title of Certified Hyperbaric Technologist With Distinction by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology. When Jesse is not administering personalized therapy to patients, he can be found fishing or camping with his family.