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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
For purposes of coverage under Medicare, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is a modality in which the entire body is exposed to oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure.
No program payment may be made for HBO in the treatment of the following conditions:
07/1997 - Clarified that coverage is limited to conditions listed under §35-10.A. Effective date 08/11/1997. (TN 102)
04/1999 - Clarified covered conditions and physician supervision requirement. Effective date 05/01/1999. (TN 112)
10/2000 - Manualized program memorandum AB-00-15 (dated 4/1/2000) and clarified that "preparation and preservation of compromised skin graft" in section 35-10A.9 is not for primary management of wounds. Effective date NA. (TN 129 ) (CR 1138)
This NCD has been or is currently being reviewed under the National Coverage
Determination process. The following are existing associations with NCAs, from the National
Coverage Analyses database.