Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that involves delivering oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure to heal injuries to the body. According to Dr. Paul G. Harch, a pioneer and leading authority on hyperbaric oxygen therapy and research, “Oxygen under pressure works as a drug to treat basic disease processes that are common to many acute and chronic conditions. By treating the disease processes the diseases are treated also.”
The cost of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is determined largely by where a patient receives Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), what type of medical coverage (reimbursement) is present, and what condition is treated. In the hospital-based centers, only the typically reimbursed indications are treated and the charge is $1,000-2,000/hour.
In a freestanding center, treatment of the same conditions costs far less and can be as low as $200/hour. If the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is reimbursed by either Medicare or Medicaid the charge is nearly the same in a hospital or freestanding center, approximately $250/hour.
For off-label conditions, the freestanding centers are usually the only option for treatment. The average charge at these facilities is about $200/hr or treatment.