Is Orbera covered by insurance?
In the United States, most insurance policies, including those from Medicare and most major insurance companies, specifically exclude the intragastric balloon from coverage because it is most often used for aesthetic weight loss purposes rather than to specifically treat a patient’s advancing co-morbidities related to obesity. Because of this, the intragastic balloon procedure is typically not covered by insurance and is paid for out of pocket by the patient.
Most gastric balloon providers offer low-cost financing options to make the procedures more affordable. Another option available to prospective patients to assist in reducing the cost of the gastric balloon up to 31%, is to apply FSA/HSA funds to cost of the procedure. For more information on applying HSA/FSA funds read our blog on “Reducing The Cost Of Orbera.”
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