You may have heard some recent radio ads aired locally about IVF. The ads are for a program often referred to as “shared risk” or “guaranteed IVF.” These types of programs offer patients a package of IVF services at a prepaid price, which is typically several times the cost of a single IVF cycle. The advantage of these programs is that a patient can pursue IVF at a discounted rate rather than paying for every cycle individually. The end point is either a pregnancy or a percentage of initial payment back. To put it simply, they either get a baby or money back! Thus the program shares the cost with the patient. Naturally, not all patients are candidates for this program. Most programs accept reasonable candidates such as women less than 38 years of age with good ovarian function.
IRH has offered such a program for many years and has had excellent success with it. Our live birth rate in the program has been more than 80%. We are happy that the program has had so much success. Each IVF cycle offers a chance. That chance accumulates over a number of cycles. Money back programs allow patients to continue therapy without fear of paying all the costs without ultimate results.
Here are the facts: at IRH, the clinical pregnancy rates per fresh IVF cycle now exceed 50% for the best candidates. Clinical pregnancy rates for frozen embryo transfers, which offer the patients a low cost second chance, are now 30-40% in our program. The costs in our program have all been held down due to distribution of fixed costs over a high number of cycles. The costs for IVF are much less than the national average, starting as low as $8400 for a fresh IVF cycle after discounts.
We offer a money back guarantee program. This program allows in vitro fertilization cycles at a flat, discounted fee. The endpoint of the program is live birth. You either have a baby or you receive a refund. To be a candidate for this program, you have to meet at least the following entry criteria and be approved by our program.
Inclusion Criteria for Money Back IVF program:
* Some patients may have criteria exclusions that are not listed above. Please discuss with your physician or an IVF nurse to review the eligibility requirements of the Money Back Program.
These new financial options may be appealing to some couples and we are happy to offer them. If you are considering the Money Back Program, please discuss with your physician or an IVF nurse to see if you meet the eligibility criteria. If you have any other questions about the IVF Money Back Guarantee Program, please call our office at 513.924.5550 or contact us today.