Rcr, infertility coverage would be so nice! Anything considered “diagnostic” is covered by my insurance (my initial ultrasound and blood work essentially). Once I enter into a treatment cycle, however, nothing is covered. I am so glad that you get to benefit from insurance coverage-that’s awesome!
Taxlady, so how many eggs did he count? I know this must be a stressful time for you, but it sounds like they are taking good care of you and being very cautious.
Bungalowmama, hurray for Georgia girls! We actually go “up” to the city-Chattanooga that is. I don’t know if we’re supposed to put clinic names but it’s Tennessee Reproductive Medicine. My OBGYN in Rome referred me there for my initial infertility consult and they really impressed me. The doctor I see had to go through IVF with his wife to conceive their children, so he understands things from the patient’s perspective. He’s never pushed me toward IVF but he’s encouraged me to monitor my emotions and let him know if I feel like I need a more aggressive treatment..so here we are :)
Hi Julieven! There is a refund option (it’s a package for 3 fresh and 3 frozen cycles, offering 70% refund if not successful), but there are clinical criteria that have to be met and I don’t think I will qualify because I’ve my weight. I’m about 2 points over the BMI requirement. Thank you for the insurance info. Mine doesn’t even cover Clomid so I’m not hopeful but it’s worth looking into. I wish we could all get the insurance contract rates even if insurance isn’t paying. That would be wonderful!
I really appreciate every one offering their advice on the financing issues! You are such a great bunch of ladies!